i feel the need to state this publicly in order to make it equally publicly humiliating for us if we fail: my mum, my sister and i have made a pact that we will NOT be buying ANY yarn until christmas*.
i suppose trades on ravelry would be okay, and we agree that the purchase of patterns may be necessary to maintain some level of sanity, but still NO YARN. it doesn't matter if it's a one-of-a-kind, hand-dyed, rare variety of silk and cashmere blend on clearance for $3 per 100 grams; the three of us will be knitting from our stash for the next six months.
i've already decided to tempt fate and made plans to go to the marketplace at Stitches East, which is in october. i can go to just look, right? still, i somehow feel that the knitting gods may strike and that i should be extra careful with gauge swatches for a while.
please wish us all luck.
*except for one skein that i have been looking for in order to make a gift. don't worry, this was part of the stated deal, despite the appearance of fine print.