At the Still Point of the Turning World
Residency is over, NOW what? (While I'm waiting for the answer, I'll get some spinning done....)

Monday, October 21, 2002


In an odd way, I've been very lucky with money. During the apex of the tech boom, I was pre-med and then in medical school and had to borrow money for every cup of coffee, so I missed the excitement and brag rights of earning thousands of dollars in a few hours of day trading. Consequently, I don't feel the effects of the current economic downturn so personally. In fact, now that I'm a working person, I feel better off than I was when I was a student (although my paycheck seems completely unrelated to the work I do--I think it breaks down to about $2/hr).

The economic climate has affected members of my family, however, so we are tightening our belts and thinking of necessities before luxuries. Hence the following Stash Evaluation:

This is almost all of the sweater yarn I have in my stash. I left out 15 balls of Cascade Key Largo and a jumble of Rowan DK Tweed which is destined to become Kaffe Fassett's China Clouds jacket one day, when I am a master knitter.

(I have not shown you all of the shawl/scarf/sock/other small project yarn I have, which is considerable.)

Why am I showing this yarn to you? Because I have decided that I must knit through 75% of this stash this winter before I consider buying more yarn. You are my witnesses!

Coming soon: Fiscally-Responsible Spinning.....