Friday, March 19, 2010

10 STEP Yarnaholics Withdrawal Programme.

I mentioned in my previous post, well, hinted at my 10 step Yarnaholics Withdrawal Programme.

I am not doing this as a joke, I am deadly serious! I have a yarn problem. I sign up to more groups, events and projects than I can handle, I can't say no. I have way to much yarn and textile tools, I never have enough time to work on my own projects, and I can't go throughout the day without thinking I need some yarn time... Here's an example, there is a few movies in the cinema, I'd like to see, for some you kind of have, the 3D ones. And I don't go, because that's wasted stitching time. I have things I said I would make for people, oh, going on years now, and I haven't gotten round to it. I have deadlines that I need to work on, but I don't. Get the Picture!

So here is my own personal programme, to get myself together... I am on Day 5 of my programme, and it is working OK so far. I come up with a new Rule every other day, so I only have 3 rules so far. Over the next month, I will have assembled 10 Rules, 10 steps, and be a reformed person.

No more signing up to events, projects, groups, no more crazy community textile projects.

I am going to turn off the computer by 9pm every night. Just an hour of work, catch up, then, turn it off. (This is harder than you think.) This is supposed to stop me finding out about interesting projects, buying any more yarn and equipment, and getting me to spend some time working instead..

RULE NO 3: Dig out all WIP and frogged projects and finish them before starting any other. Found a few very old projects under the couch today. Spun yarn waiting to be washed, bag and blanket waiting to be felted, bag needs lining, etc...

So far so good. I'm going to edit this page as I think of more rules. There could be some positive ones as well, but they are harder to think of at the moment.



CrochetCreation said...

Hi, just want to let you know I'm following this with great interest! I recognise myself in every aspect. I started on a new distraction today - my own blog! So far only set it up and found nice background (bit wild, but hey...) Maybe I should give it up before I put in my first post?
Karen in Sligo

Stitchlily said...

blogging is a great way of clearing your head, your thoughts, and actually organising yourself. You feel a bit self-conscious at first, and the next thing you know, your blabbing away!!

My own blog could do with a facelift, can't wait to see something a bit wild..

UnderMeOxter said...

I'm very interested in this. I recognise myself also; so I'm going to try out your rules too. Switching off the computer at 9 will be the biggest challenge for me. Look! I've only 13 more minutes... aaah!!

I think I'm okay on the WIPs / UFOs: I tackled a lot of them recently though there are a few things I've promised to make that I've never got around to.

However, I'm breaking your 1st rule straight-off-the-bat by signing up to follow your blog - so there!!!

Stitchlily said...

Until I have mastered the first 3, I am not moving on. It's too hard otherwise. I am now ok with 1 and 2, but 3 is hard...

OK then folks, you have to help me make more rules for the 10 step programme!!