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.