Stash Track 2021: T2

2021 Stash Tracking

T1:
Fiber in: 24.0 oz
Fiber out: 0.5 oz
Ratio out/in: 0.02 
Total fiber stash change: +23.5 oz

Yarn in: 3,134 yds
Yarn out: 10,407 yds
Ratio out/in: 3.32
Total yarn stash change: -7,273 yds

T2:
Fiber in: 68.0 oz
Fiber out: 0.0 oz
Ratio out/in: 0.0
Total fiber stash change: +68.0 oz 

Yarn in: 28,201 yds
Yarn out: 4,333 yds
Ratio out/in: 0.15
Total yarn stash change: +23,868 yds

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Well. Those numbers just speak for themselves, don’t they?

I have given up pretending that I’m not going to self-soothe, including buying craft supplies. So let’s just try to get through the rest of 2021 feeling something positive sometimes. I have no idea how 2021 will wrap, but it will surely be with a lot of lovely things to snuggle.

How has the middle of 2021 been treating you? Are you getting some crafting done? Staying healthy? Getting your shots, keeping your masks on, hands clean, and social distancing?

Take care and stay healthy, kittens.

XO,
Amanda

August 2021: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2021:

 January: 751 yds
February: 1,384 yds
March: 1,748 yds
April:  1,878 yds
May:  1,024 yds
June: —–
July:  2,386 yds
August: 1,032 yds
September:  yds
October:  yds
November:  yds
December:  yds
2021 Totals: 10,203 yds or 5.80 miles

Wow.

I have no idea how it’s 8 days into September and I’m only just noticing that I did not close out August yet, but that’s what 18 months of Pandemic will do to a person. Time has no meaning.

So. Yeah. Some knitting did happen early in the month of August, but then it petered out and right now I’m all about cross stitch and nothing else.

BUT.

I finished one sweater:

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My yarn arrived and I finished this lovely thing! So happy about that.

And.

I finished a very large pair of handspun socks:

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A really satisfying month, when one thinks about it. I did have another cast on, but I realized it’s the wrong size and ripped it. I need to find my motivation to restart that project.

My only knitting goal for 2021 is to knit something every month: yup, sure did. It was still the hottest it’s been since moving here in 2019, so I wasn’t surprised when my desire to knit finally decided to take a trip and come back later.

What about you, kitten? Are you making anything right now? Have you been safe from The Weather where you are? Have you had the focus and desire to Make anything? Maybe you’re reading something interesting? I’d love to hear what you’re up to.

Take care of yourselves and each other.

XO,
Amanda

June + July 2021: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2021:

 January: 751 yds
February: 1,384 yds
March: 1,748 yds
April:  1,878 yds
May:  1,024 yds
June: —–
July:  2,386 yds
August:  yds
September:  yds
October:  yds
November:  yds
December:  yds
2021 Totals: 9,171 yds or 5.21 miles

Whoops. It was several days into July before I realized I had failed to document my yardage knit for the previous month, and I had been working like a fiend that entire time.

So.

This month, it’s a two month tally.

We all have pandemic brain. That’s the story I’m sticking to. It was strange to realize I had forgotten to do something I’ve been in the habit of for over a decade. But I suppose there’s a first time for everything.

June and July were very productive knitting months, even with Tour de Fleece during that time.

I finished one sweater:

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And would have finished a second….had I not run out of yarn:

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Cue that sad trombone. I was actually much farther along than this, but this is the last WIP photo I took of it. All I have left to do is 4 sets of shoulder short rows on the back, then seaming the fronts and back together, and then 2 short ribbed “sleeves.” So. Stinkin’. Close.

While I wait on the yarn to finish this sweater—as luck would have it, it’s a discontinued color to boot—I cast on a pair of socks for my husband in the last handspun I made for him back in January 2019. I haven’t made much progress on those yet, so I will save them for August’s wrap-up.

My only knitting goal for 2021 is to knit something every month: I abso-freakin’-lutely knit in both June and July. I had two very productive months which felt amazing. It’s the hottest it’s been since moving here in 2019, but we’re managing to keep the apartment just cool enough that handling wool isn’t off-putting. I’ve really enjoyed knitting sweaters and spinning up new yarn despite it. I’ve switched over to audiobooks to help keep me moving along on both.

And I have plans for my next couple cast ons. We’ll see how it all goes.

What about you, kitten? Are you making anything right now? Did you spin for the Tour? Maybe you’re reading something interesting? I’d love to hear what you’re up to.

Take care of yourselves and each other.

XO,
Amanda

May 2021: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2021:

 January: 751 yds
February: 1,384 yds
March: 1,748 yds
April:  1,878 yds
May:  1,024 yds
June:  yds
July:  yds
August:  yds
September:  yds
October:  yds
November:  yds
December:  yds
2021 Totals: 6,785 yds or 3.86miles

May has proven to be another productive crafting month, though my urge to read and the increasing number of days where the weather is uncomfortable and sticky signal the season for knitting is almost over. Without central AC here, I’ve found that my crafting follows the calendar in an effort to not be more grumpy about things I’m unable to control. Thankfully, it’s been very chilly and rainy here all month, so I was able to keep going longer than I expected. This month, I knocked out another fingering weight sweater, started a sport weight cardigan, and I knit two pairs of socks. Not bad.

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Rift by Jacqueline Cieslak

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My toe-up sock recipe

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My only knitting goal for 2021 is to knit something every month: Another check mark for May. I had another pretty productive month, which feels good. It’s been a very long time since I knit socks apart from my advent pair. I know with summer’s heat all-too-near, I will be switching my crafting over to something else for a couple of months—spinning with the Tour and likely cross stitch—before I return to my needles. I’ll have to take advantage while the urge to knit is still here.

What about you, kitten? Are you making anything right now? Maybe you’re reading something interesting? I’d love to hear what you’re up to.

Take care of yourselves and each other.

XO,
Amanda

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