Archive for October, 2013

The stash-down quest continues – I am back at work and it is fall! 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, last one on the needles)
  • 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 September?


  • I knit a colorwork cardigan out of 482 yards of sport weight alpaca left-overs
  • A knit a cowl out of 175 yards of a bulky full skein for SingleSkeinSeptember (deep stash)
  • I knit a dishcloth out of 63 yards of worsted cotton left-overs
  • I knit 3 preemie hats out of 110 yards of fingering weight left-overs (deep stash)


  • 6 50g / 116y ball of Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Falk to knit a mini mitten advent calendar. Project is cast on!
  • One skein of self-striping sock yarn (3-month pre-paid international yarn club)


Dale Falk

Herbology Class Yarn Club #1


At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 13.5 balls of sock yarn and 882  yards of any yarn. 696 yards + 1 sock yarn in.

I used 830 yards of yarn for projects. 4/6 projects were made out of deep stash yarns. This brings my September numbers up to 166  yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance is now down to 12.5 balls of sock yarn and 352  yards of any yarn.


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It is time for the end-of-month housekeeping again. I’ve completed 6 projects – a cardigan, a cowl, a washcloth, and three preemie hats:

Barnejakka Villsauene på Runde by The Needle Lady, knit in Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Royal Alpakka. Started September 5, 2013; completed September 29, 2013.

Sheep cardigan

Sheep cardigan

Wave Cowls by Rebecca Hatcher, knit in Rowan Colourscape Chunky. Started September 8, 2013; completed September 14, 2013.

Autumn cowl

The Windmill Dishcloth by Dione Read knit in Rowan Amy Butler Belle Organic Aran (left-overs from Adrian´s blanket). Started September 5, 2013; completed September 6, 2013.

Windmill dishcloth

3 Preemie Baby Beanies by Karen Everitt, knit in Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Baby Ull left-overs.

Preemie hat
Preemie hat

And I apparently misplaced the photo of the pink one, sorry.

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