Yarn Diet

I have not mentioned it, for fear of jinxing myself. But I have been on a yarn diet for a year now! yay! I can’t believe it. This was actually inspired by The Quilter, who is constantly making an amazing amount of quilts and knits!


After serious stash busting, my yarn is down to a very small area, I even have empty plastic bins! I’m pretty proud of myself. I think I have enough for one more sweater, and about 4 skeins of bulky turquoise that I bought on sale, (for who knows what), otherwise it is random balls of prettiness.

The diet was broken by the purple yarn I bought for my girlfriends hat. So it was immediately knitted up and sent out.

Of course the diet didn’t include, cotton yarn for washcloths, but I immediately give these away as I knit them, so obviously doesn't count! Or any yarn that I bought to dye and sell. *giggle*


Before I become too full of myself I will confess I was not on a fiber diet. So any space that I freed up, pretty much got filled with fiber.

I’m still working on the “Iced” sweater, but when that is done, I’ll be planning on starting another sweater. Something different. Don’t you love to search for a pattern?

May your knitting needles fly as fast as dragonflies…


  1. I've been looking for a simple slouchy beret pattern, but I haven't been able to find anything.

    I found something on YouTube but I'm not sure about the yarn, so I am waiting for the maker of the video to respond back to my email.

    Alot of the patterns that I have found are not free. You have to give an email address, and I don't know if I really want to do that. I've got enough emails as it is.

    Is your diet going to go on for the rest of the year?

  2. I have to force myself to walk past the yarn aisle at the store, but I've done pretty well the past few months. I will admit I had yarn in my cart, but I put it back on the shelves...albeit reluctantly. I simply must use up what I have or my house will burst at the seams. LOL

  3. Apparently I love to search for patterns more than I love to knit them.... I've got tons of patterns bookmarked and saved in my computer....they're waiting patiently! :-)

    You've got a new blog look! Very colorful and spring-y. I've improved enough that I get to spend a few minutes on the computer.. this is my first day "back" reading blogs! yay!


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