The twelve steps saved my life once before, so I am going to see if they can save me from my insurmountable stash as well.
- I admit am powerless over my stash—that my project queue has become unmanageable.
My stash is insurmountable
- I believe that a power greater than myself can restore me to sanity.
Yes, I do
- Make a decision to turn my will and my life over to the care of God, as I understand Him.
My goal is to help the guild reach over 1000 charity donations through hard work & creativity
- Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of my stash.
Once again, this is a tough one, as every time I go into my stash, creative fireworks go off and tempting me to loose focus. However, as pictured above, I am gathering my unlabeled yarns, matching weights and organizing colors.
- Admitted to God, to myself, and to another human being the exact nature of my wrongs.
Via this blog post,
A. I relinquish my ego – desire to be a rock star – by throwing myself in to charity crochet/knitting
B. I will not be so selfish with my stash
- I am entirely ready to have God remove all my defects of character.
Yes, I am
- Humbly ask Him to remove my shortcomings.
Via this blog post
- Make a list of all persons I have harmed, and be willing to make amends to them all.
Mental list complete. Fortunately, it is not as extensive as my addiction list
- Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Through charity knitting and sharing of my stash
- Continue to take personal inventory, and when I am wrong, promptly admit it.
When an opportunity presents itself, be ready to contribute
- Seek through prayer and meditation to improve my conscious contact with God, as I understand Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for me and the power to carry that out.
Always a struggle
- Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, I will carry this message to yarnies, and to practice these principles in all my affairs.
PLAN OF ACTION
- I am starting with all unlabeled yarn – burn testing for fiber content – then separating by weight. Next I am organizing by color and then I am making charity scarves.
- Where I have more of any given color, I will make afghans, hopefully having enough or able to color match for project completeness.
- Will begin on fine fibers, searching for patterns based on weight/yardage of yarn to make specific items – hopefully for sale.
- And most importantly, I will not purchase any new yarn, except to complete a project