However...I have a new incoming roomie who also knits and quilts and has her own stash. Since we're going to be sharing a craft room, I feel an urgent need to challenge myself to "Craft from the stash" instead of adding to the stash.
Of course, the instant I began contemplating this challenge, I had a perverse need to buy two new skeins of yarn...Yeah. I know--I'm a loon! Anyways--starting from NOW I am going to challenge myself to see how many weeks I can go knitting just from stash yarns. I have a lot of really nice yarns that I had completely forgotten about! I was sorting through bins of yarn looking for a certain one and it was like falling in love all over again. I'm not calling this a "stash diet" as some would, simply because I know that then I would feel like it was hopeless and I should just give in now. So instead, I am making it a loose agreement with myself (and my blog reading accountability group) to just give it a go and see where it takes me!
In the spirit of my first Stashy Sunday, I have a project to show you! I've been knitting up some really lovely yarn that I got about two and a half years ago--back when I was a super new knitter and I ran into a lovely indie yarn dyer at Starbucks. She sent her husband home to get some yarns to let us buy from her and I found several skeins that were just to my liking. I knit the first one into a pair of socks, but the others have just sat languishing in my stash. Well! Languish no longer! Instead one is quickly turning into a "Hitchhiker" scarf. I love it!