Friday, December 29, 2006

What I Didn't Do!

I know that most of you don't struggle with the impulsive yarn buying challenges that I deal with... and most likely you do not have enough yarn in your stash already to knit a cozy for your house. But I am feeling proud and wanted to share with you what I did not do today...


I did not buy the Mission Falls Wool that I was coveting for "Gathering Intentions" (I have stash for this), nor did I buy the Handmaiden Lady Godiva or Sea Silk I found on sale (I don't know what I'd do with it yet), I did not buy any Koigu that I found on sale, and, I did not take a nap (the killer winds are wiping me out). On top of all this, I did get a pattern from my LYS for the frogged Artyarns Supermerino Handpainted Stripes (ex-camo sweater) in my STASH! AND, I did not buy the oh-so-soft Sirdar Snuggly for a yet to be determined baby gift while I was there! I feel like I could take on the world!

Have any of you seen this yet?



I've linked this picture to the creator's original "guidelines". And although I like their thinking... I'm going to try to count sock yarn as well.

BTW - I want to emphasis the use of the word "guidelines" here as opposed to something more rigid like, say, "rules" or "requirements" as I am too prone to rebel against anything more oppressive than "suggested guidelines".

I'm putting this button on my sideline mainly to encourage (and shame) me from buying more yarn. If it helps you out too, all the better. (Now I just need to get over the fact that the pretty yarn colors in the button make me want to buy more yarn.)

4 comments:

I love a Good Yarn said...

That "Knit from your stash" button looks so attractive. What IS that yarn, and where can you get it? I think they should have put a nice, commonly used yarn in a sedate color. Instead, the one they chose would temp anyone to buy more!

Tammy said...

No kidding! I'm a bit worried the button is going to do more harm than good. Maybe if I can just find that yarn now... before it's officially 2007... Hmmm...

Charity said...

*groan* Sea Silk on SALE? Arghhh. I've been longing for a skein of this - I don't think I could have passed up that sale! :0)

Good for you for staying strong! I'm also going to try to have more yarn out than in this year, but don't want to say it on my blog, because I will totally rebel against it.

ms.dok said...

I joined too. It is going to be hard for me... very hard! Good for you for not buying sock yarn too!