Now that I've bought the yarn (which will be made into Hanami, and then dyed a colour that I don't have to be so paranoid about), and I have a $120 order of yarn and needles from Knitpicks languishing at the Fedex sortation center in Brooklyn Park (put it on a damn truck already, GAWD), and I have not one but two mismatching skeins of Malabrigo in my stash, I think it's about time to go on a yarn diet. In the interest of accountability I'm announcing it, and the terms now:
Whereas, I, Jumi, do acknowledge that I have enough yarn to keep me knitting for a good long time. And Whereas much of my stash is already allocated (in my head) to future projects, and I have enough future projects to keep me busy for a good long time. And Whereas buying more yarn to start new projects just distracts me and keeps me from getting anything done. The following terms are proposed:
- For at least the remainder of 2007, no more yarn is to be purchased.
- I am allowed to go to yarn stores and surf online, however I may only look at magazines, books, needles and notions.
- Because I am human, there are a few exceptions:
- a. Yarn for approved gift projects that I don't already have a reasonable substitute for is allowed. Right now, the approved gift projects are: Pirate Argyle Slippers for Nerd 2, and mittens for my Raverly Mitten Exchange partner. New gift projects must be approved by a commitee of at least two (2) fightknitters, not including myself.
- b. If I finish all of my projects in a given category, I may purchase yarn for another project in the same category (for example, when I finish the Tattoo Sweater, I may purchase yarn for another sweater).
- c. If one of my current "crack" yarns is found on sale for 50% off or more, I may stock up. Crack yarns include (but are not limited to): Malabrigo Merino Worsted, Noro Kureyon or Silk Garden, anything made by SWTC.
- d. As this diet is only for purchasing yarn, I am allowed to swap yarn in my stash for yarn in someone else's.