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Archive for March, 2014

It is time for the end-of-month housekeeping again. I’ve completed one main project –  a sweater – for the #ravellenicgames:

#1932 Heilårsjakke by Kathrine Gregersen (aka the Nostebarn cardigan), knit in Askeladen Merino-lammeuld (2 ply). Started February 7, 2014; completed February 23, 2014.

Amalie´s Ravellenic2014 cardigan

Amalie´s Ravellenic2014 cardigan

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The stash-down quest continues and we even had some winter this month.

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 February?

OUT:

  • I knit a child´s sweater out of 787 yards of 2-ply lace weight yarn  (#stashterm, and one colorway deep stash, 2011 and 2012)
  • I knit 3 hexiflats, insignificant yardage of fingering weight scraps

IN:

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

Bilbo´s Journey yarn club

STATUS:

At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 9.5 balls of sock yarn and 875 yards of any yarn.

I  acquired one ball of sock yarn, and I used 787 yards of other yarn. This brings my February numbers up to 1 ball of sock yarn and 157 yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance is 8.5 balls of sock yarn and 1032 yards of any yarn.

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