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April 2020: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2020:

 January: 1,287 yds
February: 628 yds
March: 231 yds
April: 923 yds
May:
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December:
 
2020 Totals: 3,069 yds or 1.74 miles

 

 

It’s taken a couple of months, but I think we’ve finally settled into the sheltering in place/school from home schedule. And I worked on not one, but two sweaters as the result! So I’m rather pleased with the progress I made this month.

My only knitting goal for 2020 is to knit something every month—with just over a half mile’s worth of yarn knit in April, I can safely say I nailed it! Here’s to a not-too-hot May full of more wooly goodness! I need to finish my second Ursa sweater, and I have plans for a couple pairs of ButtShorts and a hat or two this month.

What about you? Did you do much making while sheltering in place this April?

009: Box of Sweaters

Hello, kittens! Thank you for joining me today! In this episode, I wanted to catch you all up on my knitting and other crafting projects since I last talked to you.

Show notes can be found on the blog at KnitCute.com, and please consider joining the Knit Cute Ravelry group!

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Winston Pullover by Jane Richmond
Cozy Classic Raglan by Jessie Maed Designs
Ursa by Jacqueline Cieslak

Mentioned: Helical Knitting IG tutorial by bitterpurl

Stash Track 2020: Q1

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:

Q3:

Q4:

2020 Totals:

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

So.

Thanks to a certain Yarnathon and my desire to try and finish this year…a lot of yarn came into the house this quarter. I’ve decided to not feel guilty about it, even though I know I will amass more than I can knit out for the time being. I still have a little over a year in-country and plenty of opportunity to keep working through it. As long as it gets used, I’m happy. And having new yarn to play with has been novel and nice. So. Not a great start to 2020’s stash taming efforts, but I’m not going to let it get me down. Now. To pick the next delicious project I will cast on.

March 2020: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2020:

 January: 1,287 yds
February: 628 yds
March: 231 yds
April:
May:
June:
July:
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October:
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December:
 
2020 Totals: 2,146 yds or 1.22 miles

 

 

It turns out March was not any better than February. My children were home the entire month and the needles I was knitting on made my sweater an unpleasant chore, so I barely managed to finish that before the end of the day on the 31st. But. It’s done, and I’m hoping that April will bring better projects and hopefully an end to quarantine soon. It will not happen before mid-month, but I might get my quiet sanctuary back before it is done. We’ll see though. People have not been acting as they ought to and now there’s been a flare up here. Stay safe and stay away from others if you’re able to. This virus is no joke.

My only knitting goal for 2020 is to knit something every month, so eh…I managed it. Here’s to an April full of crafts and renewed enthusiasm while spring gets going!

What about you? Did you do much making while quarantining in March?

February 2020: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2020:

 January: 1,287 yds
February: 628 yds
March:
April:
May:
June:
July:
August:
September:
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November:
December:
 
2020 Totals: 1,915 yds or 1.09 miles

 

 

February got off to a great start by finishing my Zel Pullover and starting on another super bulky knit that should have been quick, but my knitting enthusiasm sort of petered out after the 20th. We’re currently in South Korea and with the COVID19 precautions, let’s just say that I’m seeing a lot more of my kids than I would prefer right now and it’s making me retreat even harder into reading than I was before. I’m still knitting, just not daily at the moment.

But still.

My only knitting goal for 2020 is to knit something every month, so I think we can safely call that one accomplished. Here’s to a March full of wooly crafts while spring rears its head!

What about you? Did you do much making in this all over the place month of February?

January 2020: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2020:

 January: 1,287 yds
February:
March:
April:
May:
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July:
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September:
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December:
 
2020 Totals: 1,287 yds or 0.73 miles

 

 

It seems that after 9 pretty rough months, my knitting mojo is finally back at nearly full strength. A lot of crafting happened Chez Knit*Cute this last month. I finished a hat for my daughter, a super bulky sweater for myself, and just over half a DK weight sweater for me too. I’ve fallen hard on the ESK Yarnathon bandwagon this year—I’m a Fiber Fawn, what are you?—and am determined to not allow the yarn influx to bloat my already sizable stash. I have only so much room in that little craft cabinet, y’all.

This year my only knitting goal is to knit something every month, so I think we can safely call that one accomplished. Here’s to a February full of wooly crafts while the chilly weather lasts!

What about you? Did you do much making in January?

008: I’m Back.

Hi, everyone!

Thank you for spending some of your time with me today! This episode is nearly all chat: I tell you a bit about where I’ve been since we last spoke, wrap up 2019, and give some vague ideas of what I want to accomplish in 2020. Happy New Year!

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Margo Poncho by Elizabeth Smith Knits
The Cozy Knitter-2019 Advent sock skein
Kiddy Qualia Etsy for simple printed out planner inserts.

My GoodReads if you want to be friends there or watch my reviews to see what I’m reading.

R Lee Smith on Amazon, for those interested.

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