Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Stash! Eeeep!

I just went stash diving. Needed some yarn for the SKA November mystery sock. And took a good look at my stash. Wow, it has grown!
I've been on a yarn diet, more or less, and it has slowed down the rate of growth. But that's not the same as stash reduction. And I really, really need the stash to shrink.

So: 2010 is going to be the year of no yarn. None at all. January 1 to January 1, no excuses, no pretexts, no nothing. No yarn.

15 comments:

Beverly said...

Those are some bold and daring words, Batty! Good luck.

Vanessa said...

You can do it! I have managed to knit only from the stash since January of this year! Not one yarn purchase in 2009!! I know you can do it for 2010!

faeriecollege said...

Good for you! I keep thinking I ought to do that, and then not doing it. So I hope you have better luck than I do :D

Lisa said...

I don't mean to sound doubtful...(goes off to laugh hysterically out of sight of the computer)...good luck with that!!

Maria said...

Viel Glück dafür!
Wenn ich mal wieder dieses Gefühl habe "ohje, komm schon, ich will das jetzt, ist ja nicht viel...", dann denke ich in letzter Zeit daran, dass es das Garn auch in ein paar Monaten oder einem Jahr noch gibt. Hilft manchmal durchaus. Natürlich nicht immer :-)

Liebe Grüße,
Maria.

Bonnie said...

I resolved to go on a yarn diet this year, and I failed. I wish you the best of luck!

maryannlucy said...

You haven't bought any more - it breeds!! Put it all together in darkened rooms and this is what happens...you'll be fine to buy in 2010, just seperate some of those cheeky skeins..

Michelle said...

Good luck Batty... I will try to knit more than I buy, but there's no way I could ever not buy yarn for a year! MDS&W and Rhinebeck.. wait.. does fiber count? I might be able to do it if fiber doesn't count.

Thea said...

good luck with that.....

Fujiyamamama said...

Good luck! I hope to knit more from my stash next year, but that darn sock yarn...

Becky said...

Great resolve. I wish you well with it. I know you can do it! I'm going to try to knit and weave more to use up some of mine. ;D

weezalana said...

Great resolution! I have faith, you can do it! Every time you get tempted, just walk into the room where you have all your yarn and pretend it's a LYS!

ZantiMissKnit said...

Good resolution! More for me!

Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Oh dear. That means I have to reevaluate my stash. That also means I have to go on a yarn diet for the next 5 years. *Sigh*
Seriously? Good luck.

knottygnome said...

i have an entire yarn/fiber room in my house now. i'll definitely be expanding, not contracting, in 2010. good luck and i wish you the best.