Friday, December 18, 2009

The truth will out

Still cranking away on the xmas socks, and I'm getting a little tired of knitting on US1 and US2 needles. Too bad, because I took some time to create a yarn inventory (with the help of Ravelry) and discovered that fingering is the prevalent weight of yarn in my stash. When you are a stranger in a strange yarn store and feel compelled to contribute to the local economy, a skein of sock yarn trumps a sweater's worth of something mysterious and unknown.

Also mysterious and unknown are the reasons I purchased some of the non-fingering yarn. Certain colorways were obviously inviting, but what was I thinking when I glommed onto 12 (TWELVE!) skeins of Lamb's Pride Bulky? Felted boxes ala Mason-Dixon? And now that I have lost the jones for those felted boxes, what do I do with all that yarn? I'll think of something someday.

The stash is not so bad that a yarn diet is called for. However, this I vow: any new purchases must be project-specific and said project must be immediate in nature. Wool festivals exempt. Heh.

1 comment:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

You could always start knitting lace shawls and scarves... at least then you can use larger needles!