Archive for July, 2013

I did it! Again!! I knit 52 pairs of socks in one year.
Yarrow Ribbed Socks Oak Ribbed Socks Ekornsokkene Toddler Socks Roosiemine socks
Socks for VM-genseren 2013 Ribbed toddler socks Ribbed newborn socks Ribbed newborn socks SKA September Mystery Sock 2012
Cool Beans Socks Candelabra Socks Moody Stockings Ribbed stash socks Knitmore Girls Vanilla Sock
Champion Socks Socks for the Deputy Headmistress Sock Madness 7 round 1 Sparkly Socks Flying Dutchman SM7-2
SockMadness 7-3 Ribbed toddler socks DSC_0076 DSC_0112 Opal toddler socks
High Button Socks SM7-4 Drip Drip Socks (SKA mock) ZIP! Swirling vortex Simply Sweet Socks
Baby socks Purple baby socks Baby socks Baby socks Baby socks

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The stash-down quest continues and the numbers are back in black. If you missed the first post in this quest series, you can read about how it all started in the January post. 

My current rules and goals are:

  • Knit up as much as possible from Deep Stash (2010 or earlier)
  • Knit up the 3 sweaters worth of yarn bought in the fall, 2012 (2 of 3 finished)
  • Buy no wool yarn from Sandnes Garn or Per Tyrving (I hate working with it!)
  • 1:1 ratio for fingering sock yarn – Knit one pair of adult socks or a shawl, may buy 100g of new sock yarn
  • 1:5 ratio for all other yarns, based on yardage
  • It is OK to buy yarn for specific projects for the kids, especially daycare sweaters, but the project must be started within 2 months of purchase
  • Yardage from my pre-2012 sweater UFOs do not count (mostly knit, need finishing), but the two scarves do count
  • Vacation yarns do not count (but may only buy yarns not available at local-to-me yarn stores (LYSes))
  • Gifts and prizes do not count

So, how did I do for June?


  • I made one pair of adult socks out of 344 yards of fingering yarn (deep stash).
  • I knit three pairs of toddler socks out of 334 yards of fingering weight left-overs.
  • I knit 15 pairs of baby socks out of 886 yards of light fingering (10/15 out of deep stash).


  • I bought one 100g skein of sock yarn from GnomeAcres.
  • I received one 100g skein of Socks that Rock fingering weight yarn as a prize in Sock Madness 7. Remember, prize yarns do not count 🙂

Toadstool Meadows

Socks that Rock Silkie


At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 11.5 balls of sock yarn and -23 yards of any yarnThe only yarn in was the single skein of sock yarn plus the prize.

I used one ball of fingering yarn for adult socks and  1220 yards of yarn for other projects. 11 of the 19 finished objects were knit out of deep stash yarns, and the rest were knit out of yarn that had been 6 months or less in the stash!  This brings my May numbers up to balls of sock yarn and 244  yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance is now up to 11.5 balls of sock yarn and 221 yards of any yarn.

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It is time for the end-of-month housekeeping again. I’ve completed 20 projects – a sweater and 19 pairs of socks:
b18-25 Jacket in garter stitch by DROPS design, knit in Zwerger Garn Opal Sweet & Spicy. Started May 3, 2013; completed June 3, 2013.

Opal garter jacket

Opal garter jacket

Swirling Vortex by Sofiya Cremin for Sock Madness 7 round 6, knit in Shibui Knits Sock. Started  June 7, 2013; completed June 8, 2013.

Swirling vortex

3 pairs of b16-26 Socks in ”Fabel” by DROPS design knit in Zwerger Garn Opal (Uni Solid 4 ply, Hundertwasser Sparkle, and Sweet & Spicy). Started June 1, 2013; completed June 11, 2013.

Opal toddler socks

15 pairs of 26405 VM-genseren 2013 (baby) by Dale of Norway / Dale Design, knit in Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Baby Ull. Started June 11, 2013; completed June 30, 2013.

Baby socks (Photo @digitaldias)

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