I'm not on any official yarn diet because to forbid buying new just increases the temptation, and anyway, making up rules for myself about what I am and am not allowed to do knitting-wise (like NO BUYING ANY YARN FOR TWO YEARS - which I tried and failed to do - or YOU MUST FINISH TWO THINGS BEFORE STARTING ANOTHER ONE) just makes the whole thing a chore. And knitting should never be a chore. My whole life is a series of chores revolving around laundry and dirty dishes and nagging the kids to pick up their crap at the end of the day. I don't need more of that.
That said, coming to grips with the size of my yarn collection is a good thing every once in a while. I put some things away this morning and in the process found a bunch of good stuff I kind of forgot I had. I was also relieved to see no insect damage. I still have enough yarn to knit a sweater for everyone in the neighborhood, but I'm okay with that. At least it all fits in the many plastic tubs I store it in (though a couple are starting to bulge at the top...)
I also found a few things that I am ready to be done with. I started listing them on craigslist, but everything is in fairly small amounts and it's all yarn I've had for a while that I just need to have out of my house. I have a couple bags of larger quantities I'll try and get a bit of cash for, but the rest I'm giving away. Here! On my blog!
Round one: sock yarn!
First up, 100g of blue wool/nylon kettle-dyed fingering weight with no label. I think it's Araucania. I think I bought it from a shop in my hometown because I didn't want to leave empty-handed. Color not as bright as in the picture, more of a denim blue.
Next, 100g of wool/silk/nylon/metallic fingering weight. I think I originally bought this to make something for a newborn niece who is now four and therefore opinionated enough not to wear hand knits anymore. It's a shade of pink many little girls love and it's a little sparkly, too.
All right, readers. You have until tomorrow evening 7:00 CST. Leave a comment and I'll pick two random winners tomorrow night. I'll mail these anywhere in the U.S.