Saturday, January 06, 2007

Never too late

At the beginning of the new year, I think I will join in the Knit From Your Stash 2007, although I must confess that I have been hesitant at first but after going through my yarn chests and boxes this morning... I knew this is exactly what I needed.

Anyway, here are the rules, with my comments and a little twist:

Knit From Your Stash 2007:

1. The Knit-From-Your-Stash-a-Thon will start January 1, 2007 and run through September 30, 2007 -- a period of nine months. Being late is better than never... BTW, I've not bought any yarn in 2007 so I'm violating any rules here.

2. We will not buy any yarn during that period, with the following exceptions:

2.a. Sock yarn DOES not count. What? You think we are made of stone? I already have a few stashbuster projects in mind, so to make sure I'll stick to my plans before buying more, I'll count these in as well.

2.b. If someone asks for a specific knitted gift that we really and truly do not have the yarn for, we may buy yarn to knit that gift.

2.c. If we are knitting something and run out of yarn, we may purchase enough to complete the project.

2.d. We each get one "Get Out of Jail Free" card -- we are each allowed to fall off the wagon one time. To make up for counting the sock yarn and spinning fiber, I will allow myself one purchase for every 3 projects completed in the same category, i.e. If I made 3 pairs of socks - I can buy yarn worth for one pair. If I finished 3 sweaters, I can stock up new yarn for a sweater project.

3. We are allowed to receive gifts of yarn.

4. Trading stash is allowed. And using the $$$ from destashing for new yarn is allowed too.

5. Spinning fiber of any sort is NOT exempt. I'm really really really running out of room so please don't tempt me to spin. I'm too easily lured.

Wish me luck for now and I'll be back soon to share with you my stashbuster project plans.


Krista said...

Good luck! I just don't think I can commit to the knitting from my stash thing. Mostly because I hate the yarn I have in my stash! That's why it's unused!

joy said...

You have such will power. I'll try and not wave any pretty yarn in front of you! :-)

opportunityknits said...

Good for you! I'll be cheering you on. As for myself, I'm weak :)

Girl Kae said...

oooh 9 months is a VERY long time!! good luck :) i couldnt do it!

Peggy said...

Good luck! Wonder how long we can stick to these rules? :P

trek said...

Saw your post on Knitter's Review. What lot is the Andean Silk Pitch?

Mimi said...

I wish I could join the club as my stash is out of control. I signed for lessons at a LYS and I can only knit with yarn purchased from the store. Good excuse for new yarn! ;)

Eve said...


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