Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Perspective

After time, mature reflection, and a white chocolate martini, I have decided that checking the size of my stash was a GOOD thing (so you guys are totally off the hook).  If I buy NO MORE YARN and knit furiously for the next 13 months, I could perhaps be below 100,000 yards of yarn in my stash by 2011.

This is exciting.

Granted, 28,000 yards of yarn would be a lot to knit in one year, but my Ravelry account doesn't reflect yarn as being "used up" until the project is actually finished.  So, if I finish up a couple more WIPS by the end of the year--and several more next year--I may knock 4,000 yards off that total pretty quickly.  So....

I am NOT buying yarn at the end of the year.  I will, however, be picking out some sort of reward/bribe for myself, though I haven't decided what exactly.  It needs to be something good--maybe something I wouldn't normally buy for myself.....

In the meantime, the kimono shawl is "zipping" along as much as lace ever "zips" and I just finished the 20th repeat and have 6 left....and not quite 3 weeks left in the month.  Even if it wasn't the designated project this month, the fact that it's going to knock about 1200 yards of laceweight off my tally makes me positively quiver with excitement!  Or is that the white chocolate martini.....?

5 comments:

Jillsknit said...

It can be a really bad thing to read your two blogs one right after the other -
"After time, mature reflection, and a white chocolate martini..." becomes
"After time, manure reflections, and a white chocolate martini..." Definitely a different effect!

tinebeest said...

Another year of posts about taming the stash! Hooray! Cold-sheeping does make for entertaining posts. *gets out the cheerleading pompoms*

RobinH said...

Whew. *saved by a chocolate martini* I didn't actually set out to rain on your parade (although I must confess I'm with tinebeest on the entertainment value of cold sheeping). I do still think that actually physically getting your stash out and looking at it would help though- you have some seriously beautiful yarn!

And if it's any consolation, you're a very bad influence. I almost succumbed to something on sale yesterday--comparing my stash to yours makes mine look so...tame. Fortunately sanity returned, and I remembered that I have *three* sweaters to finish, yarn for two (or three) more, and a bunch of other projects going. (My Christmas knitting list looked so reasonable, I added a sweater to it. Now it's back to wildly out-of-control.)

Gaidig said...

crossing those big lines is so motivating! Go Toni; you can do it!

Dana KBS said...

Maybe you could indulge in some tools that would make the knitting of eighty million yards of yarn *even more* fun! Like a set of Addi Clicks or the new Webs bamboo needles...a new swift...a heavy-duty ball winder...

I'm so impressed with your fortitude. I would be tempted to give away the stash so's I could start over. :-)