Hi I'm Marceline, And I'm a Yarn Junkie
How do everyone??
With all the browsing that one can do on the internet these days, it's rare that you just "end up" somewhere that is completely appropropriate and so well timed. My budget and I are thrilled to be joining this SoSKAL (thanks to Lolly for the linkage and info!)
I was so excited about this last night, I was in my spare room at midnight adding up yardage and skeins, etc.
I currently have:
*15, 247 yards of yarn that is actually labeled - soon I will post this in a miles left to knit ticker on my blog
*approximately anther 1,000 yards of natural fiber and blended yarns with no yardage listed
*about 25 skeins of Red Heart, Lion Brand, and TLC acrylic yarn (no yardage shown on those labels either. Seriously...what is up with that?)
Exceptions to the Stash Rule:
I am currently part of a few swaps and have committed to buying yarn for the following:
*My secret pal for the Knitting Help forum Great Yarn Swap, once in June, and again in July. I will most likely combine this to one purchase to ease the pain and temptation.
*My One Skein secret Pal (although I haven't received a name/info yet, so I may have been fated to get out of this one with the balance sheet intact)
*Stitches Midwest is coming in August - never been to this, but I'm thinking convention center, meeting fellow KH members (enablers), far from home and winter approaching...yeah. I'll probably buy some yarn. Or maybe what I get from the Swap will carry me through. We'll see.
This part is really tough. I'm trying to think of a reward that doesn't involve just going out and spending the $$ I wil have saved, but what pampering worth it's salt doesn't cost a little cash?? If I end up using more than 50% of the stash because of this though, I probably will just end up buying more yarn, who am I kidding really??
I'm going to ponder this reward business some more and maybe get some great reward ideas from you my fellow SoSKALers?
Oh! I started stash busting today by breaking into that acrylic yarn pile. In a matter of 24 hours, I am no longer a wanna-be yarn snob. If it's knittable, it's coming off the shelf and going on the needles, so help me SoS.
Good luck all!