Monday, February 25, 2013

A Knitter's Confession

I read a few knitting blogs, and the writers always gush about adding gorgeous yarn to their stashes. Here's my confession though... I hate having a stash! It stresses me out. I'm the kind of knitter that works on one project at a time.* Right now I have a pair of socks that are half done, a sweater that's mostly done, 2 skeins of gorgeous local yarn from my brother (Christmas present!), and a skein of Madeline Tosh with pattern from my mom (Valentine's present!).  Ack.

Why am I telling you this? Because I discovered something wonderful. A yarn crawl. In D.C. In 2 months. With prizes! I've only been to 1.5 of the local yarn stores (the 0.5 was peeking in the door and being too weird to go inside. I always feel guilty browsing with no intention to buy), so this seems like a great way to see all ten local yarn stores.  TEN! Then I realized that I would want to buy something at each store. Even if I stick to 1 skein, things could get pricey very quickly! While I am getting a sweet tax refund, I'm not sure blowing it all on yarn would be a good idea. It would only make my stash grow!

There is plenty of time to decide if I want to participate. Technically, this would only cost $10. But I like supporting small businesses, and I'm definitely going to want to buy in every store! What do you think? Should I do it? More importantly, will my boyfriend survive me taking dragging him to so many yarn stores?!

* Sort of. Technically I have a blanket that I've been working on for a few years. And 2 finished knit purses that need linings sewn into them... Finishing touches were never my favorite part!


  1. I'm not sure, I guess you'll have to ask him. Good luck with that!

  2. I helped Chris pick out your Christmas yarn! :) I can't wait to see what you make with it!

    1. Thank you! I love the color. I can't wait to see what I make with it either, haha!