Saturday, April 10, 2010

Can you say Yarn Diet?

Today is April 10th, 2010. And I am on a Yarn Diet. So for the foreseeable future (except for already allotted purchases at Yarnover and Stitches South which will be budgeted), unless someone gifts me yarn, or I have a gift card, there will be NO yarn purchases. Matter of fact, there won't be purchases of much of anything else by me.

Why? In a nutshell Taxes. And the bill is something that is a lot more than I thought. Enough that I will probably look for employment. So much for retirement. But I need to be realistic and I want this taken care of in the most expeditious manner possible. So, I'm getting a job.

So, stash diving will be the order of the day. And I'm starting with my stash of Black Water Abbey. Lots of sweaters waiting to be knit. So today I sorted through the stash. All the BWA is now segregated and in two tubs that I can easily get my hands on.

Now I just have to figure out what sweaters I want to knit out of what color. See, a diet can be a good thing. Goodness knows, I don't need any more sock or lace weight.

Time to look at patterns...

Books read since December 15th, 2009:

12. Keepsake Crimes by Laura Childs
13. Dragonwell Dead by Laura Childs


Cathy R said...

Oh, I hear you on yarn (and other) shopping. I've put myself on the same controls.

It is quite the re-learning experience - how to entertain myself without going out to shop...

Good Luck!

cheryl said...

Totally understand the yarn diet. Right now I am almost finished with a hoodie sweater for Marilyn and then I will be using up some of my busting at the seams yarn stash as well......