November 2020: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2020:

 January: 1,287 yds
February: 628 yds
March: 231 yds
April: 923 yds
May: 677 yds
June: 1,756 yds
July: 487 yds
August: 216 yds
September: 105 yds
October: 998 yds
November: 1,163 yds
December:
2020 Totals: 8,471 yds or 4.81 miles

Well, well, well. November turned out to be a very decent month, knit-wise. I managed to finish a finicky cardigan knit in linen, started another Enchanted cardi in a colorway of yarn that wasn’t what I was expecting when I purchased it, and in the final 36 hours of the month, I cast on and completed the contrast toe-caps to my 2020 Advent Socks. Not bad at all for so little crafting mojo.

My only knitting goal for 2020 is to knit something every month: yup. Plenty of it. Check that box off.

What about you, kitten? Did you do much making this month? Is it getting lovely and cool where you are? Is your foliage putting on a show for you, or maybe you’re already having snow? Have you been knitting? Have you maybe tried out a new craft or indulged in a new hobby? I hope you all are well and keeping yourselves safe by wearing your masks, taking extra care when washing your hands, and keeping them off your face.

Take care of yourselves and each other.

XO,
Amanda

October 2020: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2020:

 January: 1,287 yds
February: 628 yds
March: 231 yds
April: 923 yds
May: 677 yds
June: 1,756 yds
July: 487 yds
August: 216 yds
September: 105 yds
October: 998 yds
November:
December:
 
2020 Totals: 7,308 yds or 4.15 miles

 

 

Okay. You know what, kittens? October turned into a decent knitting month after all of September’s snafus smoothed out. I have a pretty blanket of a cardigan to show for it, and a second attempt at the Shibui Reed started that should work out better than last time. Surely. Here’s to hoping I keep moving forward in November; I really need the momentum to work through all of the yarn coming in.

My only knitting goal for 2020 is to knit something every month: yes, absolutely met that goal this month, even with taking a lot of days off or barely working on some of them.

What about you, kitten? Did you do much making this October? Is it getting lovely and cool where you are? Is your foliage putting on a show for you? Were your projects respectful and well-behaved? Have you maybe tried out a new craft or indulged in a new hobby? I hope you all are well and keeping yourselves safe by wearing your masks, taking extra care when washing your hands, and keeping them off your face.

Take care of yourselves and each other.

XO,
Amanda

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Hello, kittens! Oh, wow. It’s October and I finally have some things to share with you today. I have a knitting WIP, a monster of a finished spin, and a cute modular cross stitch to share with you. Thank you for joining me today!

Show Notes and other content can be found at KnitCute.com. If you would like to privately contact me, the podcast now has an email address, Knit.Cute.Podcast@gmail.com.

Mentioned in the recording:

Enchanted Cardi – https://www.expressionfiberarts.com/products/enchanted.html

Hello Yarn – http://shop.helloyarn.com

Geometric Triangles Temperature Cross Stitch – https://www.etsy.com/listing/767843168/geometric-triangles-temperature-counted?ref=shop_home_active_3

ūüéąSong: Daystar – Strawberry flavor love / https://youtu.be/FlmuxAOkCK8

September 2020: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2020:

 January: 1,287 yds
February: 628 yds
March: 231 yds
April: 923 yds
May: 677 yds
June: 1,756 yds
July: 487 yds
August: 216 yds
September: 105 yds
October:
November:
December:
 
2020 Totals: 6,310 yds or 3.59 miles

 

 

W O O F.

Another cursed knitting month. Hoping to find my stride again in October.

My only knitting goal for 2020 is to knit something every month…Eh, I did. For like 3 days.

What about you, kitten? Did you do much making this September? Were your projects respectful and well-behaved? Have you maybe tried out a new craft or indulged in a new hobby? I hope you all are well and keeping yourselves safe by wearing your masks, taking extra care when washing your hands, and keeping them off your face.

Stash Track 2020: Q3

2020 Stash Tracking

Q1:
Fiber in: 0.0 oz
Fiber out: 0.0 oz
Ratio out/in: 0
Total fiber stash change: 0

Yarn in: 10,216 yds
Yarn out: 1,725 yds
Ratio out/in: 0.17
Total yarn stash change: +8,491 yds

Q2:
Fiber in: 0.0 oz
Fiber out: 0.0 oz
Ratio out/in: 0
Total fiber stash change: 0

Yarn in: 6,562 yds
Yarn out: 3,356 yds
Ratio out/in: 0.51
Total yarn stash change: +3,206 yds

Q3:
Fiber in: 0.0 oz
Fiber out: 8.3 oz
Ratio out/in: Impossible/0
Total fiber stash change: -8.3oz

Yarn in: 9,415 yds
Yarn out: 0 yds
Ratio out/in: Impossible/100%
Total yarn stash change: +9,415 yds

Q4:

2020 Totals:

Yarn in:
Yarn out:
Ratio out/in:
Total yarn stash change:

So.

Thanks to a certain Yarnathon and my desire to try and finish it this year…even more yarn came into the house this quarter. A lot of yarn. Pair that with laughably bad luck with every project I tried to work on and, well, you see how that turned out. At least I ended up with some fiber stash out in Q3. Here’s to hoping Q4 yields some finished projects and yarn stash used.

August 2020: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2020:

 January: 1,287 yds
February: 628 yds
March: 231 yds
April: 923 yds
May: 677 yds
June: 1,756 yds
July: 487 yds
August: 216 yds
September:
October:
November:
December:
 
2020 Totals: 6,205 yds or 3.53 miles

 

 

W O O F.

I have been less than enthusiastic about knitting this August. Mistakes have been made, kittens. So many mistakes‚ÄĒmostly ones of my own making, so do not feel too sorry for me. You knit recklessly, and sometimes your choices will come back to bite you in the butt. As a result, I forgot to fully document exactly how much I knit before frogging out a very long term project…and August’s tally is a bit lighter than it aught to be.

It’s hurting me. I’m not in a place that I want to talk about it. I played vulgar music at it as I tore it out and cursed it.

I beat that b*tch with a bat.

My only knitting goal for 2020 is to knit something every month…Eh, I did. Check the box off for August 2020, even if I did rip it all out in the final hour of the month.

What about you, kitten? Did you do much making this August? Were your projects respectful and well-behaved? Have you maybe tried out a new craft or indulged in a new hobby? I hope you all are well and keeping yourselves safe by wearing your masks, taking extra care when washing your hands, and keeping them off your face.

012: Caring for Others

Hello, kittens! It’s August and I have some things to share with you today. The first half of this recording has my knitting projects and spins from Tour de Fleece, but the second is a more heavy chat section, covering the Ravelry Problem and veering into a few other topics including COVID-19. Thank you for joining me today!

Show Notes and other content can be found at KnitCute.com.
If you would like to privately contact me, the podcast now has an email address, Knit.Cute.Podcast@gmail.com.

**Until Ravelry fixes their issues, no Ravelry pattern pages will be linked. If I can not find a non-Ravelry link, I will leave the name of the pattern here to aid you in your online search.**

“…a hint of summer” by Isabell Kraemer
Herrara” by Paula Pereira, found in the summer 2018 issue, number 25.

Mentioned:

Apparently I butchered every designers’ name that I mentioned today. Hoo boy. My apologies for that big mishap.
Louise Tilbrook
Rachy Newin
Abby Franquemont
KatieBea – if you have the extra $, gift this women a Ko-Fi

Eat.Sleep.Knit for Shibui Reed.

July 2020: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2020:

 January: 1,287 yds
February: 628 yds
March: 231 yds
April: 923 yds
May: 677 yds
June: 1,756 yds
July: 487 yds
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:
 
2020 Totals: 5,989 yds or 3.40 miles

 

 

I have been less than enthusiastic about knitting this July. There’s been a lot going on, including a huge accessibility issue with Ravelry that has left me unable to access the site until I want to be sick with migraine symptoms for days afterwards. So one can not really blame me if I’ve been a little sour about working on handknits at this time.

My only knitting goal for 2020 is to knit something every month…Eh, I did. Check the box off for July 2020.

What about you, kitten? Did you do much making this July? Have you maybe tried out a new craft or indulged in a new hobby? Did you spin during the Tour this year? Have you also been unable to use Ravelry because of vertigo, migraines, or seizures? I hope you all are well and keeping yourselves safe by wearing your masks, taking extra care when washing your hands, and keeping them off your face.

Stash Track 2020: Q2

2020 Stash Tracking

Q1:
Fiber in: 0.0 oz
Fiber out: 0.0 oz
Ratio out/in: 0
Total fiber stash change: 0

Yarn in: 10,216 yds
Yarn out: 1,725 yds
Ratio out/in: 0.17
Total yarn stash change: +8,491 yds

Q2:
Fiber in: 0.0 oz
Fiber out: 0.0 oz
Ratio out/in: 0
Total fiber stash change: 0

Yarn in: 6,562 yds
Yarn out: 3,356 yds
Ratio out/in: 0.51
Total yarn stash change: +3,206 yds

Q3:

Q4:

2020 Totals:

Yarn in:
Yarn out:
Ratio out/in:
Total yarn stash change:

So.

Thanks to a certain Yarnathon and my desire to try and finish it this year…even more yarn came into the house this quarter. Not as much as during Q1, but still enough that I was not able to knit more than I bought. I am not going to beat myself up over this, even though I know I will amass more than I can knit out for the time being. I still have a little under a year in-country and plenty of opportunity to keep working through it‚ÄĒespecially since my sweater knitting mojo has made a reappearance this year. As long as it gets used, I’m happy. I’m being a lot more intentional and thoughtful in my purchases than I have in the past, so I really have nothing to be upset about. Having new yarn to play with very shortly after it comes in has been a novel and refreshing experience. So. Still not heading in the correct direction to fulfill my plan to leave Korea with less yarn unknit than I arrived with, but I’m not going to let it get me down. It all fits in my cabinet with room to spare and is giving me so much happiness in this awful time. Now. Off to wind some yarn for the next project!

June 2020: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2020:

 January: 1,287 yds
February: 628 yds
March: 231 yds
April: 923 yds
May: 677 yds
June: 1,756 yds
July:
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:
 
2020 Totals: 5,502 yds or 3.13 miles

 

 

Whoo! That June number is almost exactly one mile’s worth of yarn knit. Not too bad for knitting two tops. I finished my Slovik Shirt and then cast on …a bit of Summer, a laceweight sweater knit at a loose, airy gauge. I’m feeling pretty pleased with that amount of knitting, and hopefully July will be equally satisfying with another laceweight top planned that will likely dominate most of my knitting time for the month.

My only knitting goal for 2020 is to knit something every month…Check! June definitely ticked off that box. June ended on a cool, rainy note, and I’m foolishly hoping that maybe July will be full of cool rainy days too. It’s been a very comfortable 72-74F in the house with a beautiful breeze. I’m sure summer’s punishing heat will be back all too soon, but I’m going to enjoy it for now.

What about you, kitten? Did you do much making this June? Have you maybe tried out a new craft or indulged in a new hobby? Are you spinning during the Tour this year? I hope you all are well and keeping yourselves safe by wearing your masks, taking extra care when washing your hands, and keeping them off your face.

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