Wednesday, August 24, 2005


When I was very young - quite some time ago - I had a good rule. Never start a new project until you have finished the previous one . When I say finished, I mean it! I made sure it was washed, blocked, folded or given away. Only then, did I go on to the next. I have no idea when this rule went out the window. It happened slowly. First it was two projects going simultaneously. One for the intense knitting. One for knitting in transit. Somewhere along the line, however, it began to snowball, and like all addicts, I was not aware of my descent into madness until, one day, it was too late, and I was working on a host of projects - one for each floor of my house, and for my tote bag and for the car and, well, you get the idea.

"Late" was the day that I looked up and realized that I had 2 rooms filled with yarn for projects that were supposed to happen, were in the middle of happening and were bound (or intended) to happen. I have patterns and books to match and all the best intentions in the world. What I don't have is time enough and, truth be told, will enough to accomplish it all. So I have begun to destash. It's happening very slowly. I am sending singles and some almost complete skeins to teaching pals, knitting addicts and those who ask. No books, however -- I'm not that "healthy" yet. If you are interested , pls. write me and let me know your address and/or needs. I'll be happy to send whatever I don't need to you - at my expense. The only rule I have is that you must knit with it. If I can't accommodate you, believe me, I'll write back. Just be sure to include your email address since I have not been able to obtain email addresses from those who respond directly to my blog - it comes up as "anonymous".

Happy Knitting - and Happy end of Summer! I have had it with the heat in NY and am anxiously awaiting a long and relatively cool Fall!


Anonymous Judith said...

I have been attempting to destash for a year. As yet, there is not a significant difference in my wool room space. I found that charity shops are really grateful for donations. The folks who shop there appreciate being able to access yarn they can afford.
Project Linus will take yarn suitable for blankies.

11:10 AM  
Blogger alltangledup said...

i find it so hard to destash too... when I buy yarns to share from liberty, I try very hard to buy things that I would not like too much to avoid any temptations to keep it ;-)

10:13 AM  
Blogger sylv said...

Oooh, don't you tempt me !! I'm always on the lookout for "regular yarns" (as opposed to yarns found ONLY here in France) to use for my designs. (I've just finished a little top for my girl with some yarn a friend swapped with me..)
So I'd love to either make a paypal contribution for some of your stash, or maybe swap for some of my patterns ( chez plum, several more coming soon), ..or anything else you'd like from France..?!!
You can email me at sylvieATfluydDOTcom

3:14 AM  
Blogger winged heart said...

i'd love anything you are willig to send; i don't mind paying the postage. my intent is to knit for the dulaan project. my email address is:
and if it's too late as you may have already destashed thanks anyway for your warm generosity.

12:00 AM  
Anonymous emily said...

I would be interested in some of this yarn, I want to try to get some charity things knit. I know that there are also craft groups that are trying to raise money. heck I'll take anything!!!!
thanks, emily

10:09 PM  
Blogger Mary deB said...

Got any Lett Lopi in green/brown/ blue/actually almost any colour? Or similar weight wool. I won't be noble and make things for charity, but I am making a Fake Fassett sweater as a gift and am finding that the more colours, the better. I'm in England so I'll pay you somehow for the postage. THis is a great idea, and a great way for you to get rid of stuff to "good homes"!

2:18 AM  
Blogger Mary deB said...

Oops, don't know if you can get an address from that post. I'm marydeb40 AT yahoo DOT com.

2:20 AM  

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