26 Dec 2011

Stash Down 2012

I have imposed a new “yarn/fibre diet” until this stash gets under control! The stash down is for knitting and crochet but I will be posting here my spinning as well!! My diet is just that, a diet… which means PORTION CONTROL not stopping completely!
So let’s get started shall we?
  1. Knit from current stash from before January 1, 2012
  2. Keep record of stash accurately each month
  3. Can be knit, crocheted, spun, tatted, woven act as long as it uses stash
  4. Spinning will add to existing stash numbers but will be noted how much it takes up so its a “floating amount aka WATER WEIGHT”
  5. Knit from Queue, favorites, books, magazines
  6. Organize binder of patterns
  7. Create a new binder for FINISHED projects so I can look back on what I have done
  8. MOST IMPORTANT: Have as much fun as possible
Let’s try some statistics shall we? Don’t run away I have already done all the numbers:
How many skeins have I put into Ravelry (Mini-skeins sometimes are small skeins of their original so they would be ie. 0.1 of a skein): 220.21 skeins
How many have I used: 92.98 skeins
Really? hmmm if you say I have then I guess I have…
Now for some brass tacks:
Total Yards/Meters Stashed: 47,822.1 yds/43,728.4 m
Remaining Skeins: 127.23 skeins plus mini skeins
Remaining Yards/Meters: 40,400.8 yds/36,942.1 m
What’s that in Miles/Kilometres: 22.96 mi/36.94 km
How much I have actually used in Yards/Meters: 7,421.3 yds/6,786.3 m
How much of that is Hand-Spun? 2111.6 yds/1930.7 m
In percentages that means I have knit/crocheted: 15.5% of my stashed yarn
So what shall I do with this information?
Well since in the last year and a half I have only knit/crocheted 4.2 mi/6.8 km I doubt it would be a reasonable goal to knit my ENTIRE stash I hope to get my percentages up to 50% of stashed yarn. I have no idea what will enter into my stash this next year but trust me it is going to be selective and probably mostly fibre. Since my loom has come about it will be a great way to use up yarn that proves too “unique” to knit/crochet up. I understand now why crocheting lead to knitting lead to spinning lead to dyeing lead to weaving.
Knit/Crochet WIPs:
TC Entrelac Hand-Spun Afghan out of my hand-spun
Scarf for LBF -- Bulky
Hitchhiker** using Wollmeise -- Petit Poison Nr. 5
Citron using Malabrigo -- Cadmium 7
Citron using Malabrigo -- Loro Barranquero 176
Critron using Wollmeise Lace Garn -- Feldmaus (not a misspelling that’s the crocheted version)
Tunisian Sampler Afghan out of left overs from some special projects (and some of that “unique” yarn you get in Let’s Knit Magazine)
Tunisian Mitered Throw (Yeah, I know I know) using the mini-skeins
Ostrich Feather Fandango using Schoppel-Wolle Lace -- Fuchsienbeet 1536
Knit/Crochet DONE:
Simplicity Socks
Manos Diamond Hat
SAL/KAL for The Knit Girllls -- Yvaine
Scarf for LBFs mom -- Owl Scarf
Weaving DONE:
Rainbow Bag
My added spinning stash down:
How is spinning going to work?
Finished yarn only! It must be plyed, it must be washed, it must be dry. And it must be on Ravelry (if there was no photo then it didn’t happen… right?)
Spinning WIP:
Spinning DONE:
KAL/SAL for Knit Girllls Ceaberry’s Haberdashery Hand-Spun 2-Ply Wool
Frank’s Colorway
Running Totals:
Knit/Crochet: 1,808.23 yds
Spinning: 460.01 yds 
Weaving: 710.60
Total Destash: 2,523.83 yds
Weeks Left: 52 weeks 
Per week to get to 50% of stash: 338yds

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Colorways Spun in 2012: A colorway = Every 2oz

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