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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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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 🙂

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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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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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