I just ordered the last of the yarn I need for Xmas projects, as well as a post-holiday project that I've been scheming about for months, now... and with that, I begin my fast. Hear me now, believe me later: I will not buy any new yarn until April 1st.
I know, I know, Gail, I said March, but after reviewing the evidence, April should be no problem. Don't you worry about me.
Here's what I've got either on the needles or awaiting a mate:
(Plus, of course, the Super Secret Xmas Thing, which is rapidly nearing doneness.)
Then we have yarn with a precise and imminent purpose:
(Plus what I just ordered -- a scarf and a sweater's worth.)
See? Piece of cake, right?
It wasn't actually this stock-taking that spurred me to temporarily swear off the LYS -- quite the reverse. It's just money is a little tight and I thought to myself, "Self, prolly we should hold off on the yarn-buying for awhile, eh? Maybe a few months even. I mean look at all these things we have lined up already." Once I looked, there was more than I'd reckoned. So this is more queue busting that stash busting.
After all, I'm not much of a stasher. Once we take away the leftovers from old completed projects, and the yarn bought with a specific project in mind (see above), we're left with this.
Oh, Shibui. What am I going to do with you?