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Stash Track 2022: T1

2022 Stash Tracking

T1:
Fiber in: 0.0 oz
Fiber out: 19.7 oz
Ratio out/in: Impossible 🙂
Total fiber stash change: -19.7 oz

Yarn in: 17,763 yds
Yarn out: 23,152 yds
Ratio out/in: 1.3
Total yarn stash change: -5,399 yds

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2022 Totals:
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Time to start the 2022 stash tracking, Kittens. Hard to believe we’re already 1/3 of the way through this year.

While still a very large amount of stash in, about 20% of my yarn stash in was handspun, so I can not feel too sour about that. I would have definitely been in the gains though, had I not done a huge stash cull to start the year off. It’s always so quick to accumulate and so slow to use up. I really enjoyed all of the spinning I did this trimester, even if it did eat into my knitting time and lowered my yarn usage.

How about you? Are you tracking in 2022, or does the process stress you out? Did some beautiful things enter your stash? Did you use up something precious that makes you happy to wear and look at? Or maybe you’ve spent your time doing something else the past few months?

Take care and stay healthy, kittens.

XO,
Amanda

Cozy Craft Club: Episode 14

I completely spaced about posting this one up, kittens! My apologies to those of you who view this only on the blog. It’s been quite a busy March here, and my poor brain is chucking out information left and right. Thank you for joining us today while we talk about our knitting and spinning projects and some books we’ve been reading.

March 2022: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2022:

 January: 2,128
February: 742
March: 1,578
April:
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September:
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November:
December:
2022 Totals: 4,448 yds or 2.53 miles

…and there went March.

I worked on only a few projects this month and only during the first half, but I did manage to get quite a lot of knitting done during that time. I’ve been focusing on a spin since then—my final “deadline” project before we move. Anything after this will be much more leisurely and get finished when it’s finished. I did keep moving ahead, and I’m very happy with what I got done. April is going to be hectic. I’m hoping for some knitting, but finishing this spin will take priority.

This year, I’ve decided to stick with the same knitting goal I’ve had since this decade started: knit something every month. That’s it. Objective accomplished for March.

What about you, kitten? How has your March? Was it in like a lion? A lamb? Did you work on anything you’re excited about? Maybe you read something you’d like to recommend.

Take care of yourselves and each other.

XO,
Amanda

February 2022: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2022:

 January: 2,128
February: 742
March:
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November:
December:
2022 Totals: 2,870 yds or 1.63 miles

Wow. February is already out the door, and here comes March.

I didn’t work on as many projects this month. I’ve had lower crafting mojo and had to spread my attention to some other areas. But I did keep moving ahead, and I’m happy with what I did get done. We’ll see what March brings, as we’re getting ready to move, which means more time doing tasks related to that.

This year, I’ve decided to stick with the same knitting goal I’ve had since this decade started: knit something every month. That’s it. Objective accomplished for February.

What about you, kitten? How has your February? Did you work on anything you’re excited about?

Take care of yourselves and each other.

XO,
Amanda

January 2022: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2022:

 January: 2,128
February:
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November:
December:
2022 Totals: 2,128 yds or 1.21 miles

It’s that time again, Kittens! The start of another yearly stash track.

In 2022, I’ve decided to stick with the same knitting goal I had in 2021: knit something every month. That’s it. And I definitely accomplished it.

What about you, kitten? How has your 2022 started? Do you have any crafting plans, or are you just existing and going with your whims?

Happy 2022, Kittens!

Take care of yourselves and each other.

XO,
Amanda

Stash Track 2021: T3 + Wrap Up

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

T2:
Fiber in: 68.0 oz
Fiber out: 0.0 oz
Ratio out/in: 0.0
Total fiber stash change: +68.0 oz 

Yarn in: 28,201 yds
Yarn out: 4,333 yds
Ratio out/in: 0.15
Total yarn stash change: +23,868 yds

T3:
Fiber in: 0.0 oz
Fiber out: 0.0 oz
Ratio out/in:  —
Total fiber stash change: 0.0

Yarn in: 28,457 yds
Yarn out: 6,236 yds
Ratio out/in: 0.22
Total yarn stash change: +22,221 yds

2021 Totals:
Fiber in: 92.0 oz
Fiber out: 0.5 oz
Ratio out/in: .005
Total fiber stash change: +91.5 oz

Yarn in: 59,792 yds
Yarn out: 20,976 yds
Ratio out/in: 0.35
Total yarn stash change: +38,816 yds

And that’s a wrap, Kittens. 2021’s stash tracking is complete.

While still a very large amount of stash in, 2021 was at least a bit better than 2020 in that regard. I’m finally in a place where I’m slowing down and not buying every single thing that catches my fancy to soothe myself, so that’s a start. I feel pretty confident that 2022 is going to be a year of culling stash I’m not going to use and working through some of what I have.

How about you? How did you fare in 2021 if you track these things? Did some beautiful things enter your stash? Perhaps they’ve already been worked up into a loved project. Do you have any plans for 2022? Or are you playing it by ear?

Take care and stay healthy, kittens.

XO,
Amanda

December 2021: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2021:

 January: 751 yds
February: 1,384 yds
March: 1,748 yds
April:  1,878 yds
May:  1,024 yds
June: —–
July:  2,386 yds
August: 1,032 yds
September: —–
October:  1,188 yds
November:  1,456 yds
December: 2,098 yds
2021 Totals: 14,945 yds or 8.49 miles

That’s a wrap, Kittens! In a few hours, 2021 will be gone forever, and 2022 is looming on the horizon.

It was a good year for yarny crafting, and December ushered it out with a bang. I worked on many small projects this month, plus nearly finished a long term scrap blanket, where just under half this month’s yardage came from.

My only knitting goal for 2021 was to knit something every month: I managed this in December and ten out of twelve months this year. And that’s okay. I made so many lovely things this year, and I’m excited to see what 2022 has in store for me. (Maybe I’ll blog about this in the near future, as I’d love more content for this page that isn’t only tallies and podcast episodes. Let’s bring back blogging in 2022. Sounds good, yeah?)

What about you, kitten? How did your 2021 end? Do you have plans for 2022? Maybe something in particular you’re focusing on?

Happy 2022, Kittens.

Take care of yourselves and each other.

XO,
Amanda