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Archive for August, 2014

The stash-down quest continues in a timely manner. I have to admit doing some damage at the going-out-of-business sale at my favorite LYS. But seriously, who walks away from 40% discount on sweater quantities in identical dye lots?

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 July?

OUT:

  • I knit 2 pairs of fingering weight socks
  • I knit a cardigan and a vest out of 600 yards worsted alpaca left over from DH´s sweater
  • I crochet a shawl out of two skeins of fingering yarn (836 yards (deep stash and making a dent in the 2009 bin!)
  • I knit a dress out of 930 yards  fingering yarn (bought on the LYS May sale for this purpose)

IN:

  • 3 50g balls (1.5 skeins of sock yarn) of Regia Silk for Tour de Sock
  • 1 100g ball of Opal sock yarn
  • 5 50g / 125 yard balls of Dale Lerke to knit another raglan hoodie for the kids (626 yards)
  • 3 25g / 137 yard balls of Katia Galaxy for an advent doily or table runner (411 yards)
  • 40 50g / 116 yard balls of Dale Falk for at least two adult sweaters (4640 yards)

 

Opal

Dale Lerke
Dale Lerke

Katia Galaxy

Dale Falk
Dale Falk

STATUS:

At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 14.5 balls of sock yarn and -756 yards of any yarn. 2.5 skeins of sock yarn and 5677 yards in.

I used 2 skeins of sock  yarn and 2366 yards of other yarn. This brings my numbers up to 2 balls of sock yarn and 473 yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance is 14 balls of sock yarn and -5960 yards of any yarn. Looks like I have to get a lot of UFOs off the needles in the upcoming months… 

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The time for the end-of-month housekeeping for July. I’ve completed two pairs of socks, a sweaters, a vest, a dress, and a beaded shawl:

Dazzle them from behind TDS2014-4 by Meagheen Ryan, knit in Regia Silk 4-ply. Started July 01, 2014; completed July 31, 2014.

Dazzle them from behind TDS2014-4

Arch-Nemesis TDS2014-5 by Sarah Bordelon, knit in GnomeAcres Sparkle Gnome Fingering/Sock. Started July 11, 2014; completed July 18, 2014.

Arch-Nemesis TDS2014-5

Kidding Around by Cygnet, knit in Rowan Lima. Started May 31, 2014; completed July 09, 2014.

Kidding Around vest

Retrofit by Jesse Loesberg, knit in Rowan Lima. Started May 18, 2014; completed July 13, 2014.

Retrofit cardigan

Retrofit cardigan

Design 26301 by Kari Haugen, knit in Dalegarn Lille lerke. Started July 09, 2014; completed July 27, 2014.

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Laura by Lily Go, knit in Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Cotton Fantasy. Started May 06, 2014; completed July 27, 2014.

Laura beaded shawl

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