I kinda, sorta hoped to do this wrap up right at the end of 2009, but since I didn't even announce the challenge until January 15th of 2009, it seems fitting that my wrap up is mid-month, too.
There is nothing I want to do more than buy some ivory or cream yarn from Elmore Pisgah (made in the USA!) to make my sweater ... but, (oh my!) which one? Ivory? Cream? I've been looking at online color swatches for hours and I can't pick.
Thread crocheting is pretty slow-going, so I was thinking of breaking down and buying some yarn ... but then I remembered the colorful plastic twine I'd seen in Chinatown.
When I was getting ready for the move, I set aside my crochet hooks, some stitch markers, scissors, some needles, and a couple other little tools. I figured I'd decide what raw materials to take later.
I still haven't spent one penny
on craft supplies. Believe me, I'm as shocked as you. :) I gave myself $20 worth of wiggle room, but I'm pretty sure I won't use it.
The first couple of months of the challenge
were awesome, and I felt like such a zen, calm person. I was all, "La di da, I'm so balanced. Lookie here, I don't need new craft supplies."
Wow! Thanks for all the owl links in the comments of my last post
! It's a smart suggestion that I start out with something small like a hat, mittens, or a scarf before I try a sweater (oh, here's the link to the owl sweater pdf
if you want it).
I like to ponder things for a while before jumping in, so knitting probably won't happen for me for a while. In fact, because of the challenge
, it'll probably be 2010 before I pick up the pointy sticks, because I'll need to buy some.
We recently shuffled around our apartment and I moved my crafting area into the bedroom. As I was moving and reorganizing everything, I realized I have TONS of craft supplies that I *really* want to use. Thanks to my blog, I know exactly when some of them came into my life, too ... ugh! It breaks my heart that so many wonderful supplies have been sitting around ignored FOR YEARS.