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.Operation Stash Buster.

I solemnly swear I will not buy more yarn until my stash has diminished significantly.


I have way too much yarn. All of them were bought with a specific project in mind, but I seem to be adding more and more knitting projects to my to-do-list before I finish (or even start) the things I had on it previously. So the skeins keep on stacking and I'm starting to run out of place to stash them.

Yesterday I added even more yarn to the already overflowing stash, 18 skeins to be exact, and realized I don't have a place to keep them. (The skeins are the ones in the photo above.) Even the cashier looked at me weirdly and wondered out loud how big a sweater I'm planning on knitting with 18 skeins of yarn. OK, to my defense: firstly they were on sale (2 € per skein of 100 % wool is cheap in my opinion) and secondly I'm going to try natural dyeing this weekend, (that's why all the skeins are white). I don't see the point of preparing everything for the dyeing only to dye one or two skeins of yarn: too much hassle in my opinion.  

So let the Operation Stash Buster begin. I will try to use my huge piles of yarn and check things off my to-do-list before I buy more yarn for yet another project I don't have time to knit. The only exception to this rule is if I run out of yarn so that a project is left unfinished. Only under this circumstance am I allowed to buy more yarn, but only enough to finish the piece and nothing more.

You are allowed to shout at me if I mention buying new yarn before the Operation Stash Buster is officially declared over (by me).

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