This morning I decided to go through my knitting and crochet book collection. Oh, dear, what have I gotten myself in for? So far, I've checked out 8 books and one magazine, and can't toss any of them. Each one seems to contain at least one project that I need to knit! Or ideas for projects that I want to play with! What's a woman to do? This is just the tip of the iceberg. I'm too embarrassed to count up just how many books and mags I own. Suffice it to say that I have way, way too many.
So, here's my solution: I'm going to bookmark one book/mag at the beginning of each month. Work on a project and then move on to the next one. Right. Sure. The world's most disorganized human being is organizing her knitting. I don't dare call it a New Year's Resolution because that's the kiss of death. I never keep any resolutions. Why bother to make them when I'm setting myself up for failure.
Feel free to call me on this. Sit on my head; yell at me; call me bad names; force me at needle point to actually do this.
Here's the first book: Schreier, Iris - Reversible knits
There's a cute little scarf called Dangerously Chic, and it's a sawtooth scarf. I have a bunch of Knit Picks Palette yarn, totally irresistible because it's pretty, cheap and in lovely colors.
Here's the deal: If I hate knitting it, or it looks ugly, I reserve the right to frog it and go on to the next project.
Do you think I can actually carry out this plan? Snort. Laugh. Giggle. Snort some more. But at least it's a plan.
In the meantime, I'm accomplishing nothing whatsoever in getting rid of books. They are all so tempting. The trouble is that I can't resist buying them. I've gotten much better; I now reserve at the library and check them out first. Just about all of those books I do not buy. The problem is with the ones that I do buy. Sigh.
So what are you planning to do with all your yarn/books/magazines in the coming year?
Yarn news: I've put every single yarn in the Etsy shop on sale. I'm tired of looking at them. That's it. Get 'em out of my house. I love each one, but I have way too much of my own stash. So, each one is a couple of bucks off. You get a good deal, I make room and a little bit of profit (to buy more knitting books!), and that's not half bad! http://fritzl.etsy.com
Kitten With a Whiplash - I have no more room for shelves, bookcases or anything else. It's an epidemic of books, yarn, and the Hubbo's garage sale treasures. HELP!
CarolynJean - I've decided it's a benign disease!
Scrabblequeen - I saw that. It's a great colorway. And now I have room for more yarn. uh huh.
KV - You know me far too well!
Henya - Oh, do I ever hear you! How can we part with books that have lived with us so long?