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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 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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