Daily Archives: April 30, 2021

Stash Track 2021: T1

2021 Stash Tracking

T1:
Fiber in: 24.0 oz
Fiber out: 0.5 oz
Ratio out/in: 0.02 
Total fiber stash change: +23.5 oz

Yarn in: 3,134 yds
Yarn out: 10,407 yds
Ratio out/in: 3.32
Total yarn stash change: -7,273 yds

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I’m trying something a bit different with stash tracking in 2021. With how slow I was to work anything out of stash last year, I decided it was time to report in a little less often, so I will be making trimesterly updates rather than quarterly ones. It’s one fewer update a year, basically, but I think it will help keep things fresh for me and for you.

T1 2021 was kind of a wash. Yarnwise, it looks amazing, thanks to getting a nearly 4 year old WIP finished. Scrap yarn blankets are no joke, kittens. They eat yardage. I’m having a hard time not feeling like it’s cheating somehow, since only a small amount of that yarn came out of the stash that is with me, so nothing has really changed but a number. Fiberwise? Oof. I’m currently in a stashing cycle with fiber. As the Tour visits us in the summer, my desire to spin usually accompanies it, so some of that will get spun back out—though there’s another massive quantity of fiber on its way to me as you read this. 2021 is not going to be the year of fiber stash reduction. I’ve made peace with that.

T1 was full of lightweight, oversized boxy tops in various fibers, which I’m looking forward to wearing more in the late fall when things cool down here again. Or maybe the odd chilly day we have left this spring. Summer in South Korea is long and no joke.

How have the first months of 2021 been treating you? Are you getting some crafting done? Staying healthy? Getting your shots, keeping your masks on, hand clean, and social distancing?

Take care and stay healthy, kittens.

XO,
Amanda

April 2021: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2021:

 January: 751 yds
February: 1,384 yds
March: 1,748 yds
April:  1,878 yds
May:  yds
June:  yds
July:  yds
August:  yds
September:  yds
October:  yds
November:  yds
December:  yds
2021 Totals: 5,761 yds or 3.27miles

Yowza! It’s been another Month for getting knitting done at my place. I managed to finish the fingering weight sweater I cast on last month:

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I finished a long-term knitting WIP, almost 4 years to the day I started it:

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A lot of yardage knit, and a lot of yardage out. It feels good to finally have a partials/scrap blanket finished and ready to use.

My only knitting goal for 2021 is to knit something every month: Check check! I had another very productive month, knitting-wise. I cleared just over a mile’s worth of yarn this month alone. I know it won’t last, but I’m enjoying it while the desire is here.

What about you, kitten? Are you making anything right now? Maybe you’re reading something interesting? I’d love to hear what you’re up to.

Take care of yourselves and each other.

XO,
Amanda