Sunday, October 14, 2007

Coming to terms with my Stash

Ah, Ravelry. How I love the...
And yet...
You've forced my stash out of the closet.

I am being faced with the fact that I now have more stashed yarns on Ravelry than I have finished projects.

This is not good, folks!! Granted, a portion of it is recycled yarn that I've harvested from thrift store sweaters. A portion of it.

But I have been amazed by how much commercial yarn I have. Some of it, again - bought at thrift stores. But not all. OH no. Much of it isn't.

So... I am going on a yarn diet.

Truly, I have enough yarn and projects planned to get me through a year and that's what I'm going to try to do.

I realize that there was a huge knit-from-your-stash movement this year, but I didn't really participate. So, I'm missing the boat here a bit. But I think it will help me stay focused if it's just something I am doing for me, because I need to.

So. No more yarn buying for me unless (yes, there are always exceptions:

1. Stitches West. If I go to Stitches West, I get to buy yarn. I won't go nuts, I promise. But c'mon -- it's Stitches West! That would just be cruel.

2. If I truly cannot shop from my stash for a particular project that cannot be substituted. That Must Happen.

That's it. Unlike the 2007 Knit-from-Stash -- sock yarn COUNTS. I have enough sock yarn to get me through the next year easily.

So there ya go. If you visit me on Ravelry, please drop me a note.

And be kind about the stash. I'm trying to at least be honest about it. (It's not ALL there yet. But I am working on it.)

5 comments:

Emily said...

The few, the proud, the brave, the yarn diet-ers. Good luck! :) I've found that my tastes have changed over the years and I really don't have all that much yarn that I actually want to knit with, but my budget keeps me from getting more yarn, so... Maybe next year we can go yarn shopping together.

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