Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Yarn Diet.

Hello. My name is Amanda and I'm a yarnaholic.

The time comes in every knitter's life, when the stash acquisition gets out of hand. A skein of sock yarn here, some Silky Malabrigo here, two skeins of lace weight there, souvenir Koigu from Philly, two sweaters worth of Felted Tweed... I must stop the insanity. There are so many beautiful yarns in the world and somehow... someway... I keep forgetting that I have an amazing sampling of theses fantastic fibers right in front of my face! Then a scary thing happened. I got mixed up with the Sundara crowd. They are a persuasive bunch. Always snapping up her yarn so fast that it seems like the perfect unattainable yarny fix. I want some! I NEED SOME! So I signed up for a season (or two) of her Seasons subscription. I have commited to stash enhancement of the Sundara kind until next March. This moment of weakness was the last straw. Therefore, March 2009 is my self-imposed deadline. I cannot stash any yarn until the last of my Sundara shipments are done. This is going to be hard, but I have to do it. This isn't even a financial thing. I don't mind spending my hard-earned income on fancy string. It's just the quantity is getting out of hand. I have so many awesome projects waiting for my attention in the stash. Maybe I'll finally get around to them.

I do have to make a small exception though. I'm going to make every attempt at creating most of my Christmas presents from my stash. However, if someone requests some thing that I don't have the yarn for, I can buy it. BUT THAT IS IT. The only exception. Sock yarn counts in this yarn diet. All yarn counts in this diet.

I declare this publicly only to make it more real. Sorry for the boring post. Here's a puppy for ya. Meet Winnie.
She's Jenna's absolutly adorable new pup.

Oh, in other sad news, my D40 is sick. You can actually see it in the photo of Winnie above. There is a dead pixel in the sensor just right of middle that turns in to a lovely neon green streak at low shutter speeds. So ugly. I sent it into Nikon to get fixed, but I'm thinking of upgrading to another body. Perhaps a D80? Hmmmm... another reason for the yarn diet...

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