Readers I have been very good and not added anything to my stash since October. Every day I'm at work I pop into the local charity shop to see what's about. They have had yarn from time to time but I have resisted.
A colleague has recently taught herself to crochet and was complaining at the price of yarn, so I pointed her in the direction of the charity shop. Last week she purchased a few bags, so I promised to let her know if they had any more. Imagine my surprise when out on the 'bank run' this morning I spied what can only be described as a hoard of yarn in the charity shop (its next to the bank, honest). Not having my purse with me I couldn't buy anything but hot footed back the the showroom to let her know. As I was leaving off at lunchtime she said she would come with me for a look in the hopes that it was still there. It was, we went through it all and she came away with four bags full for £10, all 4ply, but in quantities to crochet several shawls and or more granny squares. Her parting shot to me was that all this yarn made her feel anxious, I just said "this is what's called starting a stash, you'll get over it"....
It was a great feeling to see her buy the yarn, which I clearly could have bought, but really didn't need. I will be a ripe old age before I knit all mine and that's without adding to it, which I clearly will do...... January sales are just around the corner.
On the WIP front I'm still working on the ten stitch blanket, though I feel another project needs to be started very soon. I have several patterns put aside, just need to sort through the stash for suitable yarn..... perhaps after I have written my Christmas cards, as that is the job planned for this evening