The Yarn Game
In an attempt to limit my yarn splurges, I keep a tally each year of how much yarn I buy. I turn it into a game to see how far I can stretch a $100 without going over budget.
Remember, given the number of garage sales and thrift stores I visit, $100 goes a long ways.
For me it isn’t so much an issue of money. It’s a fear of volume.
Right now I have over 500 cones in my basement that came with three different knitting machines. Basically I inherited other ladies’ hoards to supplement my own.
I also had a rug hooking phase where I acquired hundreds of little skeins of needlepoint yarn. I followed it up with a felting stage where I picked up lots of odd balls of woolen goodness.
The Yarn Game rules are simple. If I buy yarn, I write it down. If I sell yarn, I deduct it from the total. This gives we wiggle room to buy good stuff at real knitting stores.
With two months left in the year, I’m currently at $60.92. I think I can make it.
October 26, 2006