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The time for the end-of-month housekeeping for June. I’ve completed five pairs of socks:

Chill Thrill SM8-6 by Anita Grahn, knit in Cascade Yarns Heritage Solids & Quatro Colors. Won the group semifinal with this pair! Started June 08, 2014; completed June 10, 2014.

Chill Thrill SM8-6

Alexandrina MS8-7 by Alison Sotheran, knit in Zwerger Garn Opal 4-ply and Katia Olé Socks Jeans. Started June 19, 2014; completed June 27, 2014.

Alexandrina SM8-8

Wye TDS2014-1 by Hypercycloid Designs, knit in Shibui Knits Sock. Started June 02, 2014; completed June 04, 2014.

Wye TdS-1

Kam Chu TDS2014-2 by Adrienne Fong, knit in Katia Olé Socks New Duetto. Started June 11, 2014; completed June 15, 2014.

Kam Chu TDS2014-2

Partying It UP and Getting DOWN socks by Megan Williams, knit in self-striping Sunset Stitches Sunset Super Sock. Started June 18, 2014; completed June 30, 2014.

Partying it Up self-stripeis

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The stash-down quest continues and the Sock Madness tournament and a LYS sale had a huge impact on the second quarter of the year.

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

My current rules and goals are:

  • 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 April, May, and June?

OUT:

  • I knit 11 pairs of fingering weight socks (one pair deep stash)
  • I knit two preemie hats out of 102 yards of leftover sock yarn
  • I knit a baby cardigan out of 360 yards fingering baby wool (deep stash 2010)
  • I knit a baby cardigan and hat out of 286 yards light fingering yarn (deep stash 2011)
  • I crochet a mat out of 244 yards of cotton (deep stash 2010)

IN:

Although the small pile, I only shopped twice during these three months. Once during Easter vacation in Egersund, because I did not pack for the Sock Madness pair calling for a main color and seven contrasts. And then my favorite LYS had an anniversary sale at which I found a 35% discount coupon in the treasure hunt.

  • 10 50g balls (equals 5 skeins of sock yarn) of Sandnes Garn Sisu Solids for SockMadness
  • 1 100g ball of Katia Olé Socks Jeans for SockMadness
  • 1 100g ball of Opal sparkly purple sock yarn for advent socks
  • 6 50g / 125 yard balls of Dale Lerke to knit another raglan hoodie for the kids (750 yards)
  • 6 50g / 155 yards of Dale Lillelerke to knit Amalie a dress (930 yards)
  • 1 50g / 306 yard ball of Katia Jaipur lace weight

 

Sandnesgarn Sisu

Katia Ole Jeans

Opal sparkle

Dale Lerke

Dale Lille Lerke

Katia Jaipur
STATUS:

At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 10.5 balls of sock yarn and 1032 yards of any yarn7 skeins of sock yarn and 1986 yards in.

I used 11 skeins of sock  yarn and 992 yards of other yarn. This brings my Q2 numbers up to 11 balls of sock yarn and 198 yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance is 14.5 balls of sock yarn and -756 yards of any yarn.

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The time for the end-of-month housekeeping is long past due. I’ve completed six pairs of socks, two baby sweaters, a baby hat, two preemie hats, and a crochet mat:

Knitmore Girls Vanilla Sock by Jasmin Canty, knit in Zwerger Garn Opal 4-ply. Gift for my mother. Started March 26, 2014; completed April 5, 2014.

Vanilla opal socks

Two preemie Baby Beanies by Karen Everitt, knit in Zwerger Garn Opal 4-ply. Started and completed May 25, 2014.

Preemie hats

Rainbow Pipes and Linen Stitch Socks SM8-3  by Aurélie Colas, knit in Sandnes Garn Sisu Solids. Started April 15, 2014; completed April 18, 2014.

Rainbow Pipes and Linen Stitch Socks SM8-3

Leonie by Dani Sunshine, knit in Dalegarn Baby Ull. Gift for Thale / kikkitull. Started April 22, 2014; completed April 27, 2014.

Leonie

Shakertown Fences SM8-4  by Lorain Pettit, knit in Sandnes Garn Sisu Solids. Started May 06, 2014; completed May 09, 2014.

Shakertown Fences SM8-4

Another pair of Knitmore Girls Vanilla Sock by Jasmin Canty, knit in Zwerger Garn Opal Schafpate. Started April 2, 2014; completed May 10, 2014.

Vanilla socks

Tonight SM8-5 by Caoua Coffee, knit in Cascade Yarns Heritage Solids & Quatro Colors. Started May 25, 2014; completed May 28, 2014.

Tonight SM8-5

Newborn Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker, knit in Malabrigo Yarn Sock. Gift for Julie / alvindegg. Started May 24, 2014; completed May 29, 2014.

Malabrigo newborn set

Yet another pair of Knitmore Girls Vanilla Sock by Jasmin Canty, knit in Zwerger Garn Opal Sweet & Spicy. Started May 11, 2014; completed May 29, 2014.

Vanilla socks

Little Cables Hat by Claudine Ong, knit in Malabrigo Yarn Sock. Gift for Julie / alvindegg. Started and completed May 29, 2014.

Malabrigo newborn set

Stitchmix Towel by Ridgely Schantz, crochet in Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co., Inc Peaches & Creme Solids. Started May 30, 2014; completed May 31, 2014.

Crochet towel / bath mat

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