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?
Knit from current stash from before January 1, 2012
Keep record of stash accurately each month
Can be knit, crocheted, spun, tatted, woven act as long as it uses stash
Spinning will add to existing stash numbers but will be noted how much it takes up so its a “floating amount aka WATER WEIGHT”
Knit from Queue, favorites, books, magazines
Organize binder of patterns
Create a new binder for FINISHED projects so I can look back on what I have done
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.