Stashdown 2019: Q4 + Wrap-Up

So this is it: let’s see how I fared during my 2019 stash down efforts, yeah?

Fiber in-16.0oz
Fiber out- 4.9oz
Ratio out/in- .31
Total fiber stash change: +11.1oz

Yarn in-475yds
Yarn out-4,881yds
Ratio out/in: 10.28
Total yarn stash change: -4,406yds

Nothing but 0s all around in all categories. Exciting, right? 

Nothing but 0s all around in all categories. Exciting, right? 

Yarn in-674yds
Yarn out-981yds
Ratio out/in: 1.46
Total yarn stash change: -307yds

2019 Totals:
Fiber in-16.0oz
Fiber out- 4.9oz
Ratio out/in- .31
Total fiber stash change: +11.1oz

Yarn in-1,149yds
Yarn out-5,862yds
Ratio out/in: 5.10
Total yarn stash change: -4,713yds


Thanks to a lack of spinning mojo and moving during the Tour de Fleece this year, I ended up in the red for the fiber category. By a whole 11 ounces, or just shy of 3 braids of fiber. I am not going to lose sleep over that, as I think that’s pretty respectable given I haven’t spun since February or maybe March. (And I still have a spin just over halfway completed on my wheel that’s waiting for me to come back.) I did stash a little bit at the beginning of the year, but it was 2 club braids and 8 ounces of semi solid minis I purchased from a seller. That’s almost nothing in the grand scheme of things and would have been stupidly easy to overcome had this been a more normal year for me. I’m hoping to rediscover my desire to spin in the early months of 2020.

My yarn stashdown efforts are more impressive looking, though on an equally small scale as my fiber ones. Very little stash moved in or out this year—again, due to the chaos of moving to the other side of the globe. I ended up in the green here, with a net loss of 4,713 yards of yarn—the bulk of which was a donation to my MIL to knit preemie hats for her local hospital, so it’s not nearly as impressive as it looks—or about 11 standard sized skeins of sock yarn. Not too shabby. I had a little yarn purchasing Q4 for projects I am working on right away, and the rest of my yardage in was a skein of handspun. I think this is the least yarn or fiber I have ever purchased, and while I like it, it’s also rather odd to me and I keep assuming I must have forgotten to log something.

And there you have it, kittens. It was a mixed bag this year, and I’m hoping to be more focused in 2020 and get some big numbers out. I have 2 potential scrap blanket monsters to count out as I finish those up, and I have plans to knit many of the bagged projects I brought with me to Korea. I’m also hoping to finish at least a few spins; we’ll see how I feel during TdF and Spinzilla this year. I’m hoping to have a pretty productive year that neatens up my stash cabinet.

How about you? If you were tracking, how did your stash change this year?

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