Tuesday, June 24, 2008

12 steps

After reading Deb's post on yarn envy, this is what I came up with.

Step 1 - We admitted we were powerless over our addiction to yarny goodness - that our stashes (or desire to add to the stash) had become unmanageable.

Step 2 - Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Either that or the PERFECT yarn management system could hide the bulk of our stash from our significant other. In other words, we don't want them to know the truth!

Step 3 - Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God and beg Him for mercy in the fight to list EVERY BIT of the stash on Ravelry.

Step 4 - Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of our stash. Posted said inventory on Ravelry.

Step 5 - Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. (Yes, I ordered more yarn for which I have no plan. But I ordered enough of it to make the largest project I've ever planned.)

Step 6 - Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character, but please don't ask me to remove any of the stash.

Step 7 - Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. (Did I buy that horribly scratchy yarn?)

Step 8 - Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all by considering giving away some of the stash. Good yarn karma never hurts.

Step 9 - Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Sale at elann.com? No. I don't know about any sale.

Step 10 - Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. So THAT'S the reason I log on to ravelry at least 3 times a day.

Step 11 - Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and our fibers and the power to carry that out.

Step 12 - Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs, including yarn diets.

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