Setting the Stash Free
Dear Red Heart Super Saver,
I'm afraid it's time for us to break up. I'm sorry to say that it just isn't working out anymore; I just don't have the time for you.
Let me say: it's not you, it really is me. You were really there for me during those lean years when you were all I could afford. And when I was a beginning knitter and really hadn't met a lot of other yarns, you were really lots of fun to knit with. And it was convenient to buy you at the big box craft store, since when my kids were really little, they were terrors in the yarn shop. You come in lots of colors, and let's face it, you wear like iron! I know you make great garments and soft afghans that will never wear out. I learned to knit with you, and no one can ever take that away from us. We'll always have 4th grade.
But, I've met someone else, and they are really special. Yes, it's Natural Fibers. I just feel more like myself with Natural Fibers, and my knitting projects seem happier too. Natural Fibers are very varied and beautiful too, and although my new love might be a but more high maintenance, I think we make a great match.
So, I am letting you and your other acrylic friends go. I think that the kids at my children's preschool will use you and glue you and cut you and create beautiful works of craft with them. They will give you the love that you deserve, and their mothers will cherish the art you become. I just can't give that to you. I just know that I'll never knit you.
Love, Liz K.
If you're never going to knit it, get rid of it. Can you find a senior center/nursing home, preschool/daycare, or local school or community center that can use it? Swap it or gift it, but release the guilt and set your stash free.