Every once in a while, I take a look, a real look at the entirety of my yarn stash. I'm doing so this week, and I've realised, once and for all, that I have way more yarn than I need or will likely use in the next five years. This means a thorough inventory, and updating my Ravelry stash page (for those of you on Ravelry - aren't stash pages great?), and yes, destashing a bunch of the yarn.
It really is amazing to look through bins of yarn that I have forgotten about. It's like buried treasure. Or trash. A "What was I thinking buying this?" moment bubbling up a few times. Brenda Dayne of the "Cast On" podcast calls it the "annual airing of the stash", something I think most of us knitters/crafters can benefit from regularly.
So that's what I'm doing - "airing" my stash. Will have destash details soon, for those interested.