Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Plunge

I'm going to do it. I've been running this over and over in my head for weeks. It terrifies me. I'm going to do it anyway. I'd post pictures, but I can't find my camera cord, so you will just have to take my word for it that it's time.

I'm going to knit from stash. I'm going to knit from my existing stash for three months. You will have to take my word for it when I tell you that this, by no stretch of the imagination, will prevent me from knitting just about any item I can imagine. There will be some very specific rules that will allow me to make vital purchases, but the rules will be so tricky that it will be almost impossible to have that happen.
  • Purchases are allowed for custom soaker orders. However, I will take an accurate inventory of my available customer stash so I can do everything in my power to suggest a stash yarn before I stoop to ordering.
  • I will rid myself of the burden of plastic yarn that I will never use. I don't need 20 skeins of Homespun, as I will never knit an afghan that would melt in the tragic even our house burned down. I have no need for fun fur, and I'm not sure how it got there anyway. Someone will find it at Goodwill and thank the heavens, and I'm all about making others happy, even if they have crappy taste in yarn.
  • I will frog all UFOs that don't fit or that I have set aside for the simple fact that I hate them. The yarn deserves better than to sit there with no hope of ever being used, and I could use the needles. It's not the yarn's fault that I have no concept of guage and a short attention span.
  • I will create a binder of patterns. I will exhaust all free options (including patterns I own but have never looked at) before buying a pattern, but if it has to be purchased to use up some yarn, a pattern or book is an acceptable purchase.
  • I will have a sock-in-progress at all times. It's stupid to keep buying gorgeous sock yarn if I'm never going to use it.
  • I will take and post pictures of my progress, to hold myself accountable. As soon as I find the camera cord.

Ready, set, knit.

1 comment:

Sabbath D. said...

you should do socks a la the magic loop method....two socks at once....good stuff.