Archive for February, 2014

The stash-down quest continues and it is a great beginning of a great year.

For the background  story, take a look at my plan for 2014.

My current rules and goals are:

  • Craft exclusively from pre-2014 stash in Q1 (Harry Potter knitting and crochet house cup Winter2014 #stashterm)
  • In general, knit up as much as possible from Deep Stash (older than two years)
  • Vanish all 2009 yarn of light fingering weight or thicker
  • Vanish all 2010-2013 yarn of sport weight or thicker
  • 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
  • Yardage in is when the yarn enters the house. Yardage out is when a WIP becomes an FO or yarn is gifted/donated/traded
  • 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 January?


  • I knit a pair of socks out of 465 yards of fingering weight yarn (2013)
  • I knit a preemie hat out of Babyull fingering weight left-overs, ca 40 yards. (2009)
  • I knit an adult hat out of 158 yards of worsted weight yarn (2013)
  • I knit a toddler hat out of 125 yards of fingering alpaca (2009)
  • I knit a child´s sweater out of 1063 yards of 2-ply lace weight yarn held double (2010)


  • One skein of self-striping fingering sock yarn (460 yards) from Sunset Stitches´yarn club (prepaid in 2013)

Bilbo´s journey yarn club

At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 9.5 balls of sock yarn and 598 yards of any yarn.

I used 1 ball of sock yarn and acquired one, and I used 1386 yards of other yarn. This brings my January numbers up to 0 balls of sock yarn and 277 yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance is 9.5 balls of sock yarn and 875 yards of any yarn.


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It is time for the end-of-month housekeeping again. I’ve completed 5 projects –  three hats, a pair of socks, and a sweater:

Djevellue by May B. Langhelle, knit in Du Store Alpakka Tynn Alpakka. Started January 14, 2014; completed January 24, 2014.

Djevellue in alpaca

Preemie Baby Beanies by Karen Everitt, knit in Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Baby Ull. Started and completed January 13, 2014.

Preemie hat

Hadley Hat by Robyn Devine, knit in Rowan Creative Focus Worsted. Started and completed January 19,2014.

Hadley Hat

Little Misses Anklets by Bitta Mikkelborg, knit in Lana Grossa Meilenweit Merino. Started December, 2013; completed January 2, 2014.


#1924 Raglangenser i dobbelt 2-tråds garnby Kathrine Gregersen, knit in Nostebarn  /Askeladen Merino-lammeuld (2 ply). Started January 2, 2014; completed January 12, 2014.

Nostebarn sweater

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