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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 ūüėȬ†

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¬†‚Äď 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 ūüôā

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The stash-down quest continues Рit 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 Рit 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 РI 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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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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The stash-down quest continues and this month has been all out!. 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 July?

OUT:

  • I made a crochet tote out of 343 yards of fingering cotton yarn (deep stash).
  • I made a lace top out of 768 yards of DK cotton (deep stash).
  • I knit a lace shawl out of 1313 yards of lace weight (bought for this specific project in May this year).
  • I knit 12 hexiflats and a preemie hat out of 148¬†yards of fingering weight left-overs.

IN:

  • Nothing!!!

STATUS:

At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 11.5 balls of sock yarn and 221 yards of any yarn. No yarn in!

I used 2527 yards of yarn for projects. All projects except the shawl were made out of deep stash yarns. This brings my July numbers up to 0 balls of sock yarn and 514  yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance is now up to 11.5 balls of sock yarn and 735 yards of any yarn.

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The stash-down quest continues and the numbers are back in black. 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 June?

OUT:

  • I made one pair of adult socks out of 344¬†yards¬†of fingering yarn (deep stash).
  • I knit three pairs of toddler socks out of 334¬†yards of fingering weight left-overs.
  • I knit 15 pairs of baby socks out of 886¬†yards of¬†light fingering (10/15 out of deep stash).

IN:

  • I bought¬†one 100g skein of sock yarn from GnomeAcres.
  • I received one 100g skein of Socks that Rock fingering weight yarn as a prize in Sock Madness 7. Remember, prize yarns do not count ūüôā

Toadstool Meadows

Socks that Rock Silkie

STATUS:

At the beginning of the month, my unspent allowance was 11.5 balls of sock yarn and -23 yards of any yarn. The only yarn in was the single skein of sock yarn plus the prize.

I used one ball of fingering yarn for adult socks and  1220 yards of yarn for other projects. 11 of the 19 finished objects were knit out of deep stash yarns, and the rest were knit out of yarn that had been 6 months or less in the stash!  This brings my May numbers up to 0 balls of sock yarn and 244  yards of any yarn.

My accumulated unspent allowance is now up to 11.5 balls of sock yarn and 221 yards of any yarn.

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