Now, I'm not becoming a minimalist, I just want to have a bit less crap cluttering up my life.
So what - you may well ask - has this got to do with yarn? Well, today I went to Australian Country Spinners in Wangaratta. I went ostensibly to take photos for Ramble and Make, but also to check out what they have on special.
And I realised that's one of the reasons I have so much stuff, including yarn. My stash started with half price Rowan and was built from finding quality yarns on special. It's the same with my clothes - when I was younger, and poorer, I bought name brand suits from Op Shops when and if I found them, because who would say no to a $500 suit for $20. And I never got out of the habit. But now I don't need to hoard yarn because get it on special, and in the long run it will be more economical to buy what I need, when I need it, rather than having 24 kilometres of beautiful yarn sitting around.
All of which is to say that I didn't buy any yarn today. I'm not on a yarn fast, or yarn diet, I just want to knit with the lovely yarn I already have first.