Sunday, May 29, 2011

KDtS - The Rules

Knitting Down the Stash (KDtS) is on day 2. I've come up with some rules for myself. I've added a few exceptions, because no diet works when you completely cut out the sweets.

1) No new yarn will be added to the stash for myself by myself, except for these exceptions:
             Babies - New babies get yarn, because I have nothing in my stash fit for babies
             Vacations - If I am in a new location and LYS (this will be rare), I am allowed ONE SKEIN.
             The Sock Blankie - I have plenty of miniskeins and scraps of my blankie so this shouldn't be a concern. However, if I run out a minis to feed the blankie, it might become sentient and destroy us all. So, if I do run out of yarn for the blankie, that part of the KDtS is finished

2) I must complete at least one project using sock yarn every month, since that is half my stash.

3) I must admit any breaking of the rules to my blog.

You knitting down your stash on your blog? Link here. We are stronger together!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Knitting Down the Stash - Day 1

After another impulse buy from Eat Sleep Knit, I decided to pull out my entire stash. I hadn't pulled all of my yarn for quite a while. This is how much I've accumulated in my stash in the past year. Can anyone else see the color themes here?

And half of this stash is sock yarns, enough for about 10 months worth of socks. This doesn't even count the socks that are on the needles:

I've decided to knit down my stash. At the speed that I knit, it'll take over a year.  I don't know how long I'll hold on. I love to go to yarn stores and stalk the online ones as well. I'm going to have to set up some rules for myself to make sure I stick with it. Any suggestions?
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