Daily Archives: June 30, 2011

June 2011 Wrap-up

Another month, another yardage tally.

Yardage Totals 2011

January: 1071 yds
February: 762yds
March: 1189yds
April: 1083yds
May: 849yds
June: 487yds

Year to date: 5,441 yds or 3.09 miles

As you can see, kittens, productivity was way down this month. On the evening of my last real blog post (16 June), I fell ill with a nasty GI virus that has been making its rounds on the base here. Until last evening, I was still sick with it. 14 days of horrible, persistent sick. This means that I effectively lost half of my work days this month and accomplished very little in the time. That considered, I think I did OK. I’m finally on the mend for real and am hoping to play some catch up with my crafts in July.

2011 Stash Down: Q2

Bet you thought I dropped off the planet, didn’t you, kittens? I live, but that’s for another post. Today is about the end of Q2 Stash Down.

2011 Stashdown Q1:
Yardage In: 15,254
Yardage Out: 1,737
Net Stash Change: +13,517
Ratio (yds out/in): .114

2011 Stashdown Q2:

Yardage In: 880
Yardage Out: 4,286
Net Stash Change: -3,406
Ratio (yds out/in): 4.87
2011 totals so far:
Yardage In: 16,134
Yardage Out: 6,023
Net Stash Change: +10,111
Ratio (yds out/in): .373

I had a much better quarter and am very pleased with the result. I didn’t finish any large projects–just toys again. Most of my yardage out came from detachment from my stash and allowing myself to sell some that I’m honestly not going to use anytime soon. It’s quite freeing to not feel so emotionally beholden to all of it. This has been an on-going process in my life: learning to let go of things and not buy more than I need or can use.

I am hoping to have at least a sweater project out for Q3 and maybe a couple other things. If I can keep up this momentum in Q3 and Q4, I’m hoping to end up, at the very least, stash neutral. To me, that’s a pretty big deal.
To any of you out there also stashing down, how is it going?