June 26, 2007

After careful consideration

I reviewed the ratio of Finished Objects to New Yarn purchases reported recently on this blog, and it doesn't look good. In fact, it's a little embarassing. Lots of new yarn. Not so much with the finished objects.

So I'm considering joining Knit From Your Stash 2007 for the second half of the year. I have so many beautiful sock yarns and so many nice sweater yarns that it's just foolish to keep buying more yarn.

So, here are the modified rules I'm considering:

1. The Knit-From-Your-Stash-a-Thon will start July 1, 2007 and end December 31, 2007.

2. I will not buy yarn during that time, with a few exceptions.

2.a. The clever knitter behind Knit-From-Your Stash had an exemption for sock yarn. Tempting, but sock yarn is a big part of the problem. So no sock yarn. Eek!

2.b. Yarn may be purchased for a specific requested knitted gift. I will make every effort not to encourage recipients in the direction of a yarn I want to buy or try. That would be cheating.

2.c. If I run out of yarn mid-project, I can buy enough to finish the project.

2.d. If I go to Rhinebeck, it does not count.

3. Yarny gifts and swaps are also permitted.

What do you think? Reasonable?


Macoco said...

Whoah! I think you can do it though. I might be getting to the point where I need to do this as well. :(

francois said...

Sounds good to me. I dumped the sock yarn exemption too - it hardly seemed worth it as I would easily buy a ton of sock yarn to replace everything else. It's the one thing that doesn't go down quickly and costs more than anything else.

It's gone pretty well so far this year and even yesterday I found 2 bags of gorgeous stuff I didn't even remember I had (including Rowan handknit cotton, random Colinette and Kaalund mohair.)

Kristy said...

I think that sounds reasonable. I'm glad you have a Rhienbeck clause-- that's very important :)

Deb said...

Totally reasonable. Especially with the Rhinebeck clause. Never been there, but I do think that would have been asking way too much of your stash to withstand.