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Old 01-08-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
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Anyone Else Going COLD SHEEP (No Yarn Buying) in 2011?
I've made up my mind not to buy ANY yarn in 2011. The absolute ONLY reason would be to finish a project which I already have going, but that's IT! Not even the often used excuse for gift knitting.....gotta buy the perfect yarn for that gift will do.

So is anyone else serious about Cold Sheeping in 2011? Let's keep a thread going and see who keeps their resolution.

Only other yarn which will go into my stash is gift yarn, a girl can't help being gifted some yarn right?!?
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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I have been super good for the past year with my yarn buying. And, somehow, I've managed to survive.

I plan on keeping the trend going for 2011, except if I need to finish a started project. I have sooooo much yarn, that if I can't find a project to make with it, I'm being too particular.
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:16 PM   #3
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I've been good with using my stash on a regular basis for charity projects so I'm okay with doing the occasional spending.
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:33 PM   #4
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This coming Friday(the 14th) I have to order a size 6 16 inch needle to finish a bag for my daughter.She promised one of her co-workers I could knit a string bag small enough to be used a purse. The base is no problem using the needles I have now but I do not have a size 6 16 inch needle. My smallest circular needle is 24 inches, It's too large though, to knit the smaller number of stitches for the small bag , I ended up with a big hole between stitches when I tried it. I ripped it all out and will wait till I get the smaller needle before starting it.
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:32 PM   #5
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Oh boy that's hard one to keep!! I gonna try....I got so much stash!! I am collecting patterns!!(fingers crossed)
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:54 PM   #6
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I resigned my full-time job to stay home with my son when he was born last June and yarn was definitely removed from the budget. If I've started a project and need yarn to finish it I've been trading with women in my knitting circle. The hardest time will be all the local fiber festivals come fall.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:24 AM   #7
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Hey, I'll 'cold sheep' with you. Gave away a bunch of yarn to a ministry for abused women, and the rest is enough for the next three years.

Of course, I'm hoping that the major 'event' that you and I are waiting for will happen this year!
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I'm in!!!! The only thing I could think I would even consider buying is a skein of wool to make a scarf or head cover for an "adopted" soldier. I have 1+ skeins, so I may just go for one or the other, especially since they've said they don't need helmet liners anymore.
Have 2 grand nieces and/or nephews due this year, but have some pink and blue stash yarn to use for them. All my other stash yarn would work perfectly for socks, sweaters, blankets....I don't need anymore yarn. Now if I could only get my husband to quit moving my needles from place to place.....
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I've done the same thing, gave away unneeded stash and needles to a ministry teaching knitting to abused women. Felt great, didn't it?!?
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:00 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Arielluria View Post
I've done the same thing, gave away unneeded stash and needles to a ministry teaching knitting to abused women. Felt great, didn't it?!?

That is a GREAT idea? Where would I find something like that in my area though? I guess I can check out the local women's shelter. If I know my luck, I will get stuck teaching it! LoL!
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