Cozy Craft Club: Episode 19

September is coming to a close, and we’re back, kittens! Kate and I haven’t been doing much knitting as of late, but you can see our blanket projects and talk books with us. I also share some small doodle art I’ve been making as well as my 2023 Hobonichi that I’ve been setting up.

Stash Track 2022: T2

2022 Stash Tracking

T1:
Fiber in: 0.0 oz
Fiber out: 19.7 oz
Ratio out/in: Impossible 🙂
Total fiber stash change: -19.7 oz

Yarn in: 17,763 yds
Yarn out: 23,152 yds
Ratio out/in: 1.3
Total yarn stash change: -5,399 yds

T2:
Fiber in: 0.0 oz
Fiber out: 0.0 oz
Ratio out/in: n/a
Total fiber stash change:  0 oz

Yarn in: 2,466 yds
Yarn out: 691 yds
Ratio out/in: .28
Total yarn stash change: +1,775 yds

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It’s that time again— 2022 stash tracking, Kittens. 2/3 of 2022 is already in the past.

It was a little difficult to get an accurate yarn in number this trimester: with my move coming up, most of my purchases were detoured to my mother’s house, and then I was lazy and didn’t record them when I picked them up. I’ve done my best to figure out what I purchased and would have arrived during that time. I had a little stash go back out, but not nearly as much. I really lost my desire to finish projects or make much during that time. In high stress situations, I tend to shut down rather than keep my hands moving. I’ll choose a more quiet pursuit like reading to making. It happens.

In other crafting pursuits, I made and finished a simple embroidery that was a gift one or two birthdays ago to me from a dear friend. It felt so good to finish it so I can finally hang it up and not feel guilty for leaving it sitting in a drawer.

Overall, I’m pretty okay with how the trimester went. It wasn’t as disastrous as I imagined it would be—once I made myself go digging for purchases to try and figure out what all I did buy what felt like a year ago.

How about you? If you’re tracking, how is your year shaping up so far? Did some beautiful things enter your stash? Did you use up something precious that makes you happy to wear and look at? Or maybe you’ve spent your time doing something else the past few months?

Take care and stay healthy, kittens.

XO,
Amanda

August 2022: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2022:

 January: 2,128
February: 742
March: 1,578
April: 25
May: 0
June: –
July: 821
August: 1,410
September:
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November:
December:
2022 Totals: 6,704 yds or 3.81 miles

Well, kittens. Here it is: September. The theoretical start of the fall here in the US.

I managed to spend some time crafting this month, working on garter strips with older handspun yarns to make a stripey blanket down the road. It’s been remarkably engaging and soothing. I’ve really enjoyed using up so many single bump skeins of yarn and partials from older projects.

This year, I’ve decided to stick with the same knitting goal I’ve had since this decade started: knit something every month. That’s it. Yup, sure did.

What about you, kitten?  Hot? Ready for autumn and cooler weather—or spring if you’re in the southern hemisphere? Did you work on anything you’re excited about? Maybe you read something you’d like to recommend?

Take care of yourselves and each other.

XO,
Amanda

May, June, July 2022: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2022:

 January: 2,128
February: 742
March: 1,578
April: 25
May: 0
June: –
July: 821
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:
2022 Totals: 5,294 yds or 3.01 miles

…I did not expect to take 3 months before updating my blog again. Overseas moves are wild, I tell ya.

I spent most of my time not crafting. No desire or time in May. Did a little in June but had no access to a scale to weigh. Finally did some work in July and was able to mostly track—but I am estimating on my current project because it’s old handspun that I have no access to the information in regards to it. The best I can do, you know? Hopefully I will continue to knit into the autumn even though cooler weather will not grace us with its presence for at least another 4 months.

This year, I’ve decided to stick with the same knitting goal I’ve had since this decade started: knit something every month. That’s it. No, yes, and yes on that one.

What about you, kitten?  Hot? Ready for autumn and cooler weather—or spring if you’re in the southern hemisphere? Did you work on anything you’re excited about? Maybe you read something you’d like to recommend?

Take care of yourselves and each other.

XO,
Amanda

April 2022: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2022:

 January: 2,128
February: 742
March: 1,578
April: 25
May:
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December:
2022 Totals: 4,473 yds or 2.54 miles

…I almost didn’t bother to count that yardage for this month.

I spent most of my month spinning some lovely sock yarn for my spouse, knit a little and had to rip it, then suddenly felt the need to pick up a hibernating cross stitch project. What can you do? I feel the need to follow where my crafting whims take me right now.

This year, I’ve decided to stick with the same knitting goal I’ve had since this decade started: knit something every month. That’s it. Technically a yes for April.

What about you, kitten? How has your April? Rainy and chilly? Hot? Did you work on anything you’re excited about? Maybe you read something you’d like to recommend.

Take care of yourselves and each other.

XO,
Amanda

Stash Track 2022: T1

2022 Stash Tracking

T1:
Fiber in: 0.0 oz
Fiber out: 19.7 oz
Ratio out/in: Impossible 🙂
Total fiber stash change: -19.7 oz

Yarn in: 17,763 yds
Yarn out: 23,152 yds
Ratio out/in: 1.3
Total yarn stash change: -5,399 yds

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Time to start the 2022 stash tracking, Kittens. Hard to believe we’re already 1/3 of the way through this year.

While still a very large amount of stash in, about 20% of my yarn stash in was handspun, so I can not feel too sour about that. I would have definitely been in the gains though, had I not done a huge stash cull to start the year off. It’s always so quick to accumulate and so slow to use up. I really enjoyed all of the spinning I did this trimester, even if it did eat into my knitting time and lowered my yarn usage.

How about you? Are you tracking in 2022, or does the process stress you out? Did some beautiful things enter your stash? Did you use up something precious that makes you happy to wear and look at? Or maybe you’ve spent your time doing something else the past few months?

Take care and stay healthy, kittens.

XO,
Amanda

Cozy Craft Club: Episode 14

I completely spaced about posting this one up, kittens! My apologies to those of you who view this only on the blog. It’s been quite a busy March here, and my poor brain is chucking out information left and right. Thank you for joining us today while we talk about our knitting and spinning projects and some books we’ve been reading.

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