I thought this “going cold sheep” thing would be a lot harder than it is. Do you know how much yarn I have? (Well, yes you do – I posted a photo of my Ravelry stash count in Kelly’s Confessional.) I am not going to experience a shortage of things to knit.
Unexpected bonus: “Hello creativity, my name is Kelly”. I have been thinking differently, more broadly about what I might knit and which yarn I might choose. I like it and I don’t feel compelled to buy more yarn. I do know that I plan on purchasing a rich, heathery chocolate-brown for a cowl and legwarmers (yes, legwarmers – back off) as a gift to myself in early December. But, I don’t feel rushed to do it now.
I had the notion to go into 2013 with the purpose of using reclaimed yarn. I posted this thought in one of our (humorously failing) stashdown threads at the Back of the Bus and was surprised by the response. Most of the gals said it would be too hard. I don’t know if this comes from a place where they truly think I won’t be able to do it or an unfounded fear that I might ask them to join in. I won’t.
I am in love with the idea of creating beauty from an unloved item. We live in an age of toss-away consumerism that makes me sad and sick. I love beautiful yarn as much as the next fiber-crazed addict and I don’ t plan to stop buying the pretty. But, I do plan to take that thrift shop sweater and make it into the most amazing cabled hat you’ve ever seen. My son will have some wicked cool sweaters knit up out of Goodwill dogs.
Just you wait and see.