I’ve never participated in a fiber diet – I never thought that I would be able to stick to it. I have a mighty trigger finger when it comes to buying roving…or pretty much anything I can spin that has pretty colors ;o) Actually, my fiber stash is much smaller than my yarn stash… hmmm…maybe I should have gone on a sock yarn diet instead of a fiber diet….naaaahhhh you can never have enough sock yarn ;o)

Anywho, I did it. In January I said I’d not buy anything fluffy and formerly attached to a sheep ’til April 1 and I managed to stick to it. Even when Scout had drool-worthy pomegranate roving (some of which I will own…soon), when Pippi updated her site…when Amy updated her site…and the absolute test of my resolve…Grafton Fibers. Each time I clicked the window closed. Each time after I finished sobbing over my keyboard in self-pity I went to my plastic tub in the ‘game room’ (which we still call Dave’s room…long story) and looked at my stash and felt just a teensy bit better. I’ll admit, right after looking at my roving collection I checked how many days I had left ’til I could let loose the trigger finger again.

Then I’d get an email from Karen. Or Cyn. The Fiber-Sireeens. Let’s just say that it’s a good thing they didn’t know my lust for Crown Mountain Farms pencil roving (some of which I will also own soon) ;o)

What helped me stick to it the most? That would be the 29 people who guessed on which date I would crumble. I have to thank you all for challenging me to not add to my pile. If it weren’t for this contest I probably would have purchased something a month ago. Thanks guys!

Oh yeah, the contest…

…you probably want to know who won…right?

Well, Jen guessed that I’d go all the way – and she was right – so she is our first winner. Yay Jen!! Congratulations!

Our second winner was drawn by a randomizer. I used the numbers next to the comments in the original post (if someone left two comments I went by the # by the first comment) and the number that popped up is….



Let me know if you want sock yarn or roving for your prize package! Okay…going back to troll Ebay now… ;o)

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18 Responses to Three Months…

  • amanda says:

    you rock! i know there was a lot of temptation thrown in your face in blogland and you stood tough. go splurge!

  • Betty says:

    So glad I was wrong! You go girl!!!

  • Marina says:

    Congrats to you & the winners! Now, don’t go overboard & we’ll still love to see Steve all spun up ;-)

  • Jenn says:

    I won? Me! I won! YAY! I’m proud of you for sticking it out, now go out and splurge! :)

    So I get to pick between sock yarn and roving? I don’t know how to spin, so sock yarn for me!

  • Kelly says:

    Congrats for making it all the way Jess! No go buy some fiber already!

  • Way to go!!! Congratulations – sorry I sold you short. You rock! Talk about self control. Cannot wait to see the fibre – let the shopping begin.

  • Carole says:

    I stand before you, humbly chastised at my lack of faith in you. ;-)

  • Julie says:

    Congrats for making it! I hope you’re going to have a big ole splurge now :)

  • KnitPastis says:

    YAY! You went all the way! Now that takes some will power. I am sticking to mine so far too. I haven’t bought any yarn…except the one ball needed to be able to finish a project. At least I got it 40% off at ACMoore, so I think I only paid $3.

    Congrats to Jen and Woohoo to me too!! Sock yarn baby!
    Your new blog page is very cool looking by the way. Really like it!

  • Alison says:

    So glad you made it! Sticking to a yarn/fiber diet is very hard. I did one last year and decided I won’t do it again simply because I discovered it’s my one real vice. (Well, that and books.) I don’t buy expensive clothes or jewelry. Pretty yarn (and fiber) is about it for me so I won’t deprive myself again. Granted, my stash is growing faster than I can knit, but hey, it’s still not too huge yet and I usually don’t buy a lot of yarn that I know I’ll never use.

  • Amy says:

    Such resolve! Such strengh!


  • pippi says:

    Good for you!
    You should email me your address, you deserve a reward!

  • beverly says:

    Good for you! Now have a break-fast full of fiber!!

  • Congrats on making it. I keep vacillating on whether I should do something like that. But, ultimate I think I do it when I need to and treat myself when it is time. It works. My stash isn’t too crazy.

  • Cheryl says:

    Way to go! I totally underestimated you, what did I guess, like January!? Ha! I must have been confusing you with me. I wouldn’t have lasted two weeks.

  • Melissa says:

    Congrats on making it all the way!! :)
    Now I can’t wait to see what you’ll buy!

  • Kelli says:

    Yay! I’m happy you made it Jess. Back to trolling ebay? That sounds a bit dangerous after your hiatus doesn’t it? ;)

  • Jennifer says:

    I bow down to your will! Great job on the fiber diet.

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