Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Siren Call of Books and Transfers

This may never, ever happen again. I have used all of the yarn that I purchased in 2014. Christmas yarn doesn't count, because it's Christmas yarn, I didn't buy it, and it was less than two months ago. But the stuff I bought myself? All used up, except for partial skeins left over from sock knitting. The squid still needs seams and half a tentacle, but the yarn is in the project.

I'm kind of proud of myself. I used up a lot of  old stash yarn and, sooner or later, I'm going to find something I really want and do some shopping and I'm not going to feel one bit guilty. Because building up my yarn stash meant that I could spend most of last year knitting from it.

What's really getting to me is the siren call of the books. Especially the ones with pretty socks and shawls. I did, just barely, resist the 40% off sale at Knit Picks.

And then I glanced at the Aunt Martha's patterns at Walmart, convinced myself that I had the one I loved at home, didn't have it at home, and made the rounds of five different stores trying to find it again. In the process, I found seven more patterns that I hadn't come across in my year of stalking the hot iron transfers at Walmart.  But I still haven't found the mermaids, so I'll keep checking every time I buy groceries.

Weekly Stash Report

Fabric Used this Week: 2 1/2 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 2 1/2 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 34 yards
Net Added for 2014: 31 1/2 yards

Yarn Used this Week: 400 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 1600 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Used for 2014: 1600 yards

This post is linked to Patchwork Times.


Kate said...

Congrats on the yarn usage! That's a pretty cool accomplishment.

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

You have great numbers. I don't know that I'll ever use all the stash yarn I have. I did just send a bunch to Goodwill, but I still have a large container full. Have a great week!

Amanda Best said...

Too funny about stalking the Aunt Martha iron on section. I do too, and I have been looking for the mystic mermaids for quite awhile, as well. Last week I finally found one left at Joann's and I was so excited to get home and open them up. Well, when I opened the package, lo and behold there was an entirely different pattern inside, (hearts and flowers)! I contacted the company and they sent out a replacement so I will be excited to get that envelope in the post. I haven never had that happen before and I have bought a LOT of the Aunt Martha's patterns before.
Congratulations on using up so much of your yarn stash! I made myself stop buying so much yarn and really knit from what I have and it feels good to do that and of course there is room for new yarn now!

Scooquilt said...

Well, we won't talk about your fabric stash. ;-) Congratulations on using your yarn last year! You can definitely buy more now!


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