Daily Archives: October 1, 2015

September 2015: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2015:
January: 968yds
February: 159yds
March: 449yds
April: 1,039 yds
May: 350yds
June: 189yds
July: 174yds
August: 784yds
September: 1,016yds
2015 Totals: 4,589yds or 2.61 miles

There has been a definite upswing in my knitting productivity this month, kittens! (And this doesn’t include a pattern repeat I knit on my Ulmus which is currently MIA.) It feels good to have a month with just over 1,000 yards knit again and so much to show for it. I finished a couple of small objects, as well as made progress on my Rhinebeck sweater. If I keep up this pace through the end of the year, I should easily be stash neutral or maybe even a tiny bit green! I am loving the cooler weather and the urge to knit it has brought with it. Happy knitting in October, you all!

2015 Stashdown: Q3


Finally, a quarter in the green for my Fiber Stashdown efforts! I’m trying to not be disappointed by having a net change equivalent to 2.75 standard braids of combed top, but it feels like so little for how much I spun the last three months. I *was* given some amazing fibery gifts by friends which heavily skewed this number, but Fiber In is Fiber In regardless of how it got there. There isn’t too much else to say about this portion of my Stashdown efforts, other than I am hoping to do equally as well or somewhat better in Q4. Spinzilla starts on Monday, and I’m hoping to get at least a pound of fiber out of stash. Though, that means my yarn stash will once again grow.

Speaking of which….

I fixed the snafu with Q2’s numbers as best I could. When I looked more closely into it, I realized I definitely forgot to log all of my MDSW-related purchases. *Cue the sad trombone* I logged them all in and fixed that information as best I could. It should be much more accurate now. I also tallied up the damage for Q3, and…it’s high. I knew to expect that since I did so much spinning, and I’m now logging handspun yarn into stash so I can count it back out, but it really smarts to realize how little I’ve been knitting to reduce that number on my own. My yardage out even includes destashing a sport-weight sweater quantity! All things considered, it really isn’t as bad as it feels. I’m hoping in Q4 to be able to keep pace with my handspun stashing or even beat it as I knit furiously on gifts I’ve put off. My Rhinebeck sweater will help boost my number as well. To break Stash Even at the end of this year, I need to knit or destash over 2,900yds out in excess to what comes in to stash. That feels really daunting.

Wish me luck, kittens! If you’ve been tracking yarn or fiber stash this year, how are your efforts going? How do you feel about them?

Episode 132: Going Rogue

Episode 132: Going Rogue

Thank you for joining me today, kittens! Fall is finally here in the North Country, and that means lots of knitting! I’m really excited that October starts tomorrow; it’s my favorite month of the year. So many good things happen during it! I have a finished object to share, two additional works-in-progress, and I talk about getting ready for Spinzilla next week and what I hope to accomplish. There’s a good chance I will not be recording due to spinning my fingers off; wish me luck! Full show notes can be found on the blog at SewKnitpicky.net, and please consider joining us in the Ravelry group!

Show Note: Episode 132

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Show Notes: “Going Rogue”

Sweet Tooth hat. I improvised this pattern and plan to write out a tutorial for how to make your own. It’s really quite simple!

O3 of O8 had some love this week. These are being knit in Ladybug Fiber Co. yarn.
♥ My Atelier cardigan has made good progress! I think I have have this done in time for Rhinebeck if I avoid all other distractions. I’m already over 2 skeins into the project and finished with the sleeves.

Spinning A Yarn:
♥ I’m working on my MoonRover Monster Spin slowly but surely. I plan to finish it up during Spinzilla next week. I’m going Rogue; are you playing along?

Fiber Piggery:
Mellifera yarn

♥ There’s a really good chance I will not record next week due to Spinzilla; I will talk to you in two weeks. I hope you all have an amazing start to your October!