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The stash-down quest has been on hiatus in terms of accountability reporting. However, my fall 2014 crafting was heavily influenced by the quest goals.

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 the end of 2014?

OUT:

  • I knit 1 pair of socks and 1 shawl out of fingering weight yarn
  • I knit a pair of slippers out of 232 yards of fingering weight yarn
  • I knit an adult and a child sized sweater out of  2142 yards sport weight yarn. Using the majority of one of the two sweater quantities from the LYS sale, and 510y of this came from the heavy weight category
  • I knit a child sized sweater out of 1476 yards of deep stash baby wool
  • I knit a baby blanket out of 1352 yards deep stash baby wool
  • I knit a soaker out of 65 yards deep stash and the heavy weight category
  • I knit a newborn cardigan out of 180 yards deep stash and the heavy weight category
  • I knit multiple accessories using 830 yards
    • 334 yards from deep stash
    • 382 yards from the 2009 bin
    • 376 yards from the heavy weight category
  • I gifted 1 100g skein of sock yarn and 6 balls of Dale Falk, 1161 yards total.

IN:

  • NOTHING!!!

STATUS:

At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 14.5 balls of sock yarn and -5960 yards of any yarn.

I used 2 skeins of sock  yarn and 7438 yards of other yarn.  This brings my numbers up to 2 balls of sock yarn and 1488 yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance by the end of the year is 16.5 balls of sock yarn and -4472 yards of any yarn.

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DSC_0002 Nostebarn sweater Hadley Hat Djevellue in alpaca Amalie´s Ravellenic2014 cardigan
Socknitters Mini-Sock Brucie SM8-1 Diamond Shreddies SM8-2 Vanilla opal socks Rainbow Pipes and Linen Stitch Socks SM8-3
Leonie Shakertown Fences SM8-4 Vanilla socks Tonight SM8-5 Vanilla socks
Malabrigo newborn set Malabrigo newborn set Crochet towel / bath mat Retrofit cardigan Kidding Around vest
Wye TdS-1 Chill Thrill SM8-6 Arch-Nemesis TDS2014-5 Kam Chu TDS2014-2 Alexandrina SM8-8
DSC_0015 Partying it Up self-stripeis Laura beaded shawl Dazzle them from behind TDS2014-4 Damask shawl
Timmy Time jumper Windschief Windschief Hat and cowl Soaker
Setesdal cardigan Setesdal hat Djevellue Newborn Vertebrae Baby blanket for Julie
Schoodic Cardigan Slippers Julekuler by Arne & Carlos Julekuler by Arne & Carlos Afterthought stripes
Preemie hat Preemie hats Hexiflats

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Breaking the hiatus: here is the overdue housekeeping of last fall. I’ve completed a shawl, a blanket, four sweaters, four hats, two cowls, a pair of fingerless mitts, a pair of socks, a pair of slippers, two ornaments, a soaker, four preemie hats, and some hexiflats:

 

Damask by Kitman Figueroa, knit in Malabrigo Yarn Sock. Started November 09, 2013; completed August 4, 2014

Damask shawl

Timmy Time jumper by Kirstie McLeod, knit in Dale Garn Falk. Started November 20, 2013; completed August 7, 2014.

Timmy Time jumper

Windschief by Stephen West, knit in Rowan Lima (brown) and Rowan Creative Focus Worsted (teal). Started August 7, 2014; completed August 14, 2014.

Windschief
Windschief

Irish Mesh Cowl by Jo Strong and Mitt Envy by weezalana, knit in Chili Gredelin Marilyn. Started August, 2014; completed November, 2014.

Hat and cowl

Setesdal cardigan and hat (8101-4, 208-10 Setesdal Baby/Children’s Set by Dale Design), knit in Dale Garn Baby Ulll. Started January 01, 2014; completed September, 2014.

Setesdal cardigan

Julekuler by Arne & Carlos, knit in Dale Garn Baby Ull. Started and finished September, 2014.

Julekuler by Arne & Carlos
Julekuler by Arne & Carlos

AfterThought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman, knit in Sunset Stitches Sunset Super Sock (Mandrake). Started August 7, 2014; completed September 30, 2014.

Afterthought stripes

Curly Purly Soaker by Marnie Ann Joyce, knit in Askeladen Lanolingarn (2 ply). Started September 7, 2014; completed September 30, 2014.

Soaker

Djevellue by May B. Langhelle, knit in Dale Garn Baby Ull. Started November 15, 2014; completed November 16, 2014.

Djevellue

111-31 Knitted slippers by DROPS design, knit in Zwerger Garn Opal Sweet & Spicy. Started and completed November 16, 2014.

Slippers

Schoodic Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, knit in Dale Garn Falk. Started September 2014; completed November 28, 2014.

Schoodic Cardigan

Newborn Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker, knit in Dale Garn Dale Alpakka. Started December 6, 2014; completed December 20, 2014.

Newborn Vertebrae

Babysvøbet – Det hele kongerige! by Marianne Knorborg, knit in Dale Garn Baby Ull. Started September 21, 2014; completed December 27, 2014.

Baby blanket for Julie

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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.

DSC_0021

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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The time for the end-of-month housekeeping for June. I’ve completed five pairs of socks:

Chill Thrill SM8-6 by Anita Grahn, knit in Cascade Yarns Heritage Solids & Quatro Colors. Won the group semifinal with this pair! Started June 08, 2014; completed June 10, 2014.

Chill Thrill SM8-6

Alexandrina MS8-7 by Alison Sotheran, knit in Zwerger Garn Opal 4-ply and Katia Olé Socks Jeans. Started June 19, 2014; completed June 27, 2014.

Alexandrina SM8-8

Wye TDS2014-1 by Hypercycloid Designs, knit in Shibui Knits Sock. Started June 02, 2014; completed June 04, 2014.

Wye TdS-1

Kam Chu TDS2014-2 by Adrienne Fong, knit in Katia Olé Socks New Duetto. Started June 11, 2014; completed June 15, 2014.

Kam Chu TDS2014-2

Partying It UP and Getting DOWN socks by Megan Williams, knit in self-striping Sunset Stitches Sunset Super Sock. Started June 18, 2014; completed June 30, 2014.

Partying it Up self-stripeis

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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.

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