So, you know, I thought I'd put my stash on Ravelry.
It seemed like a smart thing to do, because I keep buying yarn from Webs closeouts — I have little self-control — and I was starting to buy yarn for patterns I'd already bought yarn for. So an inventory seemed like a good thing.
I opened plastic box after plastic box. I sorted some of my yarn in better ways, and found many things I'd completely forgotten about. I got much (I'd say 80%?) of the stash into Ravelry — I haven't tackled sock yarn, acrylic yarn, crochet thread or a couple of bulk cone yarn buys in there yet. And then I thought, well, if you have yarn, you might as well have photos of it.
So I started photographing yarn (this took hours). And loaded it into my barely-used Flickr account. Because, ya know, I have been using PhotoWorks for my photos and why should I load them in two places? And then I ran out of space on Flickr.
So, I paid my $25 for an annual pro account on Flickr, which I'd sworn I'd never do. And then Flickr gave me ten free Moo mini-cards. And Moo is the coolest, and I'd been trying not to go down this road...
I think I'm going to end up spending more money on subscriptions, photo-laden objects and other crap than I ever did on yarn. Grumble grumble mumble ...
Oh but by the way, I have somewhere around 600 skeins of yarn. Also over 70,000 yards.