Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Now It's Getting Hard

I have just 3 months left in The Year of the Stash, but I've already decided it will have to be a 2-year project. I do want to allow myself to buy something in January, but every time I sit down to make a list, I come up with about 50 balls of yarn. Now, so far this year I have used up 90 balls of yarn--OF WHICH, 5 were not actually in the stash at the beginning of the year but had to be purchased for finishing specific projects. So let's say I have used up 85 balls of yarn from the stash. In December, knowing I was going to do a year without buying yarn but woefully optimistic about how fast I actually knit, I ordered 75 balls of yarn (that was a really fun box to get, let me assure you). So, I added 75 balls and have used up 85.

IT HAS TAKEN ME 9 MONTHS TO REDUCE MY STASH BY 10 MEASLY BALLS OF YARN!!!!!!

I could just plunge into 2009 without any "reward" yarn, but could I really last 2 whole years without buying any new yarn? And I do want to make another sweater for Andy (big talk since his current sweater has gotten derailed by the Fir Cone shawl), and I don't have the yarn for the one he picked out--that would be 20 balls. I'd like to buy some yarn for a sweater for me as a "reward," but I do already have at least 10 sweaters lined up for me.....

Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! Yarn hoarders really do have a tough life....