Presenting chapter 2! If we were to shed any light on the yarn stash phenomenon, I knew that a Ravelry expedition would be in order – and that Lela Nargi was the best one for the job. This Brooklyn-dwelling editor, author, and journalist is the one magazines call when they need a well-written article about knitting that doesn’t include the phrase “not just for grannies anymore.” Perhaps the most terrifying yet strangely exhilarating fact she unearthed? “All those stashed skeins weigh in at an incredible 8.4 million pounds—more than the combined heft of a small bridge, a drilling rig, a giant sequoia, and one blue whale. Unwind them and you’ve got almost 5 billion yards of yarn.”