I have committed to the Stash-Buster Challenge, which is co-facilitated by Lanas de Ana and Linda’s Crafty Corner. The idea is to use up your yarn stash this year. For having only been crocheting for a few months, I quickly developed a yarn addiction and have come to realize that I need this challenge. But in order for me to commit to it, I came to two realizations:
- I need to fess up to how much yarn I’ve already accumulated
- I need to stop buying new yarn
Needless to say, #1 is the toughest one for me. LOL I’ve managed to avoid going to Michaels or Hobby Lobby since the beginning of January, but I have to admit I was SO tempted!
So this weekend, as I’m working to organize my crafting supplies and office, I commit to getting all my yarn out of its various hiding places and take a picture. The first step to dealing with a problem is admitting you have one, right? And to fully confess to how bad the problem is.
I will also work on pulling together a quick post of what I’ve done in the month of January to tackle this stash problem, by sharing sneak peaks at projects I have in progress.
I’ll continue to post pictures of projects as I complete them, but will provide a monthly recap of my stash progress (and updated pictures of my (hopefully) depleting yarn stash)…more as an accountability to me than anything else. But by making it public, that external accountability just might help. After all, my husband is subscribed to my blog…so the biggest thing will be fessing up to HIM how much yarn I really have. (Honey, I promise I’ve bought almost all my yarn on sale!)
So…deep breath…I CAN do this!