Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Surmount the Stash September Update




Hmmm... Surmount the Stash ... about that .... Sometimes these challenges are helpful because they keep me accountable. So it's in that vein that I confess to all my sins over the past month :(

Monthly budget of $50 for all knitting related expenses: Last month I bought four skeins of Hand Maiden Sea Silk. FOUR. Enough said. Add to that a trip to the Purple Purl to the tune of $40 and an online order at Wandering Cat Yarns for three skeins of sock yarn. Apparently $50 a month is not realistic for me.

if it ever stops raining
I'll get a better photo!
Manage my WIPs: My Smitten Advent calendar has languished unfinished for months now. That's gotta stop. At the moment there's nothing else on the needles so I'm going to give that my undivided attention until it's done. And then I'd better knit a handful of Miranda hats to fulfill my obligations to the two charities I've pledged them to. Probably best I send them before hat weather arrives, right?

Plan projects to work through my inventory of yarns in my Stash: It's not that August wasn't productive. I started and finished a Clapotis for the Ravellenic Games, and then another for a co-worker's Mom. Speaking of which, if you buy yarn and knit it right away, does it even count as stash? I finished two pairs of socks as well as a pair of mittens - all from stash. I've worked through most of my little sock yarn leftovers and have plans for the rest. But before that, it's all about worsted for the next while...

And, congratulations to ALittleBitSheepish who won a copy of the Morning Glory Socks pattern!

5 comments:

Dee said...

Actually, it sounds like you did pretty good to me, but what do I know? I'm a wool addict. ;-)

Kepanie said...

Sometimes ya gotta splurge!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Stash totally doesn't count if it's used right away!

Love the colours in that Clapotis!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Thank you for the pattern. I was a lovely suprise when I opened my email in the middle of fighting with some university work (computer code = ugh!).

You have been doing a great job with making your socks from stash yarns

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

I have that same debate about whether it counts as stash if you use it right away. My theory is that if you use it in the same month, it zeroes out (1 ball in, 1 ball out)...