Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oh Dear

I am starting to get back to being myself after the birth of the Second Princess or P2. That means that I'm starting to notice how messy my house is and I now feel the urge to do something about it.

To this end, I decided to organize my stash. I moved the bags that were holding my yarn to the basement and started filling an old cupboard that until recently had served as dresser. Hmph. It turns out that I'll only be knitting from my stash this year. It is both a financial decision and a challenge. Although my family is comfortable and we don't want for much, I still feel that spending lots of money on yarn when I'm not earning anything at the moment would be irresponsible. It's also a bit of a challenge to see if I can survive a year of little yarn shopping. I say little because I don't think it's realistic to cut myself off entirely. There are always sales, right?

And so it has come to my attention that I have a lot of sock yarn in particular. I guess everyone I know is getting socks for Christmas. Sorry to ruin the surprise. Perhaps with this much notice, my loved ones can place an order for the design and color of their choice. I can't guarantee anything and reserve the right to decline your request or veto your choices as I see fit.

Knit on, stash busters, knit on.

8 comments:

T. said...

Austerity programs suck.

I'd like something with brown undertones or possibly pink. Thanks for your consideration in this matter.

Anne said...

I'm thinking nothing until Pudding Yarn has their Stampede Sale. Or Olds Fibre Fair, which ever comes first!Good luck on knitting from stash.

J. said...

Oh, T. You are predictable, my Friend.

T. said...

But I didn't pick orange or green!! That's a little unpredicable right?

And this Pudding Yarn sale sounds enticing.....I hear their store is LOVELY!!

J. said...

mmmmmm. Pudding.

catknip said...

I like pudding and yarn so the sale sounds fabulous. I'm in the same boat as you J except T made me order yarn for a February ladies sweater!

catknip said...

OMG I just checked out the Pudding Yarn website and they have KOIGU!!!!! I tried to get Koiugu in Victoria from the Beehive and they were out. It's always been a dream of mine to knit koigu ... I'm still working .... that counts for something right?

Jill said...

420 yds out!

Maybe this stashbusting will be ok after all!