I’ve struck a deal with the devil.
As one of the terms of purchasing an expensive-for-us bike, I’ve agreed to something truly unimaginable.
And as one of the terms of *that* agreement, I’ve been required by the devil to share it with you all, so you may hold me accountable for my actions.
Are you ready?
As of Sunday, June 6, 2010, I am on a one year yarn diet.
Between now and June 1, 2011, I may purchase *no* yarn.
There are a few provisions which we’ve built in:
- Yarn required to knit gifts for others is OK, as long as an acceptable substitute doesn’t already live in my stash*.
- Yarn given to me as a gift, or for the purposes of test/sample knitting is OK.
- Souvenir yarn (defined as: yarn purchased while on a trip or vacation, for the purposes of exploring new shops) is OK, but must be limited to one project’s worth per shop.
Still, though. ::gulp::
Although it’s not like I don’t have a half a closet full of the stuff:
In those bins, I’ve stored 8 shawls’ worth of laceweight, at least 10 sweaters’ worth of DK or worsted, yarn for 20+ pair of socks, and how many thousands of yards of random lovely skeins for hats or scarves or mitts? And – ::shudder:: if worse comes to worse – there’s even that ugly skein of Red Heart down there. (I hope it doesn’t come to that).
My point is, I think that the yarn diet will run out before my stash does.
It’ll be good for me. Hardship builds character, right?
PS>Hey, at least it’s not a fiber diet**. Or a fabric diet. I’ll manage…somehow.
PPS>My birthday is September 14. See Point #2. You’re my favorite. Did I ever tell you that? And you look lovely today! Have you been losing weight?
*Here’s where it gets real cute – Jeff said, “I mean, I won’t make you use cotton when you need superwash wool just because it’s the same thickness.” HE’S BEEN LISTENING TO MY YARNY BLATHERINGS!!! But that also means…he’s been listening. No going behind his back! 😛
**Bran flakes are boring.