Hi. My name is Caitlin, and I have a knitting problem.
Well, not so much a knitting problem, because if the knitting were the problem, the stash wouldn't be. Let's say I have a yarn problem.
It looks a little bit like this:
But no matter how beautifully organized it now is, it's still an overwhelmingly large stash. Especially because more than of it than I would like is squeaky acrylic or dry and halo-y cotton, which won't cut it for the vintage patterns I now love to make.
I tried going Cold Sheep (ravelry link) last year, which went quite well until it...didn't anymore (yarn is a perfectly acceptable way of rewarding oneself for being a successful grown up, what are you talking about?). My goal was to make it from the end of May to the end of December. I made it from May through the end of September. In penance for falling off the wagon - and boy, did I ever? - I have signed back on for another three-ish months (til the NC Fiber Fest, in April) of being totally cold sheep, and, as I've already noted, I've pledged to spend 2013 knitting from my stash.
And in attempt to stay accountable to myself, I am also making myself accountable to you. I will periodically flash my stash, to show that it is decreasing rather than increasing, and will have to publicly shame myself by announcing it here if I do add any new yarn. Hopefully, you will help to keep me honest and on the wagon for the duration of 2013.