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Archive for September, 2013

The stash-down quest continues even when on vacation! 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 August?

OUT:

  • I made two crochet totes out of 343 yards of DK cotton (partially deep stash).
  • I knit two adult pairs of socks and a toddler pair using up the left-overs. This removed  728 yards of fingering sock yarn from deep stash.
  • I knit 6 hexiflats  out of 54 yards of fingering weight left-overs.

IN:

  • One 50g / 125y ball of Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Lerke because I ran out of left-overs crocheting the last tote. I used half of the ball to complete the project.

STATUS:

At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 11.5 balls of sock yarn and 735 yards of any yarn. 125 yards in.

I used 1359 yards of yarn for projects. All projects were made (partially) out of deep stash yarns. This brings my August numbers up to 2 balls of sock yarn and 147  yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance is now up to 13.5 balls of sock yarn and 882  yards of any yarn.

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It is time for the end-of-month housekeeping again. I’ve completed 6 projects – three pairs of socks, two totes, and some hexiflats:

Two pairs of Knitmore Girls Vanilla Sock by Jasmin Canty, knit in Zwerger Garn Opal Harry Potter and in Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Cotton Maya. Started July 28, 2013; completed August 24, 2013.

Ron Weasley socks
Cotton socks

b16-26 Socks in ”Fabel” by DROPS design, knit in the Meilenweit left-overs. Started  August 25, 2013; completed August 27, 2013.

Cotton socks

Two more Golightly Tote by Lion Brand Yarn crochet in various cotton left-overs. Started August 3, 2013; completed August 11, 2013.

Golightly Tote
Golightly Tote

6 hexiflats for the beekeeper’s quilt by tiny owl knits, knit in various sock yarn left-overs.

Hexiflats

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It is time for the end-of-month housekeeping again. I’ve completed 5 projects – a lace shawl, a lacy top, a tote, a preemie hat, and some hexiflats:

Evenstar Shawl by Susan Pandorf, knit in Garnstudio DROPS Lace. Started May 4, 2013; completed July 28, 2013. Photo unavailable.

Surplice Lacy Top by Shirley Paden, knit in Sandnes Garn Mandarin Classic. Started  July 1, 2013; completed July 17, 2013.

Surplice Lacy Top

Golightly Tote by Lion Brand Yarn crochet in Sandnes Garn Mandarin Petit. Started July 2, 2013; completed July 3, 2013.

Golightly Tote

Preemie Baby Beanies by Karen Everitt knit in Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Baby Ull. Started and completed July 17, 2013. Photo unavailable.

12 hexiflats for the beekeeper’s quilt by tiny owl knits, knit in various sock yarn left-overs.

Hexiflats
Hexiflats

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