Like most knitters, I have more yarn stash than I like to admit. My goal this year is to use more yarn than I acquire. I refer to this as modified cold sheeping. What is cold sheeping, you ask? To cold sheep is to use fiber in your stash without acquiring any new stash for one year. If you want to learn more about it, check out Cold Sheeping Revisited.
As mentioned above, I will be doing modified cold sheeping. That does not mean I won’t buy yarn over the year, but I am going to try to be very discriminating what yarn I do buy. Also, my plan is to minimize yarn purchases until I go to the Endless Mountains Fiber Festival in Harford, PA, the weekend following Labor Day. My rationale is that it is about a week before my birthday so I am buying myself my birthday present. Hey, it works for me!
Anyway, I plan to log both my stash depletion activities, and yes, stash acquisition. Hopefully, I’ll be using more than I acquire. My biggest weakness is sock yarn. I use it for more than just knitting socks. It’s great for scarves, hats, fingerless mitts, shawls, and of course socks.
Please feel free to stop by and check my progress and as I cold sheep as much as possible. Comments are always welcome.