My yarn stash overfloweth. I do not need any more yarn. I may want more yarn, but want and need are two very different things. I’ve been thinking recently that I really need to crank out some projects before I can justify the purchase of any more yarn. I have several projects in line now.
I should qualify that by pointing out that I normally only buy yarn if I have a specific project in mind, and most projects I choose only require 2-3 balls (skeins, hanks, whatever) of yarn. I have never bought enough yarn to make a sweater, so it isn’t crazy yarn mayhem at my house. I just need to get some projects move out.
Last night I spotted “Use What You Have” – what a perfect idea! Just what I needed. For the entire month of April, NO yarn purchases. (Or any other crafty goodies for that matter.) I will only knit what I already own.
Just one problem with this plan. (How sad is it that within an hour I realized there was a problem?) Yarntopia opens on April 3rd, with the grand opening soiree on April 8th. Amy already caught me swooning over some of the sock yarn they have when I was there last week. If I could have purchased it last week, it would already be mine. It was so fabulous! But with the “Use What You Have” going on, I can’t buy it. I have to wait until May. Or figure out if she will take a credit card in March and just let me pick it up in April. That would be ok, right?
Why are you looking at me like that?
Another temptation is the newly discovered Hill Country Yarns sock yarn. (2006 is after all the year of the sock.) I first saw it at Sheryl’s blog (the other owner of Yarntopia) and I am in love. I want that yarn. However, I know it will be waiting for me in May. I promise, I’ll work through the stash first.