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Archive for April, 2014

The stash-down quest continues and March turned out to be an easy month to summarize.

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 March?

OUT:

  • I knit two pairs of fingering weight socks  (#stashterm, and one colorway deep stash, 2009)
  • I knit two mini socks, insignificant yardage of fingering weight scraps

IN:

  • NOTHING!

STATUS:

At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 8.5 balls of sock yarn and 1032 yards of any yarn.

I  acquired NO yarn, and I used two skeins of sock  yarn. This brings my March numbers up to 2 balls of sock yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance is 10.5 balls of sock yarn and 1032 yards of any yarn.

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It is time for the end-of-month housekeeping again. I’ve completed two pairs of socks for SockMadness plus some mini socks in a speed-knitting competition (in which I happened to win my group):

Brucie SM8-1 by Amy Rapp, knit in Shibui Knits Sock. Started March 3, 2014; completed March 15, 2014.

Brucie SM8-1

Diamond Shreddies SM8-2 by Carrie Van Kessel, knit in Lang Yarns Jawoll Superwash Solids. Started March 22, 2014; completed March 24, 2014.

Diamond Shreddies SM8-2

Socknitters Mini-Sock by Linda Nelson, knit in Zwerger Garn Opal Feen & Elfen/Fairies & Elves. Started and completed March 8, 2014.

Socknitters Mini-Sock

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