Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Progress....

I am so excited, today I was looking for contest prizes for the gift exchange I am hosting and I could see a noticable difference in my stash. I am not allowing myself to purchase yarn for my pal or the exchange prizes, so I have to shop in the 1200+ skeins that I already own until this is over April 15th. I have finished 15 projects since this began; yarn is no longer creeping out from under the bed, my trash can can almost fit under my nightstand without balls of yarn accidently dropping in, and my yarn shelf at work is noticably slimmer. It is actually decreasing!! I have finished all my UFO's that I started with, except for one. I am going to pick it back up next week and finish it (it's close to being done!). I will be down to only 4 projects on my needles - two big, two small. Amazing, this stash busting thing really works! Thanks for being inspirational and motivating me to do the projects that I thought were cool months ago :) and thankfully, still like!!

I didn't write in on my comment to Amanda, but I have not caved and purchased yarn yet - that is not to say that I haven't been close - or that there's not a list in my head of purchases that I am dying to make on the 16th of April... cuz there is - but in my warped way, I only get to reward myself with the purchases, if I stay strong through the whole bust-a-long!

5 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow, are you enjoying the newfound space in your home? :) Nice work on staying strong!

Elspeth said...

1200+ skeins? I bow to the stash master!

RachelL said...

OMG, 1200+ skeins?! I am soooo jealous - and also feeling much less guilty. I share my bedroom with, I think, around 600 skeins and I thought I was the absolute worst hoarder ever. You have made me feel so much better - and although the whole point of this exercise is to bust the stash, I'm in awe too. 1200 skeins of your own sounds like absolute heaven. Can I come round to yours and roll in it? :-)

prairiegirl said...

OK! You made my day! So far my (BF) G keeps nattering on and on about my large stash which is mere peanuts compared to many - only about 130 skeins give or take... wait till I tell him this! Your 1200+ will surely be enough to get me off the hook! Ha ha! I'm with Rachell though. I am green with envy! Can I come roll in it too?

sunneshine said...

The stash gets pulled out and re-organized twice a year - I'll let you all know when that is going to happen, and you are welcome to come roll in the yarn ;-P

I am a little mixed on my feeling for this kal - its hard to think that all my pretty yarn is going to get used up... even if I have a long way to go!