Monday, December 18, 2006

Knit From Your Stash 2007

This is what happens when I am surfing while trying not to do homework. I find all sorts of crazy ideas out there... ok, the idea is not crazy. I am crazy to consider it (especially since I was worried about doing Stashalong for three months). But here it is...

Knit From Your Stash 2007!

"L-B mentioned to me that she was thinking about attempting to knit from her stash exclusively in 2007. I, of course, laughed at her initially, but started thinking that attempting to knit from my stash exclusively was not a bad idea. Both L-B and I have stashes of epic proportions. L-B had suggested a period of 9 months of knitting from the stash, so that we could go to Stitches East next October and buy yarn there.

So, in a phone call, we sketched out our guidelines.

Knit From Your Stash 2007: Guidelines for L-B and Wendy

1. The Knit-From-Your-Stash-a-Thon will start January 1, 2007 and run through September 30, 2007 -- a period of nine months.

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?

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.

3. We are allowed to receive gifts of yarn.

4. Spinning fiber of any sort is exempt.

Anyone else who would like to join us in this is welcome to do so! Feel free to link to this page or to post the guidelines on your own blog. You may also alter the guidelines to suit your own situation."

I'm seriously thinking about it. I just need to figure out how to adapt the guidelines to me since I don't spin and I like to buy yarn for swaps/exchanges. But I do have the yarn to last that long (it helps I don't have a lot of knitting time) and it would help me save for a potential move upon graduation.

Any takers?


lorinda said...

I'm thinking I need that discipline too. Think we can do it? Maybe if we encourage each other!

k said...

I'm game if you are!! I'd definitely need the encouragement :)

I'm about 99% sure I'm going to do it... I just need to do one more check of my stash and make sure I can be strong!

The Mutant Penguin Herself said...

Oh please, call me enabler. I thought of one wonderfully easy way to beat the rule... I could always "gift" you with yarn of your choosing and you could always "gift" me with "shipping" reimbursement. :)

k said...

You are such an enabler!!! If you give me that rope, I will hang myself with it. I need to work on my resolve!