Friday, December 15, 2006

Well,I got to looking, this afternoon, at my stash of yarn and came up with the conclusion I need to do something with it, it's getting out of hand. So, while I was reading Wendy Knits' blog, I decided to do what she and a friend of hers are going to do - they are going to knit from their stash and not buy any yarn ( unless it's needed to finish an item in progress ) until Sept. 1 and then they are going to buy more yarn.
What I plan on doing is not buy any more yarn until my stash is almost gone ( hopefully by the end of 2007, if not before ) and then start to work on cleaning and spinning the bags of wool from the sheep into tons of wonderful Shetland yarns - natural and dyed colors. I may buy the occassional yarn that I don't have ( i.e., alpaca, camel, yak, silk ) but I'm going to restrict myself to the natural fibers unless someone requests something done in acrylic or fancy glitzy yarns. I have all this wool looking at me and I'm not doing anything with it but letting it sit and that's crazy.
So, as of January 1,2007, I will not be buying any more yarn until my stash is depleted. Good thing I can knit fairly fast. It should be an interesting year.

2 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

We have it in writing now so we can hold you to it, right? Ha! I'm a new shepherd, a new spinner, and a newly reactivated beginning knitter, and I find that the "stash bug" has already bitten me! But you see, I have good REASON to buy yarn, because not all my family can wear wool, and I haven't decided whether or not to dye my first skeins of homegrown, homespun Shetland, and - and....

janine said...

I need to get my stash under control too :-)