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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?

OUT:

  • 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)

IN:

  • 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

Gifts/prizes:
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
STATUS:

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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