This is NOT a yarn diet. No yarn will be lost or gained during this time period. It's a Yarn Non-Buying Agreement. No purchases of yarn, books, or patterns until February 1st, 2005. There are many good reasons. Capish? (I'm trying to convice myself!)
Monica & Lynette have been knitting up a storm and some of their projects have lead me to buying...adding to the stash, REALLY adding to the stash. They have been buying quite a bit, too and, therefore started the idea of YNBA. I joined their cause. As I said there are good reasons for entering this YNBA and the main one is that there is plenty in this stash already!
The last purchase was for the next Six Sock Along. Yes, there was most likely something in my stash but, this pink Jaeger Alpaca spoke to me from across the room at the LYS. Having seen the next sock in person, visualizing it knit in this yarn was easy. It had to be. What was the reason for being in the LYS? None...who needs a reason!?
When I started blogging the four large boxes which house my stash were each less than half full. They have filled up quickly because of all the beautiful projects found around the web. Several purchases for large projects were also made in the last few weeks and it just seems like a good idea to get a handle on what's here. The tops are ready to pop off (if I can get them closed at all.) The black bag is full of yarn that just wouldn't fit inside the boxes. A grrl can get carried away and this grrl has! You can see a list of major project acquisitions on my About Page. I'm not ashamed of all that's there but, piling on would be unfair.
Here you can see the bags and baskets that hold my WIPs. They are scattered around my office/studio as a constant reminder and offer easy access when the urge strikes. You can see many of these items in my WIPs Photo Album. There are just too many to knit any of them quickly. This could end up feeling more like a bog than a blog if acquisition continues.
Another reason is the Holiday Season. It's the time of year for discretionary dollars to go towards giving and not to my own gratification. My gratification will come from working on the projects that are now on the needles. A quick sock here and a hat there for charity, will be good to knit, too.
This agreement is with me, only me. And with support from the Passionknit Grrls we'll hopefully have some fun along the way. Monica wrote the lyrics to our anthem.
Sing along with me Y-N-B-Aaaa !!