Look what WendyKnits is doing!
Knit From Your Stash 2007!
1. The Knit-From-Your-Stash-a-Thon will start January 1, 2007 and run through September 30, 2007 -- a period of nine months.
2. We will not buy any yarn during that period, with the following exceptions:
2.a. Sock yarn does not count. What? You think we are made of stone?
2.b. If someone asks for a specific knitted gift that we really and truly do not have the yarn for, we may buy yarn to knit that gift.
2.c. If we are knitting something and run out of yarn, we may purchase enough to complete the project.
2.d. We each get one "Get Out of Jail Free" card -- we are each allowed to fall off the wagon one time.
3. We are allowed to receive gifts of yarn.
4. Spinning fiber of any sort is exempt.
Now, I have a few personal qualms (some of which start with WHAAAT! ARE YOU CRAZY?) such as the nine month stretch. Wendy and her friend are planning to go to Stitches East, so that is the reason for the time period. I am not going to Stitches East. I am, however, planning on going to both the Knitter's Frolic in April, and the Knitter's Fair in September.
Next qualm, sock yarn (2.a). I have a lot of sock yarn. A LOT of sock yarn. Really NICE sock yarn. I would personally include sock yarn in my rules, in the interest that I actually use some up. I will replace sock yarn with deeply discounted quality yarn. If Elsebeth Lavold suddenly discontinues Silky Wool (gasp!) I will not be stopped from hoarding.
I am keeping the spinning fibre clause, of course, because my stash of that is completely under control. I am only one project ahead with a wee box of plain fibre for testing techniques and teaching others (what, you think I am letting others touch the Fleece Artist? Ha.)
So, any suggestions, all you knitters out there? I know that most of my readers do not have a monster-stash like I do, but any comments would be appreciated. I will post a revision of these rules when we have hammered out the details. So go on, hammer!