Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Stash Attack 2012

I have been thinking about money a lot lately and how to make my budget go farther this year without taking it out of savings for no reason. After much thought I have come to the conclusion that a lot my impulse buys last year were on yarn and in figuring this out, I have decided to challenge myself this year. The idea I have is kinda scary, because yarn shops are constantly getting new yarns and having sales, and I'm one of those people who is always afraid that it won't be there next time so I have to buy it now. ie: Wildflower now has a whole section of sale yarns and it sounds very tempting. But looking back, a lot of the yarn I purchased last year is still in my stash. I also have a whole plastic drawer full of yarn, and after my recent purchases in Salina, I don't think I can even try and stuff more in it. My roommates laugh, and I'm starting to see why. So I am presenting myself with the following challenge:

In an attempt to reduce my stash, from now until next December I will only knit with yarn I already own.

And to make it easier on myself I am posting a list on a new page, (see links above) with a complete list of every yarn in my stash. When I decide to make a new project I will cross the yarn off the list. Wish me luck and check back for updates on my Stash Attack 2012!

(It looks like so much more when you take it out of the drawers! And this isn't even counting the cotton I have in the other one)



  1. Let the stash project begin!!!

  2. Wowzer! That's a great goal! Think of all the money you'll save this year to have for buying more yarn NEXT YEAR!

  3. Thanks guys. I really hope I keep this one, especially because rent may be going up next semester...


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