Thursday, November 08, 2007

To shop or not to shop, that is the question

I have this little yarn closet (I've posted pics before) and in it there are two big baskets of yarn, a smaller one with sock yarn lots of books, a couple of project bags and a plastic container with some more yarn.

I've mentionned it before, I don't have a huge stash, but I don't want one. I don't want yarn everywhere in my appartment (now if I had the space for a yarn room, things would be different). The problem is that while I don't WANT too much yarn, I still itch for new yarn. I love to shop for it, I love to buy it, I love to bring it back home or to get it in the mail. And with the strong Canadian dollar, I'm even more tempted to buy the whole Knitpicks inventory. Currently in my cart are some Essential sock yarn in Ash and African Violet, enough Swish Superwash in Camel Heather to make a Central Park Hoodie, as well as some Knitpicks Harmony DPNs (2.25 mm) and the book Fitted Knits.

*sigh* Why can't I be happy with what I have? I'll try to be. My goal is to not buy any new yarn (for me, Secret Pal does't count) until I finish:

a) Two projects currently on the needles (Endpaper Mitts and boyfriend scarf)
b) Kate Gilbert's Fireside Stocking (but only if I feel I have the time to finish it before Christmas, after I finish the above projects)
c) A pair of mittens
d)the Streakers shrug
e) A hat

Sock yarn is not included in the above BUT I can't buy any new yarn until I finish FOUR pairs using yarn that I have.

That's a lot of knitting for me and if I succeed, I probably won't buy new yarn for MONTHS!

(Now that I think of it, I'm sure I'll want to go yarn shopping to celebrate my 30th birthday next month... oh well...)


Tara said...

I don't knoooowwwww.... Seems like a lot of knitting to get done before you get to indulge (that probably doesn't help, does it?) :)

Kate-the-enabler said...

and just let me help Tara enable you a bit...
A 30th birthday is (and I'm convinced of this) a period of exemption. It requires celebrating..and if celebration to you = yarn shopping...then shop you MUST.

Sam said...

Yeah... You are so right..
However I have a huge house and it is fill with stash - everywhere.. And I am now stashing much less than I used to. I now use Ravelry and try to find patterns to use the stash ! Be strong !

LotusKnits said...

30th birthdays sort of *do* require yarn. If you can resist, I commend you. But if you give in, no one will beat you about the head. :)