Archive for July, 2015

We have reached the half-way mark of 2015, and the stash is still shrinking.

For the background  story, take a look at my plan for 2015.

My current rules and goals are:

  • In general, knit up as much as possible from Deep Stash (older than two years)
  • Vanish all pre 2015 Dale Baby Ull and Nostebarn / Askeladen Merino-lammeuld (2 ply)
  • Vanish all pre 2015 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
  • 1:3 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 the second quarter of 2015?


  • I knit 7 pairs of adult socks out of fingering weight yarn (3 FOs deep stash + used the last skein of Cascade Heritage bought in Q1)
  • I knit a baby sweater out of 367 yards sport weight (deep stash)
  • I knit two child sweaters (806 yards) and a pair of knee highs (568 yards) out mostly sport/DK  yarn from the 2014 LYS sales
  • I knit four baby items out of two skeins of Malabrigo Sock (880 yards, deep stash)
  • I knit 10 preemie hats and 6 pairs of child socks out of 1347 yards misc left-over sock yarn (mostly deep stash)


  • I bought one ball of Stray Cat Socks Self Striping Yarn from Etsy.
  • I bought three skeins of Cascade Heritage sock yarn for Tour de Sock.
  • I bought nine 50g balls (1647 yards)f Garnstudio DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk to knit dresses for the girls. Both dresses are bond off and awaiting buttons.
  • I won second place in Sock Madness 9 and have been gifted four skeins of sock yarn as prizes.
  • I received the April and June shipments of the 2015 yarn club DH gifted me for Christmas – two  skeins of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight.

Stray Cat Socks Self Striping Yarn
Cascade Heritage sock
Cascade Heritage sock
Cascade Heritage sock
Drops BabyAlpaca Silk

Little Wolf Yarns Squirrel Sock
Lisa Souza Sock!
Yarn Pirate Superwash Merino Sock
Socks that Rock 2015 club
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight

At the beginning of April, my unspent allowance was 18.5 balls of sock yarn and -3786 yards of any yarn.

I used 7 skeins of sock  yarn and 3968 yards of other yarn and added 4 skeins of sock yarn plus 1647 yards of other yarn. This puts my Q2 numbers at 3 balls of sock yarn and -324 yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance by the end of June is 21.5 balls of sock yarn and -4110 yards of any yarn.


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June end-of-month housekeeping is here! I’ve completed 4 pairs of socks, 3 preemie hats, and two sweaters:


Virrat (Tour de Sock 2015 stage 1) by Tiina Kuu, knit in Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks Kona Superwash Fingering. Started June 1, 2015; completed June 4, 2015

Virrat TDS 2015-1

Far Into the Forest (Tour de Sock 2015 stage 2) by Kirsten Hall, knit in Regia Silk 4-ply (white) and Lana Grossa Meilenweit Merino (blue). Started June 12, 2015; completed June 17, 2015.

Far into the forest. #tourdesock2015 stage 2, half-way there! #knitting #socks #stranded #colorwork #toeup #stashdash2015 #operationsockdrawer

Emma Asked by Kelly Brooker, knit in Katia Jaipur. Started April 27, 2015; completed June 19, 2015.

Emma Asked cardigan

Gramps by tincanknits, knit in Dale Garn Lerke. Started May 5, 2015;  completed June 19, 2015.

Photo coming soon

Three Preemie Baby Beanies by Karen Everitt, knit in various sock yarn left-overs. Started June 1, 2015; completed June 28, 2015.

Preemie hats

Toddler Toe-up Ribbed Socks (my own pattern), knit in Zwerger Garn Opal Sweet & Spicy. Started June 18, 2015; completed June 27, 2015.

Toddler Toe-up Socks

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