Since I’ve been so disciplined with my fabric stash, I’ve been thinking about what was different with my yarn stash. Why do I keep buying yarn? Why do I spend hours drooling over the beautiful yarns online and I hardly ever think about buying fabric? I have more yarn than I will ever use but I have to get to the point where I no longer want more and more yarn. I can remember how excited I would get when a box of fabric would arrive and now I feel the same way about the yarn.
I’m determined to stick with Denise’s challenge in 2012, which is almost like a “no buy” commitment. Before the end of the year, I wanted to be sure I had plenty to get through the year. Once I make up my mind, I’ll be fine. I went through the Bugga and Wollmeise yarn, double checked my spreadsheet to be sure I’m ok and don’t need to do any wild and crazy buying in the next day or so (like some people have been doing)!
My Bugga stash is fine.
This is yarn in the bigger containers and UFOs in the smaller containers, that I brought home this week from the rental. This will all go into the sewing room but for now, it’s in the entry hall. There are also 4 yarn containers under two beds so that’s 8 more containers of yarn! The top container is Bugga. There’s a lot of sock yarn in there .. at least 50 skeins. That’s enough for 50 pairs of socks. That alone would take me at least 4 years to knit up.
Then there’s the Wollmeise:
There’s at least 60 skeins in there. That’s about 5 years worth of sock knitting yarn.
There’s at least 100 various others — Lorna’s Laces, Malabrigo Sock, Madelinetosh Sock, Opal. So, that’s another 8 years worth of knitting. I think that about takes care of my knitting years.
Then there’s enough yarn to make 8 sweaters. I haven’t knitted a sweater in 30 years and I’m scared to try it but I’m going to knit at least one sweater in 2012.
While digging though all the yarn and updating my spreadsheet, I found two more socks without mates. I was lucky . . I found the yarn so I can finish them. I could be wrong but I think I only have 3 socks without mates at the current time.