Step by step addressing a knitting addiction
It started with an insatiable wish to buy every lovely skein with potential and then I finally accepted there would always be pretty skeins like sweets and that I did have a finite of money to devote to this.
The clicking online slowed down and having admired luxury yarns I could never afford, I actually could if a project wanted it.
The landing is overflowing with yarn and that put immense pressure and startonitis.
Because of my health I had to reduce stress to a minimum level but I found I had to start another project and had a bad case of startonitis.
I sorted my stash and found the appropriate intended projects and found I had enough for 2 years of solid knitting.
I slowed down as I needed to fully sense the reason I had fallen in love with the pattern and the yarn and generally pay attention.
The stress reduced and I really appreciated the yarn and the structure of the pattern.
I add patterns I like to my Ravelry library so I can match the best yarn from my stash.
It’s the same as savouring a really exquisite combination of food instead of guzzling a fast food dinner.
The result is more satisfying all around and I feel I am better managed.