I mentioned in my last post that I’m doing Fashion On The Ration again this year. My big weakness isn’t clothes, it’s yarn. I have a stash of humongous proportions, so I don’t need any more yarn, but I still managed to blow 40+ coupons on it last year. Seriously, I bought so much yarn that I lost count! Some of it was one-off-specials, the sort of thing you find at shows but don’t see every day: Tweed Valley Clotted Cream 4-ply; some Poledale sock yarn. I bought a jumper’s worth of each. There’s no excuse for the rest: 12 x 100g balls of Regia sock yarn, in three different shades of grey (it was a really good price, though); plus several assorted skeins of sock wool, which has now been turned into socks.
My plan for this year is to knit up at least 20 balls of yarn from stash AND NOT BUY ANY. Right now, I’m knitting another Blanche Too, from Susan Crawford Vintage. The first one was out of Debbie Bliss’ Wool of the Andes; this one is out of Debbie Bliss Pure Silk DK, which I’ve had in the stash since I worked in the centre of Reading in 2006 (I bought it in the sale at John Lewis). I’m almost up to the armpits and started the year on skein 3. Now on skein 4; it should take another 4 skeins, so that’ll be 6 off the target by the time I’ve finished.
I’ll update the sidebars in a moment.