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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

November 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:  yds
2021 Totals: 12,847 yds or 7.30 miles

Kittens! Fall is nearly over and winter is fast approaching. The season of knitting fast to stay warm is here.

While November was still quite cross stitch heavy, I did manage to work up quite a bit of fibery yardage this month. Admittedly, I’m missing a bit from some toe caps I knit the final day but didn’t weigh the yarn cake before starting so I will have to claim it in December, and the majority of the yardage I get to claim is because I have a secret project on the needles which is partially crochet. Bonus for eating up extra yarn and working up so fast!

My only knitting goal for 2021 is to knit something every month: Sure did! I’m really happy to see how well things are going with no hard crafting goals was set for the year. I’ve enjoyed the lack of structure. It’s definitely hand knit and light woolies weather now. My hand knit socks are already in rotation to keep my feet toasty. I see no reason that December will not be another month full of crafts and reflection.

What about you, kitten? Are you making anything right now? Have you had the focus and desire to Make anything? Maybe you’re reading something interesting? The end of the year is nigh: are you getting your 2022 plans in order if you’re someone who likes to do that? Or are you a more unstructured sort? I’d love to hear what you’re up to!

Take care of yourselves and each other.

XO,
Amanda

October 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:  yds
December:  yds
2021 Totals: 11,391 yds or 6.47 miles

So. It’s been a while again, kittens.

Apparently knitting, yarny crafts were not meant to happen in September, so there was nothing to blog when October came a callin’. I have since cast on some projects and worked on them.

September was all cross-stitch the entire month. Which is great in it’s own way. I love going with my crafting whims and getting immersed in what makes me happiest at the time.

My only knitting goal for 2021 is to knit something every month: uh, September was a nope, but October was a big Yes! I’ve been rather pleased to see how much yardage has been knit when no real goal was set for the year. It’s finally cooled down enough here to make lighter wool wearing bearable, which always makes me want to knit more, so I expect to work on at least a large project and a couple smaller ones between now and New Year.

What about you, kitten? Are you making anything right now? Have you been safe from The Weather where you are? Have you had the focus and desire to Make anything? Maybe you’re reading something interesting? It’s the end of the year—are you getting your 2022 planner picked out and set up? I’d love to hear what you’re up to!

Take care of yourselves and each other.

XO,
Amanda

Stash Track 2021: T2

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:
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Well. Those numbers just speak for themselves, don’t they?

I have given up pretending that I’m not going to self-soothe, including buying craft supplies. So let’s just try to get through the rest of 2021 feeling something positive sometimes. I have no idea how 2021 will wrap, but it will surely be with a lot of lovely things to snuggle.

How has the middle of 2021 been treating you? Are you getting some crafting done? Staying healthy? Getting your shots, keeping your masks on, hands clean, and social distancing?

Take care and stay healthy, kittens.

XO,
Amanda