Thursday, December 30, 2010

Resolutions aren't my thing... I won't be making any.  I will, however, make a truly insane proclamation: I am going to spin 52 skeins of yarn in 52 weeks time using only my existing fiber stash.  I know, I know.  I may very well end up completely insane by the end of this little venture, but it gives me something to focus my otherwise idle attentions on. 

These sorts of nutter plans always seem to have a lengthy list of rules and criteria to follow, so I suppose I'll try that out.  The rules, (which may change and evolve at my whim):
  • 52 skeins in 52 weeks does not absolutely mean a skein a week, it just means that I'll have spun 52 total skeins in 52 weeks time.
  • My husband says I should define "skein" so that there is no gray area.  Each "skein" of yarn will contain a minimum of 2 ounces of fiber, spun and finished by me in the manner of my choosing.  Thus, a finished skein of singles can count toward my total if it weighs 2 ounces and I have no intention of ever plying it.
  • To add a little romance to the basketry, I intend to use only fiber I already have in my existing stash.
  • In an effort to make the previous rule easier to swallow, I am going to stop accruing more fiber stash for the duration of this little enterprise.  Obviously, fiber clubs and MS&W purchases are exempt from this rule, and it is very possible that I won't be able to stop myself if something really amazing pops up on etsy.
  • I intend to record my progress here on this blog, and promise at least one photo of each finished skein.  
Questions, thoughts or ideas?


  1. Yay! Now I have to figure out what I'm going to do this upcoming year...

  2. You could just do a 52 projects in 52 weeks thing that encompasses all your crafty goodness. C'mon! It'll be fun!

  3. Or there's always the 12 socks or shawls in 12 months! I just want to go less than two weeks without blogging, for now.

    (Your disclaimer is priceless ^_^ )

  4. So, would it break a rule if a "friend" were to gift you some roving in the hopes that you might spin it and sell the finished product back to said friend at, oh say a certain weekly knit night?

  5. No Colleen, I don't think that would break the rule at all;) We'll talk!