Not buying knitting books and magazines is probably the hardest part of this little experiment. I received this morning’s knitting daily email about the new Spring issue of Interweave Knits and I managed to look at all the previews without breaking out in a sweat from pattern buying withdrawal. I was proud of myself. There was little skip in my step this morning as I walked to work. I had tackle the monster and WON! This afternoon however, I received an email from Amazon about a book I pre-ordered on July 13, 2009.  Apparently the book will be released on February 24, 2010 instead of March 3, 2010 and I completely forgot that I ordered it. Sadly, since then I have probably bought 6 more books, countless magazines and god only knows how much yarn. Because of all this consuming I started this little experiment and now I’m conflicted. The book is Knitwear Design Workshop: The Comprehensive Guide to Handknits by Shirely Paden and I’m sort of excited about it. Do I cancel an order placed before this all began or do I let it slip because it was ordered before making this pact with myself? Needless to say that little skip in my step is gone. The book would be helpful when I start to design things with my stash but it’s also adding to the book stash. What to do!?

And I was worried about what I was going to write about today…thank you Amazon for providing content.