I haven't yet shared with you my 2007 resolution. (Well, my "January to July" resolution - I figure that's as far as my stash will take me.) I have a little......well, a little situation I need to deal with. Here's the situation.
==Pause for a moment to reflect on the beautiful, sumptuous, dreamy sight before you==
But, the fact is that nobody needs that much yarn. There is enough here to support a couple of knitters, and I am only one moderately-productive knitter with two young children to look after (and in a single-income family, no less). So, I have imposed on myself a yarn moratorium. I plan to knit only from my stash for the next six or seven months, until I deal with some of the backlog, and until our finances allow me to shop once more. I will make exceptions, however, as outlined below.
1) I may buy yarn to make up quantities for current projects, if I know am going to run out.
2) I may buy yarn to knit things for other people - i.e., Christmas presents for Project HandMade Christmas 2007.
3) I may buy deeply discounted yarn for future projects, if I KNOW what I will be making with it, and if it is A MINIMUM of 30% off. Since yarn hardly ever goes on sale for those prices, I'm guessing I will not be availing myself of this loophole.
4) I may buy books, magazines, and needles as needed to help with the Stash Reduction Plan (SRP).
The SRP is effective immediately and will continue as long as possible.
What a drag.