But my stash doesn’t really seem to have diminished, partly because I now get new yarn to try out for work (yep, I know what you’re thinking, poor me), and also due to working with other yarn for my designs. OK, and yes, because I bought some, although not much, honest.
As of today, this is about a third of what I actually own. Doesn’t look too scary, does it?
Although it does rather explode when you unpack it…
Juliet Bernard, my lovely editor at The Knitter, spent the whole of 2011 on a yarn diet (including a trip to the knitting mecca that is Norway, which I think would have driven anyone to the brink), but as of today she is allowed to buy yarn again.
Well, if she can do it, I can too. can’t I? (No laughing please)
So, for 2012, I have a list of promises. Here goes…
1) I will NOT buy yarn.
OK, that’s long enough! I originally had a whole host of other good intentions, but as this one is going to be tough enough to follow on its own, I don’t think I should try any harder to set myself up for a fall.
As I’ve only been knitting seriously for about 7 years, I can get all my stash into three big boxes, including the one above –
However, THIS is what happens when these things get out of hand…(click on the pic for the full story)
Yes, I think 2012 is going to require a LOT of willpower, but every time I feel myself wavering I will look at this picture and remind myself why I’m abstaining. Wish me luck!
PS. You can read more about my adventures in stashbusting on The Knitter website throughout 2012.