Thursday, November 08, 2007

But of course

But of course (thanks Amy and Bells!) I had to join:

No Guilt Stash Manifesto

I will neither defend nor apologize for my stash. My yarn brings me joy, and therefore brings others in my life joy.

Through my hands I do good in the world. I knit with love for friends, family, and strangers. Yarn is my medium.

I promise not to let my stash acquisition interfere with personal relationships or financial health; yet neither will I give in to pressure from significant others to reduce my stash.

I will not judge others' stash. I can admire it, be inspired by it, even covet certain skeins, but it is not my place to pass judgment on quantity or quality.

I recognize that stash management is personal. I fully intend to knit my beautiful yarns, but I refuse to be guilted into doing so on anyone's schedule other than my own.

I understand that it may take many years for a yarn to reveal its destiny, and that yarns that have been in my stash for a seemingly long time just haven't met their correct pattern. I won't feel guilty about this.

I also recognize that yarn can have many destinies. It can be a reminder of a special trip, a friend, a time in one's life. It can be comfort or inspiration. It doesn't always need to be knitted to fulfill its destiny. I accept that some yarns in my possession may never be knit by me.

I believe in the karmic properties of stash. I willingly share with other knitters, and I realize the stash, like love, will grow when it is shared.

7 comments:

Bells said...

Welcome aboard!!

May your stash enhancement always be guilt free and happy!

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amy said...

What Bells said~welcome aboard!

I am planning a trip to WEBS, if the weather cooperates and they're open, for the week between xmas & new year's. stay tuned!

Queen of the froggers said...

That sounds great, but I still can't get over my guilt on having too much!!

del said...

Great manifesto! So many of us feel guilt over it & we shouldn't. It's OUR money, right?

Sarah said...

I like it - there's enough to worry over in life - much better to enjoy the good things :)

Michelle said...

What an excellent manifesto! I may need to embrace it myself. (I still get occasional guilts as to how much sock yarn I seem to have).