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Sky Reflection Flower ZIP! Opal garter jacket Amortentia scent patch Purple baby socks
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Ron Weasley socks Windmill dishcloth Autumn cowl Preemie hat Preemie hat
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The stash-down quest continues – it is early December and another term of the Harry Potter Knitting and Crochet House Cup has come to an end. If you missed the first post in this quest series, you can read about how it all started in the January post. 

My current rules and goals are:

  • Knit up as much as possible from Deep Stash (2010 or earlier)
  • Knit up the 3 sweaters worth of yarn bought in the fall, 2012 (all 3 finished!)
  • Buy no wool yarn from Sandnes Garn or Per Tyrving (I hate working with it!)
  • 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
  • It is OK to buy yarn for specific projects for the kids, especially daycare sweaters, but the project must be started within 2 months of purchase
  • Yardage from my pre-2012 sweater UFOs do not count (mostly knit, need finishing), but the two scarves do count
  • 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 November?

OUT:

  • I knit 16 colorwork mini mittens out of 240 yards of sport weight Dalegarn Falk (bought for this project in September)
  • I knit 2 pairs of socks out of 512 yards of fingering weight yarn
  • I completed the third and final garment out of the  sweater yarn bought in the fall, 2012 1525 yards of sport weight

IN:

  • 6 100g skeins of fingering sock yarn, of which 2 are club shipments (photographed together with the September shipment) and the other were bought at #juleexpo.

Herbology yarn club

Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn
STATUS:

At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 12.5 balls of sock yarn and -232  yards of any yarn. 6 balls of sock yarn in.

I used 2 balls of sock yarn and 1765 yards of yarn for other projects. No were made out of deep stash yarns. This brings my November numbers up to 2 balls of sock yarn and 353 yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance is now 8.5 balls of sock yarn and 121 yards of any yarn.

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The stash-down quest continues – it is deep fall and not a lot of knitting time. If you missed the first post in this quest series, you can read about how it all started in the January post. 

My current rules and goals are:

  • Knit up as much as possible from Deep Stash (2010 or earlier)
  • Knit up the 3 sweaters worth of yarn bought in the fall, 2012 (2 of 3 finished, last one on the needles)
  • Buy no wool yarn from Sandnes Garn or Per Tyrving (I hate working with it!)
  • 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
  • It is OK to buy yarn for specific projects for the kids, especially daycare sweaters, but the project must be started within 2 months of purchase
  • Yardage from my pre-2012 sweater UFOs do not count (mostly knit, need finishing), but the two scarves do count
  • 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 October?

OUT:

  • I knit 8 colorwork mini mittens out of 140 yards of sport weight Dalegarn Falk (bought for this project in September)
  • I knit 2 preemie hats out of 74 yards of fingering weight left-overs (deep stash)
  • I completed a blanket out of 924 yards of sport weight left-over from my Kauni Marius

IN:

  • 7 50g / 116y ball of Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Falk to knit a sweater for Amalie. Project is cast on

Dale Falk
STATUS:

At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 12.5 balls of sock yarn and 352  yards of any yarn. 812 yards in.

I used 1138 yards of yarn for projects. Two projects were made out of deep stash yarns, and the large FO used sweater left-overs. This brings my October numbers up to 228 yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance is now down to 12.5 balls of sock yarn and -232  yards of any yarn.

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The stash-down quest continues – I am back at work and it is fall! If you missed the first post in this quest series, you can read about how it all started in the January post. 

My current rules and goals are:

  • Knit up as much as possible from Deep Stash (2010 or earlier)
  • Knit up the 3 sweaters worth of yarn bought in the fall, 2012 (2 of 3 finished, last one on the needles)
  • Buy no wool yarn from Sandnes Garn or Per Tyrving (I hate working with it!)
  • 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
  • It is OK to buy yarn for specific projects for the kids, especially daycare sweaters, but the project must be started within 2 months of purchase
  • Yardage from my pre-2012 sweater UFOs do not count (mostly knit, need finishing), but the two scarves do count
  • 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 September?

OUT:

  • I knit a colorwork cardigan out of 482 yards of sport weight alpaca left-overs
  • A knit a cowl out of 175 yards of a bulky full skein for SingleSkeinSeptember (deep stash)
  • I knit a dishcloth out of 63 yards of worsted cotton left-overs
  • I knit 3 preemie hats out of 110 yards of fingering weight left-overs (deep stash)

IN:

  • 6 50g / 116y ball of Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Falk to knit a mini mitten advent calendar. Project is cast on!
  • One skein of self-striping sock yarn (3-month pre-paid international yarn club)

 

Dale Falk

Herbology Class Yarn Club #1

STATUS:

At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 13.5 balls of sock yarn and 882  yards of any yarn. 696 yards + 1 sock yarn in.

I used 830 yards of yarn for projects. 4/6 projects were made out of deep stash yarns. This brings my September numbers up to 166  yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance is now down to 12.5 balls of sock yarn and 352  yards of any yarn.

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It is time for the end-of-month housekeeping again. I’ve completed 6 projects – a cardigan, a cowl, a washcloth, and three preemie hats:

Barnejakka Villsauene på Runde by The Needle Lady, knit in Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Royal Alpakka. Started September 5, 2013; completed September 29, 2013.

Sheep cardigan

Sheep cardigan

Wave Cowls by Rebecca Hatcher, knit in Rowan Colourscape Chunky. Started September 8, 2013; completed September 14, 2013.

Autumn cowl

The Windmill Dishcloth by Dione Read knit in Rowan Amy Butler Belle Organic Aran (left-overs from Adrian´s blanket). Started September 5, 2013; completed September 6, 2013.

Windmill dishcloth

3 Preemie Baby Beanies by Karen Everitt, knit in Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Baby Ull left-overs.

Preemie hat
Preemie hat

And I apparently misplaced the photo of the pink one, sorry.

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The stash-down quest continues even when on vacation! If you missed the first post in this quest series, you can read about how it all started in the January post. 

My current rules and goals are:

  • Knit up as much as possible from Deep Stash (2010 or earlier)
  • Knit up the 3 sweaters worth of yarn bought in the fall, 2012 (2 of 3 finished)
  • Buy no wool yarn from Sandnes Garn or Per Tyrving (I hate working with it!)
  • 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
  • It is OK to buy yarn for specific projects for the kids, especially daycare sweaters, but the project must be started within 2 months of purchase
  • Yardage from my pre-2012 sweater UFOs do not count (mostly knit, need finishing), but the two scarves do count
  • 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 August?

OUT:

  • I made two crochet totes out of 343 yards of DK cotton (partially deep stash).
  • I knit two adult pairs of socks and a toddler pair using up the left-overs. This removed  728 yards of fingering sock yarn from deep stash.
  • I knit 6 hexiflats  out of 54 yards of fingering weight left-overs.

IN:

  • One 50g / 125y ball of Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Lerke because I ran out of left-overs crocheting the last tote. I used half of the ball to complete the project.

STATUS:

At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 11.5 balls of sock yarn and 735 yards of any yarn. 125 yards in.

I used 1359 yards of yarn for projects. All projects were made (partially) out of deep stash yarns. This brings my August numbers up to 2 balls of sock yarn and 147  yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance is now up to 13.5 balls of sock yarn and 882  yards of any yarn.

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It is time for the end-of-month housekeeping again. I’ve completed 6 projects – three pairs of socks, two totes, and some hexiflats:

Two pairs of Knitmore Girls Vanilla Sock by Jasmin Canty, knit in Zwerger Garn Opal Harry Potter and in Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Cotton Maya. Started July 28, 2013; completed August 24, 2013.

Ron Weasley socks
Cotton socks

b16-26 Socks in ”Fabel” by DROPS design, knit in the Meilenweit left-overs. Started  August 25, 2013; completed August 27, 2013.

Cotton socks

Two more Golightly Tote by Lion Brand Yarn crochet in various cotton left-overs. Started August 3, 2013; completed August 11, 2013.

Golightly Tote
Golightly Tote

6 hexiflats for the beekeeper’s quilt by tiny owl knits, knit in various sock yarn left-overs.

Hexiflats

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