Give up your yarn habit, give it up Daddy-O…

Hi. My name is Christie and I am a yarn addict.


I am officially on a no yarn buying contract as of last week. (There isn’t really a contract, I just need to not buy any yarn.) My yarn trunk is full. Very full. I have to sit on it to get the lid to close. And the large basket sitting on top of it is also full. According to my Ravelry stash, I have 101 different types of yarn stashed. (That is just the different types of yarn, not the number of balls I have.) Also, I have not inputted everything I have into Ravelry. And I know, I know, some people have stashes that fill multiple rooms, and sure someday that will be me too, but for now my trunk will have to do. And its full, so, no more yarn for me.

So, in order to be able resume my yarn buying habits, I need to knit. Now, I knit pretty steadily, but I often use a new project as an excuse to buy yarn as well. From now on I will only be knitting from my stash and I am going to try to knit purposefully. That is, I am going to make a list of things I want to knit, find the yarn that I can do this with in my stash and knit it.

Currently I am finishing up a hat for myself, a FAR overdue birthday present, and a sweater that I am being lazy about. After all of that loose end (ha ha) knitting is complete, I am moving on to a few project for other people. There has been a “Pay It Forward” trend in my craftier friends as of late, and I have been hesitant to throw my name into the mix (this is 100% due to not wanting to commit to paying postage. Lame I know, but seriously, I can’t afford it.) So, this is my “Destash and Pay It Forward” project. I am going to randomly make people things and when I give/send it to them I will include a little note card about the act of PIFing.  I also think this will be fun because these gifts will be a surprise for the recipients.

So, here are some pictures from my stash. You never know, you just might be on the receiving end of some knitted yarny goodness in the months to come : )


I announced my "yarn diet" on Wednesday at one of my knitting groups and was enabled, I mean gifted with 8 balls of this beautiful merino from Korea, by Marie (amigurumikr)

Mmmmmmm purple


No one is getting this one, its mine! : )

Hacho is one of my favs that is sadly discontinued now : (

Soooo soft!

So pretty and delicate.

And for those of you with Ravelry, here my stash on there.


5 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Lila Wolff said,

    I can see why you are keeping the green for you.

  2. 2

    Ashley said,

    Wow. You have such great taste in yarn, it would be hard NOT to be an addict. I love the mermaid. You could make a sweater and then sit out at ocean at sunset. The green is beautiful. The orange/brown/creme mix is BEAUTIFUL. Hell, I could be addicted to your stash.

  3. 4

    Colleen said,

    I love that mermaid yarn, it gorgeous!

  4. 5

    Michelle Lamey said,

    ummmmmmmm…..purple is one of my favourite colours too. You’ve got some seriously delish-us looking yarn there.

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