Tuesday, January 02, 2007


I have tallied up approximately how much I spent on yarn this year, based on receipts that I actually kept (which is likely most of them, knowing me). The number is not pretty. I will not share it in case my mother is reading (or anyone else for that matter)! Let's just say that a nine month yarn diet will do me good.

As for the stash, I did an approximate count. The reason it is approximate is because I have a lot of leftovers and more yarn that is "random" (not for an actual project) than I thought. When I had enough for a large project, like a sweater, I put it in that category, even if I don't have a pattern or idea for it yet. So, without further explanation, here is what I could make with my current stash:

Sweater/Tops: 13
Lace projects: 13
Small projects such as scarves, mittens, hats, and bags: 31
Pairs of Socks: 12
Blankets: 1
Misc/Extras: more than I thought


Julie said...

That makes me feel better. I just took an invenetory of my own, and am not thrilled with the results, but I think yours is worse! Haha.

As for using up odd balls, two words: Felted containers. Only works for wool, but it works.

del said...

Is it an illness on my part that makes those numbers not look so bad? Oh heck, we're ALL sick, LOL.

I'm still trying to decide if I want to take part in this "diet" or not.