Hi, My name is UnderMeOxter.
And I buy too much yarn!
Last year, I started with the best of intentions to get my stash under control. I started well, too – monitoring my aquisitions and consumption.
Then I had a few crises and I responded by indulgent spluges. Not only did I undo all my hard work; I set myself back a few years in terms of SABLE.
This drove me to think about the Twelve Steps Programme for addiction. Looking it up on Wikipedia it is scarily appropriate:
- admitting that one cannot control one’s addiction or compulsion; – I guess that’s what this blog-post is about!
- recognizing a greater power that can give strength; – That would be you guys, my blog-readers and all my supportive tweeps on Twitter
- examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member); – Might be a bit stuck on this one: I don’t know anyone who has successfully kicked the yarn-habit. If any of you want to put yourselves forward as my Sponsor, im ready to spill the beans about all those Stash Enhancement expeditions to TIK and Constant Knit last year!
- making amends for these errors; – My knitting plan for this year is entirely focused on busting stash to bring myself back under control
- learning to live a new life with a new code of behavior; – it’s too simplistic to try to “knit more, stash less”. I have to accept that complete abstinence is not realistic so my idea is to have a pre-arranged supply of regular yarn instalments. To this end, I signed up for two Sock Clubs: one from EasyKnits.co.UK and the other by Janel Laidman
- helping others that suffer from the same addictions or compulsions. – I guess that’s what this blog-post is for too. Perhaps by going through this process I will encourage you to join me.