I was asked, over the weekend, how long it would take me to knit my whole stash as it currently stands – both my hoards here and in the Bay – without adding to it. Of course, I needed clarification on some points such as, expected frequency of knitting, etc, etc… and I came to a guesstimate of about 3 years. Maybe slightly more, maybe slightly less. And then the thought of not buying any yarn for the next three years sent me into a slightly panic before I acknowledged the fact that the sun would sooner rise in the west than I not buy yarn for an extended period of time.
Yet. I’m still pondering this. How much yarn do I have, and how long would it last me without my adding to its already full-to-bursting coffers here in the Capital? As I was explaining, 99% of my yarn is project yarn. i.e. bought with a particular pattern in mind. Admittedly, there is a lag of some years in some of those patterns, and I can think of 3 or 5 skeins in the Bay that I could actually de-stash without any guilt. I may just do that too…
SO what of it? A challenge it certainly is, and there are several things in queue that do need to be knit. (Admittedly I really should be finishing things on the needles first).
I am considering making this my next long term goal. And seeing how it takes before I cannot take any more. I’m proposing starting on the 8th of November (it gives me some time to really reconcile myself to this madness), and seeing how before I break.
What do you all think of this?