Inspired by sieue's simple living manifesto (yes on Ravelry) I have joined her on a Yarn Diet - for yarn read anything that's to do with knitting. I have, as do most obsessive knitters, a very healthy stash so I'm not going to run out of projects.
The start date was March 23rd and the finishing post June 23rd - just in time for Woolfest.
Every time I would have bought something and resist the temptation I am going to keep track of the money I save. So far the total in £4.25 and an interesting tale of knitting make do.
On Easter Monday the Baby Surprise Jacket was coming along nicely - I was just about to pick up the stitches and work the button band - about 10 ridges and it would be finished. I picked up the first set of 10 finished the row and ran out of the colour I was using. Although the BSJ is striped I could change colour at that stage - wrong side and would have looked strange on the second pick up. That's OK I reassured myself I will go to Sheepish on Tuesday and buy some more!!!
Then I remembered the Yarn Diet!!
I sat and sulked - how is this Diet a good thing? I can't finish this jacket until the end of June! I picked up the Cranford Mitts and lost myself in the lace pattern.
Then it struck me - tink back three ridges - change colour - knit on.