Friday, 9 January 2009

A contradiction in terms?

So, I've started stash busting right? But I've also joined the exer-stashers on Ravelry. The aim of this group is to get fit, lose weight and reward yourself in the process by building up a stash fund. This is the way to get guilt free yarn. So my system works as follows:

• My basic system: 50c for every km walked and $1 for each additional half hour of exercise.
• My achievable monthly goal: 12 km per week and 2 hours per week additional exercise.
• My bonus goals: $5 for every kilo lost (but minus $5 for every kilo gained!)

I started on the first of January and so far I have walked 12 km = $6; 1 hour additional exercise = $2 and I've achieved a bonus $5 by losing 1kg so far. I aim to buy myself some luxury yarn at the end of the year. Don't know what yet but it will be something I usually only drool over and can't otherwise afford to buy. Now is that an incentive or what?

As for knitting. I'm on the homestretch with the edging for the Mandala and with a bit of effort might get it done tonight. I've also started knitting Isobel for one of my Birthday Swap partners.

7 comments:

valli said...

you and I are bloghopping each other today ;)

what type of yarn are you using on the scarf as its a very pretty colour.
cant wait to see your mandala ;)

Amanda said...

We are indeed! I used Bendigo Woolen Mills 3 ply but its not on their standard list of yarns. I got it in their backroom - one of their experiments.

Annie said...

What a good idea Amanda: losing weight, exercising and using up your stash! I'm all for it, too. Unfortunately it's very cold here (freezing hard, hardes in at least twelve years) and the roads are very icy. I can't walk. I can't ride my bicycle. But I can knit, spin, weave or lace! But I should lose some weight, too. I try to eat less, but well - those evenings...

T. said...

It might be contradictory but I won't tell anyone....

Amanda said...

Hi Annie. I've been reading about your icy conditions. I believe everyone is out skating! All that cold weather such provide lots of time for stash busting :)

valli said...

ahh... the secret backroom! :) i must go see this backroom one day - but i better win lotto first before i go ;)

Lotzastitches said...

Thanks for the link to Exer-stashers! That just might be the incentive I need.