So y’all, I have a good bit of yarn. Don’t believe me? Check out this old post that has pictures: http://wp.me/p6skg-EB Go ahead; I’ll wait.
Friends, that post is from December 2011. During 2012, I certainly didn’t buy as much yarn as the previous 24 months, but I definitely added to the stash a fair amount. On this here blog, when we get into December & January, I love to fall into the olde trope of an end-of-the-year-list, and so I’ve done a knitting projects roundup or something like that. I’ve noticed that I complete about 10 projects a year, even though I seem to knit lots more than that.
As tired as that end-of-the-year-list thing is, it definitely gave me an “AHA!” moment: I have a HUGE amount of yarn given my current level of completion. That, coupled with the end of overtime for Studmuffin in November 2012 – he’d been able to work as much overtime as he’s wanted for 10 or 11 years and it added about 20 – 25% to our bottom line – coupled with “sequestration” – which will cost us another 20% of income AND the kids need braces and lots of other things, I knew I had to get disciplined! Hence, the 2 year yarn diet.