Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Stashdown2012 #7

Really, my July crafting progress was most unsatisfactory! I gave up on the socks. I did not even start my planned tea cosy, because it turned out I didn't have the right weight of yarn, and I felt unwilling to buy more yarn in the face of the stashdown. As a result of these decisions, I have failed my Divination OWL this term. But never mind, it's just a game!

Most of my July Stashdown effort was caused by discarding yarn. After frogging the socks, I gave 400 yards of fortissima sock yarn away to the church knitting group. I have learned a lesson here, and that is not to let house cup requirements bounce me into hasty yarn purchase. Also, I sent 240 yards of long-term stash Rowan summer tweed out of the house in a swap parcel. So that's 640 yards gone.

In terms of actual knitting or crochet, I used up
  • About 20 yards crocheting peas in a pod
  • 50 yards in a stashdown dishcloth
  • another 300 yards on my blues summer top, which is now finished:

So the total reduction for the month is 640 given away plus 370 worked up = 1010 yards.

I didn't buy any more yarn in July, but I received 325 yards of Alchemy Haiku in a swap parcel.  So the end of month net position is 685 yards down.

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