The Use it Up Yarn Challenge
After a good year of processing my eco guilt about becoming a yarn consumer, I’m finally ready to really put on the brakes on yarn shopping. Especially after reviewing The Handknitter’s Yarn Guide, it really hit home that not every yarn choice is sustainable or good for the environment. I understood this before, but I was caught in the newbie glee of buying crochet supplies. So here we are, at a decision that it’s time to stop buying yarn, dun, dun, dun! Do you think it’s time you went on a yarn diet?
OK and truth be told, the other reason I’m thinking of not buying any more yarn is because I’m swimming in it over here. I could open my own yarn shop just from stocking up when something looks nice or goes on sale. I don’t need to explain this, fellow hoarders, right?
I love a good challenge, it’s a great way to build a new habit and sometimes the only way I can get going. Flossing, working out, whatever. Sometimes making it personal challenge gets it done. Would you like to join me in using up the yarn we have first before buying more? I’ll be using the hashtag #UseItUpYarnChallenge on Instagram on any project I made using up my current yarn stash. It would be so much more fun with some friends. If you are ready to commit to the no new yarn challenge, just use the #UseItUpYarnChallenge and we will all find each other.
I’m debating on used being fair game, since still fitting in my house is kind of important. You could honestly live off second hand yarn, there’s so much to be found! I still have a huge score of knitting machine yarn from a local thrift store to get through. It’s all superwash wool! 😀 Ok, just talked myself out of that, 😛
My own personal rules: wait what? she sounds like she is backing out already!
Will you accept the challenge? What personal rules would you stick to?
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