The Amazing Adventures of Tom and Bel

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Greedy Grrls

IN an attempt to add some order to the chaos that is our office, I've started cataloging my stash and matching it up with projects I'd like to make. This process, while of great practical value, has the unfortunate side effect of providing clarity on something I've denied for a while now.

I have A Lot of Yarn. A Whole Lot.

This Whole Lot of Yarn is understandable, as I've been knitting since the Boy-O was in short pants.

Not counting my active WIP, there are 10 sweaters and four pairs of socks to which I am committed. Then there are four other potential sweaters I've matched up with stash yarn.
This does not count the insane significant number of patterns that don't have yarn attached. Nor does it count the summer stuff - this is strictly fall/winter wear.

However, it begs the question of how long it's going to take me to knit up all of this yarn. And that, my friends, is too scary to contemplate.

Almost as scary as the fact that I seriously feel the need for more yarn.


  • Stop now! I figured out the average number of skeins that I knit per year and then calculated how long it would take me to knit all of the yarn I have. 7 to 9 years. Like you, I've been knitting since I was a pup, but really! Even my current 6 month yarn diet is not going to make a dent in the pile that is my yarn. I have purchased "yarn furniture". It has to end somewhere.... MoW Julia

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:16 AM  

  • You're so right, Julia. I could totally, completely quit, and have enough yarn to knit through the next 10 years.
    (Umm. Is it too late to mention I already caved?)

    By Blogger Cher, at 9:16 AM  

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