Friday, February 01, 2008
All right, I have finally reached a "Stash Management Plan"! I have been wringing my hands over this for a month, and I decided I was really overthinking things. Since I know I will feel too deprived if I don't get to buy the occasional skein, there had to be some allowance for new stash.
The plan? The yardage coming in can only equal 1/4 of the yardage going out (I started out at 1/2, but decided that was too much!).
So, going out in January? I finished two pair of socks, the Araucania Hourglass sweater and ten Preemie hats. There is 3,070 yards used. I have quietly been using the Ravely toss/sale option and I have destashed 3,105 yards (I actually sold them! Yay, Paypal balance!) So, I have a total of 6,175 total yardage used/destashed; 1/4 of that total is 1,544 yards for January!!! Confession time. I went to Coldwater last week and brought home two skeins of sock yarn. Some Smooshy and some more Araucania Ranco, so that's +826. This way I have 717 in the bank! So, I'll tally up at the end of each month, but it's a way of holding me accountable for what is coming in the door. So, I owe you yarny goodness photos!
On the Needles:
This is my first Thuja sock that I finished last night (not included in the January total!) This is some Yarntini sportweight. Talk about a fast pattern. I watched the Minnetonka/Edina HS hockey game last night (yes, I cheered for Edina - my buddy's hubby is Assistant Coach, I would've been traitor if I hadn't rooted for the Hornets.) Besides, the Headhunter Kid that hurt Puck was a Tonka Skipper; can I help it if I hold grudges?
This is my hubby's new Malabrigo hat in the EP colors. It will go on the needles next. I'm going to upsize the Teen Dream hat for him.
I've also been knitting away on my Cozy V-neck, another pair of socks in the Terradance pattern (another Ocean Winds pattern), some Saturday socks and the Shawl Collar Sweater are next in the queue. I promise pictures and links in upcoming posts!
Now I have to go out in the cold and throw the Kong frisbee for the puppies.
ps. You've been awarded the "You Make My Day" award by moi.
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