Monday, March 29, 2010


I'm going on a diet.

A yarn diet, that is.

I realized the other day that I don't knit nearly as fast as I can consume yarn. By no means do I think my stash is huge, it's somewhat decent (it could use more variety, but whatevs, I digress). The photo above only shows what I'm currently stashing in my bedroom closet (in an attempt to be organized and trying to get the house clutter-free). I still have an extra large Rubbermaid tote in one of the downstairs closets, an overflowing basket of WIPs (which I should really deal with), and a couple bags in my sewing closet. Yes, me thinks a yarn diet is in order.

So the goal: to not buy yarn for at least 2 months. And for a little added fun: to knit as many items as I can (in hopes of making a dent in said stash) in that time frame.

The exceptions:

- the special orders that I had made at The Beehive and from
Sunshine Yarns
- if I run out of yarn on a project and need to buy more in order to finish
- if I need to supplement a gift certificate, but can't go over $20

Incidentally, going on a yarn ban just happens to be one of the goals that I had made for my 101 goals in 1001 days thing. So let the torture diet begin...


  1. work on finishing your wips! I have a tonne that I'm trying to get through before I start a new project.

  2. Good luck with your yarn diet! Good for you to be organized and clutter free! I'm trying. You inspire me! ;)

  3. Goodluck! I really should do that with my stash but most of it is little balls of leftovers so I don't know what to do with them.

  4. Natalie:
    Ugh, I should (and I highly emphasize the "should") work on my WIPs, but I just suffered from a bout of Starteritis! I think it's from the fact that it's spring...y'know, new season, new start. Yeah...that's it.

    Thanks! I'm going to need all the luck I can get! So many temptations teasing me...
    I wish I could say I'm super organized, without adding the fact that a lot of it is organized chaos... One day, one day it WILL be organized.

    Thanks! Do your left overs have the same color theme or fiber content? Maybe you can find a project that can involve all of them? Like an afghan or something?


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