Sunday, January 31, 2010

fessin' up to the challenges

Ok. A little gulp here as I actually publicly, like I mean really publicly, commit this to writing. Not just something hidden away on a Rav forum but out there in the open for all to see, even my husband and for everyone to remind me. *deep breath*

I have committed to Shop the Stash this year.

This means that when I feel the urge to knit something new I must first look through my stash for a suitable yarn and try to make do with what I have there rather than purchase new yarn.  Sounds simple really, huh. Any committed yarn ho will tell you differently, yarn is bloody addictive.

Ok, there now I've said it. If I get through the first six months I'm going to reward myself with a little trip to the Bendigo Sheep Show. Or maybe that would just be torture?

That's not all though. I've actually decided to Shop the Stash for not only yarn but fabric too. yep.  As many fellow crafters will tell you, a yarn stash diet often leads to increased purchasing of fabric. So I'm going to curtail that by, firstly, not calling it a stash diet, but also shopping the stash for both crafts.  Sensible really.

I've set up a little basket of lovely yarns as a little taster on my desk,

 and there's a stack of cute little fabrics too that you would have seen in an earlier post. Both designed to inspire me.

While I'm in confessional mode, I best admit that I also may have mentioned something very brash about making all our clothes for the year, no purchases of clothing allowed; even secondhand. Anyone who knows me well, and knows my love of clothes might have some idea how this could be freaking me out a little bit.

The things you say to your husband after a gin or two, huh!


  1. Be brave, you can do it! Just keep working towards your reward (filling the stash all over again hehehe)

    Oh it's a vicious cycle, how do be bear it?

  2. OMG! I know you can do it.
    I've been trying really hard to shop the fabric stash the last few months, and I've definitely improved.
    The grand prize of the sheep show is a fab incentive!

  3. Wow, you must have a really impressive stash to make all of the clothes for the year! Good luck!

  4. Oooh, tough challenge! I'm almost tempted to join in........I did say 'almost' :P

  5. hehe, good luck with that! :D

  6. He he, I was waiting for your public announcement. You can do it, you have the loveliest stash to shop. And just think of the fun you'll have 'restashing' at the end of the year?!
    Can't wait to see all your creations :)

  7. OK - I'd be really impressed if it also includes no shoe buying :)


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