12 miles of yarn

Someone on Ravelry posted a link to a yard to miles converter. I exported my stash page to Excel, totaled the yarns column, entered into that converter an learned that I have 12.2454 miles of yarn, or 12 miles and 432 yards of yarn. I thought that was a lot until I noticed that everyone else who had replied had more than me and one woman has 72 miles! Yikes!

In any case, I think I have hit a limit. That stash calculation isn't actually everything I have. There are things in my bins that I haven't put into Ravelry yet. Not a lot, but they are there. I know that I am way behind but I am going to declare that I can only knit from my stash for the rest of the year. When January rolls around I think I will allow myself a purchase or two and then reevaluate. I keep buying sweater quantities of yarn and not finishing the sweaters in question! Unacceptable. The stash is also spreading around the living room. Ideally I will be able to fit it somewhere in the office, once the grand reorganization is done, but for now it has to be in the living room and I would prefer it if it didn't take over.

We'll see if I can stick to my resolution. Wish me luck.

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2 thoughts on “12 miles of yarn

  1. margotinto August 7, 2007 / 9:34 am

    OMG, when I first glanced at that number, I thought you had 12,000+ miles of yarn. I'm making my last yarn purchase this evening for a while, since I do have too many projects in the queue that must get finished first. I'll see how long I can last……

  2. abigailvr August 7, 2007 / 3:52 pm

    I haven't seen anyone admit to that much yarn! I can barely comprehend 12 miles worth, and I'm on the low end of what people are posting on Ravelry.

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