Saturday, September 01, 2007

The Epic Yarn Diet Challenge

On Friday morning while I chatted with Amanda before work an idea was born. She was saying how much she needed a sock yarn diet (my need is pretty apparent!) and I said maybe we really should. We could pledge not to buy yarn before the weekend of Stitches East - she's probably going, I'm probably not.

My suggestion for a "punishment" should we fail was that we would have to give twice the amount of our yarn purchase to the other participant, but Amanda said this wasn't severe enough. Her punishment is that we don't get to buy any yarn at Rhinebeck!

We do have a couple of exceptions - buying yarn for our SPs or Secret Spook pals and receiving yarn we previously purchased/ordered.

One of the last skeins I got in is this yarn I special-ordered from Tyler a while back, but which is ready now:

I don't have the yarn in hand yet, but he sent me this lovely picture. I gave him the idea of "variegated black" - basically a dark yarn with a black base that had slightly variegated shades of dark grey, blue, and purple. He says the picture is a bit lighter than the actual yarn, which sounds about perfect.

Of course today I spent the day at the yarn store and thought about buying yarn about 10 separate times before remembering each time about my yarny challenge with Amanda. So finally I caved and bought this instead.

The knitting lately is mostly secret, which is why I've been pretty quiet. However I have a couple of knitting-related packages at the post office waiting for me to retrieve them on Tuesday so there should be more content soon.

Listening to: A Million Years ~ 27

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Anonymous Stariel's Knitty SP9 said...

Well... I suppose it is a good thing you will be receiving your third SP package sometime in the near future...

4:23 AM  
Anonymous cathy said...

I think that if you fall off the wagon, you should donate yarn to the poor, starving knitters in China. Or Darfur. :)
Actually, I hope you don't fall off your yarn diet. Because I don't want you to be buying me yarn at Rhinebeck if you can't buy anything for yourself. You'd buy me tons of blue yarn.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

I need to be on a yarn diet too. I just bought yarn at Woolcott's. 3 skeins of sock yarn. I am weak!

7:22 PM  

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