As I was putting away my Rhinebeck yarn stash, I realized something.
From left to right: Fiber Optics Yarns’ Foot Notes in Equinox, Sanguine Gryphon’s Bugga in Autumn Tiger Beetle, Sanguine Gryphon’s Eidos in Polimarchus, Blue Moon Fiber Arts’ Socks that Rock medium weight in Blush, Gypsy Girl’s Transitions in Green with Envy
I have a TON of yarn. I have as much yarn as this house can possibly hold. It would honestly take me years to work through it all.
More importantly, I have enough.
As part of a larger project to develop healthy, sustainable patterns of consumption I have decided to go into serious stash-down mode.
How serious? My rules for myself are as follows:
No yarn purchases until Rhinebeck 2011, except:
– Yarn for baby gifts. Because I’m in my late 20s and you never know when a new baby will turn up.
– Yarn to finish projects that I have already started (like the two crochet afghans that I’m still working on).
– Yarn to finish a project made up of at least 75% stash yarn.
– Yarn for design projects. The important sub-rule is that I can only have one such project in progress at any one time, so I can’t buy yarn for a new design unless the old one is finished (or I admit defeat in good faith).
– Three get out of jail free cards. Because I’m no saint.
Note that I did not mention FIBER, even though I have a fair amount of that too.
Clockwise from top left: Frabjous Fibers merino/silk in Chocolate Cherry, Spinners Hill Crazy Ball, Pigeonroof Studios merino/silk in Dovecote, one pound of plain white Corriedale, Rogue Adverntures merino in Cedar, Spunky Eclectic Icelandic in Violet Beauregard
There actually IS a decent chance that I’ll finish all this within a year, and as a new spinner I want to keep spinning and keep improving.
I’m announcing this in public because I’m inspired by Dr. Al’s success in her Finish or Frog quest. Jacie, I’m calling on you to be an enforcer (not that you’ve been a good influence lately 😉 ).
Anyone with me?