How to achieve ZYG--Zero Yarn Growth:
I don't have a huge yarn stash, but I certainly do have one. Over the years, one acquires yarn to precious to use up or trade away. Because I have moved 3 times in as many years, I have de-stashed quite a bit, but still... The natural dyed silk (much of it 50/2) was custom dyed for me by Cheryl Kolander in the mid-80's. I have been carrying it around knowing that I would weave something with it some year. This will be the year!
There are at least 2 basic ways of approaching "what to make next".
1. I want to make a set of towels to match my kitchen. I decide what fiber, colors and amounts I need and then I shop for that yarn.
2. What can I make with the yarn that I have on hand.
Of course, there are variations, but basically that's it.
One of the techniques I use in managing "the yarn I have on hand" is to lay it out on the floor and start moving it around like a puzzle. I like to say that the yarn discusses what it wants to weave.
Sometimes these discussions can last for weeks. Both below and above show the beginning of a discussion.
Every time I weave something that reduces my stash, I will then weave something with new yarn. That way I will continue to support my yarn suppliers.
Onward to a Peaceful and Abundant new year!