Sunday, January 31, 2010

End of January Update

Coraline in Araucania Naturewool Sante Fe Shawl in Sundara Fingering Silky Merino
Not-so-warm version of Einstein coat in Noro Kureyon
Melody shawl #2 in Sundara Fingering Silky Merino

And you will notice these pictures show that I accomplished all of my January goals!

I bought very little yarn this month and sold a lot so I am down over 14,000 yards so far this year!
February goals:
- Loppem in Sundara Worsted (cast on today)
- Citron shawl in KnitPicks Shadow
- Knit 19 afghan squares in the Ravelympics

Monday, January 11, 2010


FOs so far this year:
Tree skirt (yeah, I know, who starts a tree skirt on 12/30?)

Crocheted bookmark for a knitting friend:
Ribbed pullover:

  • Finish 12 sweaters from stash
  • Finish 6 shawls from stash
  • Buy yarn with PayPal balance only
  • Decrease the size of my stash
  • Dye some yarn this year
  • Figure out the Christmas knitting a little earlier this year!

To facilitate all this, I have joined several groups on Ravelry: IntSweMoDo2010 (knit 12 sweaters in 2010), 10 shawls in 2010 (actually a subgroup knitting 5 from stash), and a stashbusting group in the Yarn Snobs.

I downloaded my rav stash to excel and totalled up my yardage - I have several years worth of stash at my current knitting rate. I'd like to reduce it by about half. That's gonna be a lot of work.

January goals:
- Finish Coraline
- Finish Einstein
- Finish Sante Fe shawl
- Finish Melody II