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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.

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

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.

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

It is time for the end-of-month housekeeping again. I’ve completed one main project –  a sweater – for the #ravellenicgames:

#1932 Heilårsjakke by Kathrine Gregersen (aka the Nostebarn cardigan), knit in Askeladen Merino-lammeuld (2 ply). Started February 7, 2014; completed February 23, 2014.

Amalie´s Ravellenic2014 cardigan

Amalie´s Ravellenic2014 cardigan

The stash-down quest continues and we even had some winter this month.

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 February?

OUT:

  • I knit a child´s sweater out of 787 yards of 2-ply lace weight yarn  (#stashterm, and one colorway deep stash, 2011 and 2012)
  • I knit 3 hexiflats, insignificant yardage of fingering weight scraps

IN:

  • One skein of self-striping fingering sock yarn (460 yards) from Sunset Stitches´yarn club (prepaid in 2013)

Bilbo´s Journey yarn club

STATUS:

At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 9.5 balls of sock yarn and 875 yards of any yarn.

I  acquired one ball of sock yarn, and I used 787 yards of other yarn. This brings my February numbers up to 1 ball of sock yarn and 157 yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance is 8.5 balls of sock yarn and 1032 yards of any yarn.

The stash-down quest continues and it is a great beginning of a great year.

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 January?

OUT:

  • I knit a pair of socks out of 465 yards of fingering weight yarn (2013)
  • I knit a preemie hat out of Babyull fingering weight left-overs, ca 40 yards. (2009)
  • I knit an adult hat out of 158 yards of worsted weight yarn (2013)
  • I knit a toddler hat out of 125 yards of fingering alpaca (2009)
  • I knit a child´s sweater out of 1063 yards of 2-ply lace weight yarn held double (2010)

IN:

  • One skein of self-striping fingering sock yarn (460 yards) from Sunset Stitches´yarn club (prepaid in 2013)

Bilbo´s journey yarn club
STATUS:

At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 9.5 balls of sock yarn and 598 yards of any yarn.

I used 1 ball of sock yarn and acquired one, and I used 1386 yards of other yarn. This brings my January numbers up to 0 balls of sock yarn and 277 yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance is 9.5 balls of sock yarn and 875 yards of any yarn.

It is time for the end-of-month housekeeping again. I’ve completed 5 projects –  three hats, a pair of socks, and a sweater:

Djevellue by May B. Langhelle, knit in Du Store Alpakka Tynn Alpakka. Started January 14, 2014; completed January 24, 2014.

Djevellue in alpaca

Preemie Baby Beanies by Karen Everitt, knit in Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Baby Ull. Started and completed January 13, 2014.

Preemie hat

Hadley Hat by Robyn Devine, knit in Rowan Creative Focus Worsted. Started and completed January 19,2014.

Hadley Hat

Little Misses Anklets by Bitta Mikkelborg, knit in Lana Grossa Meilenweit Merino. Started December, 2013; completed January 2, 2014.

DSC_0002

#1924 Raglangenser i dobbelt 2-tråds garnby Kathrine Gregersen, knit in Nostebarn  /Askeladen Merino-lammeuld (2 ply). Started January 2, 2014; completed January 12, 2014.

Nostebarn sweater

Welcome, 2014!

You may say that today is the one-year anniversary of my stash-down quest. But please, keep the cake out of the Stash Cabinet – there is still a skein or ten in there 😉 

If you are interested in the back story or the original rules and goals, you may take a detour to the January 2013 post.

My long term objective (beyond the obvious overall stash reduction) is that the majority of my stash is sock yarn, simply because that is what resonates with my crafting.  

My revised rules and goals for 2014 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

As before, I will not reveal the overall size of the stash in terms of skeins/balls or yardage, but I will report on yarn going in and out 🙂

Blue-Beaked Owl Puff Amalie in djevellue Flussbett Shawl Pram blanket Preemie hat
Knitmore Girls Vanilla Sock Henry scarf Lady Violet’s Dinner Gauntlets Mariusgenser Fair isle yoke cardigan
Sunshade preemie hat Champion Socks Maile preemie hat Socks for the Deputy Headmistress Kiesten Larisdoter Church Mittens
Easy-on Mittens Selbu Modern Hat Gramps cardigan Gray Mouse Hoodie Marius Sweater
Carotene Hat Carotene Cowl Carotene Mitts Sparkly Socks Sock Madness 7 round 1
Hexiflats Deep in the Forest Mittens Flying Dutchman SM7-2 Felted Easter Eggs SockMadness 7-3
Preemie hats DSC_0074 DSC_0077 Ribbed toddler socks Ribbed toddler socks
Daybreak Shawl Hexiflats Hexiflats Heart blanket square Evenstar Swatch
High Button Socks SM7-4 Preemie Hats Drip Drip Socks (SKA mock) DSC_0112 Simply Sweet Socks
Sky Reflection Flower ZIP! Opal garter jacket Amortentia scent patch Purple baby socks
Swirling vortex Baby socks Opal toddler socks Opal toddler socks Opal toddler socks
Baby socks Baby socks Baby socks Cotton socks Cotton socks
Surplice Lacy Top Golightly Tote Hexiflats Hexiflats Hexiflats
Ron Weasley socks Windmill dishcloth Autumn cowl Preemie hat Preemie hat
Sheep cardigan Preemie hat Preemie hat Preemie hat 10-stitch blanket in Kauni
Little miss spring anklets Ankle socks Ankle socks Vanilla socks Retrofit FO