That is, marathon huge.
Okay. two marathons huge.
Yes, Deep Stash has enough yardage now to cover the length of two marathons--92,290 yards. Apparently, I went bat guano crazy in 2009 and 2010 and thought I had to insulate my entire house with nothing but yarn, thereby almost tripling my yarn stash at the time. (I have not literally stuffed the walls with yarn, of course. It's harder to get to that way.)
So, here's the plan: I am focusing my efforts on Deep Stash, and I am going to see how long it takes me to work my way through 46,145 yards of yarn, one marathon's worth. I know, I know. I have at least two marathon's worth. For that second amount, then, I'm going to see whether I can give away, sell, and/or toss an additional 46,145 yards.
Gah! The very idea sends my electrolytes plummeting!
I might not be able to do the concurrent marathon; I might be too yarn flabby or hooked on it or whichever pathology the DSM-V might pin on me. But I think I must try. Both challenges will make my basement craft grotto look so much bigger.
A few guidelines and allowances:
There you have it. This isn't a resolution that can be contained to 2015. More than likely it will extend into the next three or four years. After doing a lot of math for this post, I discovered the most I've knit in one year is 12,072 yards. Now that I'm not employed at a yarn store, I can knit my own yarn more often, yet I'm not as motivated to finish projects quickly by shop sample deadlines. I'll have to figure out how to "pace myself," I guess. I will endeavor to keep the blog up to date with my progress...for myself and for the sake of my throngs of readers.