The Yarn Diet Revisited

If you recall, last December I put myself on a yarn diet for 6-months, which was a good thing.  From that 6-month experience, I would like to believe I learned a little bit more about self-control - at least where yarn is concerned.  The interesting thing is that I think I learned that oftentimes "less is more" and (in theory) that a true test of creativity can be seen through the art of resourcefulness. 

Now that those 6 months have long gone by I find myself many days staring into my yarn closet imagining things that could be made from what's left.  And believe me, there's still a lot in there, it's just a matter of finding the right weight and color combination; there's one of this and one of that.  Then there are those yarns that call for something truly special.

I will admit that I would love to see that yarn closet stash depleted and replaced with a different color assortment, but for now I think my challenge is to find ways to use what I have.  I've been trying desperately to avoid granny squares and large projects, but it might be inevitable at this point.  The wheels in my head are churning, for sure, but as is typical with my personality, to see the fruits of it I need to clear up the cobwebs; declutter, if you will, so that the creative side of my brain can work properly.

So, what am I doing?  The menial, yet necessary, task of making yarn bobbins....


  1. I would love to see some granny squares (: but I know what you mean about trying to get a creative plan together for the things you already have on hand.
    Just wondering Libby, I love the bags and purses you crochet, have you ever blogged about how you line the inside of them with fabric. I have a knitted/felted purse and I need to line the inside of it-do you have any pointers?
    Have a good weekend!

  2. I would make granny squares too and sew them into a colourful merry blanket. Half of my stash ran out with that striped lapghan. :-)
    Wonder what will you do with those yarn balls. You're so neat and organized!

  3. I'll be waiting to see what you come up with!!!

  4. Wait, I think I got what you are going to make with this yarn. Didn't I see some time ago a post about a crocheted gorgeous skirt? What about that? :-D

  5. Can't wait to see what you'll make!!


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