Ok Fine, I'm in.
I have been a bit smug about my very small knitterly stash. I scoffed at the idea of Wendy's Knit from Your Stash in 07 Challenge. Last night I went for a pair of needles and reallized just how many projects I've got lined up. So I'm in. Granted it's the total lack of organization that's the real problem.
But I do have plenty of yarn to last me a long long time. I've just ordered the yarn for The Perfect Sweater, I've got at least 6 pairs worth of sock yarn NOT counting my own hand dyed. I've got cotton in case there is a dishcloth emergency. I've got yarn for the scarf and mittens that I need for myself. And for several extra scarves. And I've got plenty of various yarns for the baby gifts I will be making.
So here is my version of Wendy's rules.
Knit From Your Stash 2007
1. The Knit-From-Your-Stash-a-Thon will start January 1, 2007 and run through December 31, 2007 -I'm going for the whole year
2. We will not buy any yarn during that period, with the following exceptions:
If I need to make a specific knitted gift that we really and truly do not have the yarn for, we may buy yarn to knit that gift.
If we are knitting something and run out of yarn, we may purchase enough to complete the project.
We each get one "Get Out of Jail Free" card -- we are each allowed to fall off the wagon one time.
3. We are allowed to receive gifts of yarn.
4. Yarn needed to teach a class is allowable
Wendy had provisions for sock yarn and spinning fiber. As mentioned I have sock yarn, lots of sock yarn and I don't spin, so I took those out. I added in #4 because I hope to teach at least one if not more sock classes next year and I'll need some heavier yarn for that.
So there it is, it feels good. I don't much like having all these projects lined up, it's kind of like pressure. There's no pressure in knitting.
I guess it would be a bad thing to go over to Destash right now. Kind of like walking by the bakery on the first day of a diet.