I Did It

February 28, 2013

Or rather it is what I didn’t do that I am proud of.  This past weekend was Stitches West.  It’s a huge knitting convention close to my house.  I’ve lived here for almost four years and never been.  I lived in Maryland for eight years before I went to the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival.  Anyhoo, I really wanted to go to Stitches this year.  Find out what all the excitement was about.  But I have yarn coming out of my ears and I knew that going was going to mean more yarn.  I am out of room in the yarn armoire and I don’t want to have the stash spread beyond the armoire.  So I didn’t go!  Which isn’t to say it didn’t cross my mind every day.  I was ready to throw Joshua in the car on Friday and go.  And then Bill telling me he’d watch the baby while I went on Saturday or Sunday made it so hard to stay strong, but stay strong I did.  I even went so far as too look at the vendor list.  Instead, I went to the store to check out new shipments that had come in (Koigu!  Tosh!) and I did add a few skeins that way but not what would have come home with me from Stitches.

I couldn’t resist this Koigu yarn.  It makes me so happy.  Not sure what I’m going to do with it, but I LOVE it!!

However, next year I am all over Stitches.  In preparation, I’m going to spend the rest of the year knitting down my stash so I have room for more good stuff!!!  I picked up a sweater I started two years ago.  It freed up no room in the yarn armoire.


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