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« Reply #290 on: May 15, 2007 09:16:34 AM »

ok ok ok. my name is pacasha and i'm a yarnaholic. i have to admit that my yarn porn addiction is much worse than how much i buy (i haven't bought since march). in fact, i started reading this thread just to see pics of everyone's yarn (porn porn porn). i need to spend more time actually knitting than looking at yarn, and once my stash is smaller, devote that time to my family.
i would also like to lose about 50 lbs, so when i finally allow myself to buy yarn for a 'me' project, i will buy MUCH less yarn. anybody else in this situation?

I SO hear you!!  I spend more time online looking at yarn and projects than actually knitting.  Love that yarn porn!

I just weeded my stash.  It grew over 3 yrs or so.  Mostly acrylic and baby yarn and novelty.  It was making me feel guilty because I knew I would never use the stuff.  It took me some time to realize;
1. I hate making scarves
2. I way overestimate on how much yarn to buy
3. I deserve to use the best yarn I can afford

I organized and donated most of it to a nearby nursing home and gave my mom the novelty stuff (she loves scarf knitting  Tongue)
When my husband saw the whole stash on the bed, he didn't freak, he just said "did you rob a yarn store?"  It's step one for me.  I feel way better.

Gone!!!  Shocked

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« Reply #291 on: May 15, 2007 10:39:47 AM »

I just donated 7lbs of yarn yesterday (and bought 4 miniskeins of alpaca and two hanks (660yards) but that's for a project (I just finished 2 projects so it's ok)...Yea!

Dragon eyes, and fairy wings, please god let me see strange things.
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« Reply #292 on: May 15, 2007 11:46:10 AM »

I'm not doing so well on the restraint thing.  I packed up some of my extra yarn, and I will send it to a friend, but I haven't done it yet.  In the meantime, I asked for, and got, a ten pack of Muench Sir Galli for Mother's Day.  But, but...it's 100% silk!  And it's discontinued!  And it's massively on sale! 

On the plus side of things, I'm making a dent in the stash I have.  On the minus side, I have an idea for a design that doesn't work with any of the yarn I currently have, and also on the minus side, my family has figured out that getting me yarn for a gift makes me very happy indeed. 

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« Reply #293 on: July 24, 2007 01:02:30 PM »

Hi, my name is Courtney and I'm a yarnaholic.  Fortunately I'm not a big buyer of yarn (I do work at Michaels and get a discount, but I also see the huge totals of the little old ladies who buy yarn from me) but I pet the yarn almost every day I work there.

My stash would be tiny in most of your eyes (less than 20 skeins/balls/tangles of remnents), but today I rummaged around for loose dollar bills to go buy some mohair because lust for the Wisp scarf from Knitty has set in!  Now I'm off to fondle my homespun before I go to work!
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« Reply #294 on: October 07, 2008 06:05:04 PM »

My name is Katie, and I'm a yarnaholic.

I might be a bit strange in the fact that I don't actually DO many yarn-related crafts. Most of the crafts I do are needle-and-thread related. The yarn I buy is all out of knit-envy. I can do extremely basic knitting and crocheting, but not much beyond making a blanket and no complex stitches, and yet I have (quite literally) more yarn than I know what to do with. I have a ball of lavender baby yarn bigger than my head that I've had since high school.

I've been pretty good about not buying any yarn recently, as I'm working on a project right now and refuse to buy any yarn unless I can find the PERFECT color of purple to knit with. In which case I'll probably buy $25 worth of it at a completely inappropriate time.

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