Tuesday, September 30, 2008

8.75 Miles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Or 15,419 yards of yarn--whichever sounds bigger.

At this rate, I could use up over 20,000 yards of yarn this year--having only purchased 1400 yards to finish existing projects! (For the sake of bragging we are ignoring that little December episode with the computer & the Visa.....)

I'm no longer quite sure of the exact size of the stash--some things not being accounted for and the total still reflecting yarn that has been used--but I believe I probably started the year with somewhere around 120,000 yards of yarn. I know--it's a frightening number even when guessing, HOWEVER, if I have used up 20,000 yards by the end of the year I will have used up 1/6th of the existing stash!!! By the end of next year's yarn ban, I could be down to a 4 year's supply of yarn! THAT could be considered a "reasonable" stash amongst my knitting friends (Note to those with stash issues: hang out with people who have a larger stash than you do. Trust me on this one).

I HAVE NOT YET REACHED S.A.B.L.E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy)

We with stash issues cling to what we can......

4 comments:

Dana said...

Yay! You're doing amazingly well! I really don't know how you do all you do. Inspiring as always. And I'm still trying to decide whether yards or miles is more impressive...

RobinH said...

I like miles. Yards, who knows how far it is. Miles, I have a visceral sense of (far enough to get blisters walking...)

Very impressive! Now I'm imagining the Half-Decade of the Stash...oh, no, please, get off the floor. Really, I wasn't series.

Cunning way to distract us from sleeve progress, too. :D

Daniele said...

S.A.B.L.E. Um.....yep. :)

Hey - yeah, what robinh said. Where's the sleeves? ;)

Kathleen C. said...

Whoohoo!!! Good going!
And I vote for yards... that's a bigger number.

I'm not at S.A.B.L.E. either... of course, I'm planning on hanging around for a couple hundred years...