New Years Resolution
I make New Years resolutions every year. The first one is usually - this year I WILL lose weight and second I WILL use up my stash and not buy new yarn.
Well, I struggle every day with my weight. Ok, this year I need to work harder on this issue as my health is starting to concern me. Is a New Years resolution going to make or break my plan. I doubt it. In fact, I always feel so guilty when I break my resolution and do I really need to continue to beat myself up? I don't think so.
But then it comes to using up my stash. A few weeks ago I went into "my room". In that room I have my stash and a big floor loom. When I quit working in September I decided it would be good to get back into weaving and spinning, so, found the loom - covered by knitting projects and weaving projects done over the past few years. I have bags of yarn with patterns for projects on my list, plus other bags of projects "on the go" - at least ten projects in that queue. Then I have yarn set aside for all the classes I teach plus yarn for projects for those classes. I have cabinets, shelves, baskets - you name it - overflowing with yarn. And, of course this doesnt even cover all those beautiful self striping sock yarns that i had to have when I was in my sock knitting phase.
I decided to sort through everything and put all the bits and pieces that were not a whole project worth of yarn in garbage bags and maybe give it to goodwill. I filled up two large garbage bags! Have I given it away yet? No, I cant help but feel like I'll find some use for that sparkly, frizzy, lime green eye lash! Remember the scarf rage from a number of years ago? What were we thinking? And yet it still sits there.
In the meantime I keep looking at Handmaiden and Fiber Artist yarns from Canada. I know I can't resist them for a whole year! And then there are all those great rovings that I have to have to start spinning again.
New Years resolution? Good luck with that.
Ewe Can Knit
PS from Karen-Let's Yarnstorm! http://jacobsreward.blogspot.com/2011/01/its-january-lets-give-away-some-yarn.html You can ship your donations to Cindy if you do not live in Texas.