Yesterday I really spent the entire day working on the yarn.
This is the scene when I was finally calling it quits. I think all of the multi skeins of yarn, mostly sweater quantities, are all entered and should be easy to find.
Lessons learned yesterday:
- Keep the number of skeins a closely guarded secret! When I messed up my spreadsheet formula and couldn’t figure out what I had done, I called Vince to take a look. He immediately noticed the number of skeins, which, considering it’s way less than half the yarn I have but I didn’t tell him that, it wasn’t too bad but he hasn’t stopped calculating in his head how much I’ve spent on yarn. I told him . . it’s been over the period of 20 years but it’s really probably been about 14 years but still . . it’s done. It isn’t like I went out last week and bought all that yarn!
- I will never need to buy yarn again! Back when I was trying to match colors for the Comfort Fade Cardi, I’d order three skeins each of a color to audition because if I liked the color, chances are it would be sold out by the time I realized it worked and I needed more. Now, what am I going to do with three skeins of a DK yarn? I know! Order 4 more skeins and I can make a sweater. I had put several colors in my cart this morning before I said . . no! What difference does it make if there are only three skeins and I’ll never, ever use all the sweater quantities I already have?
- The yarn storage area is too small! With several empty tubs spread out and I was tossing yarn into each – sweater quantities; Twist Light; Miscellaneous one skeins of sock yarn . . I found myself trapped and having to step into some of the tubs to get around the room.
- The yarn I have is gorgeous and I want to use it! Maybe at least part of the time, I’ll choose my projects not by the pattern but by the yarn. Find a yarn I love and then choose the pattern. That’s not how I usually do it but we’ll see how it goes.
Y’all really need to cheer me on and not let me buy any more yarn. And, in the unlikely event I do buy yarn, I’m already setting the stage for it to be your fault and not mine . . since I asked for your help! 🙂