New Year, New Stash

Do you have yarn in your stash that you just don’t know what to do with? Perhaps you’ve bought too much for a project and have leftover balls or skeins. Maybe you fell passionately in love with custard yellow a couple of years ago but now it just doesn’t do anything for you.

New Year, New Stash!

What you need is a p/hop swap to reinvigorate your stash for the new year! Traditionally, p/hop swaps have been held at local knitting groups or events. People bring yarn they’re no longer in love with to swap, it all goes on a big table, and then everyone chooses something from the big pile to take home. And of course, they make a p/hop donation for the fun of it and the shiny new-to-them yarn.

Not all of us can get to these swaps, so this January we’re hosting a postal p/hop swap. If you sign up, you’ll need to send around 200g of unused yarn from your stash to your partner. In return, you’ll get the same amount of brand new yarn to play with. It could be a yarn base you’ve never tried, a colour you’d never thought of, or a combination of yarns that work with something else you already own. Whatever you get, it will put a new splash in your stash, for the cost of postage and a p/hop donation with all the money donated going straight to MSF’s fantastic work.

Sound fun? The details of the swap and sign ups are in our friendly ravelry group here. If you have any questions about how the swap works, that’s also the place to ask them. Come and join us for a stash swapping start to 2013!

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