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Blue-Beaked Owl Puff Amalie in djevellue Flussbett Shawl Pram blanket Preemie hat
Knitmore Girls Vanilla Sock Henry scarf Lady Violet’s Dinner Gauntlets Mariusgenser Fair isle yoke cardigan
Sunshade preemie hat Champion Socks Maile preemie hat Socks for the Deputy Headmistress Kiesten Larisdoter Church Mittens
Easy-on Mittens Selbu Modern Hat Gramps cardigan Gray Mouse Hoodie Marius Sweater
Carotene Hat Carotene Cowl Carotene Mitts Sparkly Socks Sock Madness 7 round 1
Hexiflats Deep in the Forest Mittens Flying Dutchman SM7-2 Felted Easter Eggs SockMadness 7-3
Preemie hats DSC_0074 DSC_0077 Ribbed toddler socks Ribbed toddler socks
Daybreak Shawl Hexiflats Hexiflats Heart blanket square Evenstar Swatch
High Button Socks SM7-4 Preemie Hats Drip Drip Socks (SKA mock) DSC_0112 Simply Sweet Socks
Sky Reflection Flower ZIP! Opal garter jacket Amortentia scent patch Purple baby socks
Swirling vortex Baby socks Opal toddler socks Opal toddler socks Opal toddler socks
Baby socks Baby socks Baby socks Cotton socks Cotton socks
Surplice Lacy Top Golightly Tote Hexiflats Hexiflats Hexiflats
Ron Weasley socks Windmill dishcloth Autumn cowl Preemie hat Preemie hat
Sheep cardigan Preemie hat Preemie hat Preemie hat 10-stitch blanket in Kauni
Little miss spring anklets Ankle socks Ankle socks Vanilla socks Retrofit FO
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It is time for the end-of-month housekeeping again. I’ve completed 2 projects –  two pairs of socks:

Little Misses Anklets by Bitta Mikkelborg, knit in Zwerger Garn Opal Uni Solid 4 ply. Started December 2, 2013; completed December 23, 2013.

Ankle socks

Ankle socks

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The stash-down quest continues through the last month of the year. 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 (all 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 December?

OUT:

  • I knit 2 pairs of socks out of 465 yards of fingering weight yarn.
  • I gifted 7 balls / 450g / 1819 yards of fingering weight yarn from my stash for Christmas.
  • I culled eight partial skeins to be donated to the kids´daycare. In total 568 yards.

IN:

  • Nothing!

STATUS:

At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 8.5 balls of sock yarn and 121 yards of any yarn.

I used 1 ball of sock yarn and 2387 yards of yarn found other homes. This brings my December numbers up to 1 ball of sock yarn and 477 yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance at the end of the year is 9.5 balls of sock yarn and 598 yards of any yarn.

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It is time for the end-of-month housekeeping again. I’ve completed 11 projects – a cardigan , 16 mini mittens (8 pairs) , and two pairs of socks:

16 mini mittens from Julevotter Adventscalendar by Kari Haugen, knit in Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Falk. Started October 2, 2013; Completed November 30 2013.

Julevotter advent calendar 9-16
Mini mitten advent calendar

Retrofit by Jesse Loesberg, knit in Rowan Lima. Started September 6, 2013; completed November 30, 2013.

Retrofit FO

Knitmore Girls Vanilla Sock by Jasmin Canty, knit in Zwerger Garn Opal Feen & Elfen/Fairies & Elves. Started September 17, 2013; completed November 2, 2013.

Vanilla socks

Little Misses Anklets by Bitta Mikkelborg, knit in Garnstudio DROPS Fabel. Started November 4, 2013; completed November 17, 2013.

Little miss spring anklets

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The stash-down quest continues – it is early December and another term of the Harry Potter Knitting and Crochet House Cup has come to an end. 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 (all 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 November?

OUT:

  • I knit 16 colorwork mini mittens out of 240 yards of sport weight Dalegarn Falk (bought for this project in September)
  • I knit 2 pairs of socks out of 512 yards of fingering weight yarn
  • I completed the third and final garment out of the  sweater yarn bought in the fall, 2012 1525 yards of sport weight

IN:

  • 6 100g skeins of fingering sock yarn, of which 2 are club shipments (photographed together with the September shipment) and the other were bought at #juleexpo.

Herbology yarn club

Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn
STATUS:

At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 12.5 balls of sock yarn and -232  yards of any yarn. 6 balls of sock yarn in.

I used 2 balls of sock yarn and 1765 yards of yarn for other projects. No were made out of deep stash yarns. This brings my November numbers up to 2 balls of sock yarn and 353 yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance is now 8.5 balls of sock yarn and 121 yards of any yarn.

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