As I create my spreadsheet for 2012, I started looking at my knitting history from 2011. And the yarn tells an interesting tale. Even with the binges of yarn I added less yarn to the stash than ever before and knit more items then yarn came in. Likely a good way to round out a year before I learned to spin and could start having a fiber stash.
In numbers – I knit 8991 yards, of stashed yarn Bringing down my total yardage to 38K. Yarn purchased for projects and knit on the spot did not make it into the spreadsheet but may be a fun thing to track this year. I knocked out 25 skeins from the stash, so I’m to about 150 skeins of varying size, and yardage. I have a couple big projects planned so that may thin the yarn out some more.
I actually only walked out of Vogue Knitting Live with 6 skeins and added the 5 skeins of tweed my friend traded with me yardage wise I haven’t increased my stash by nearly as much as expected. A friend and I have plots to have a KAL to make Alleghney out of our piles of eco wool.
Updating my spreadsheet also left me with the realization I have seven projects on the needles right now (I’m counting the Marvel scarf). So I should be getting busy and see if anything will be finished any time soon. It also means I will need to get rid of my mostly broken dresser as it is taking up precious real estate and get something that if nothing else can hold all the hand knits. Part of me wants to get a trunk. A huge old steamer trunk. We’ll see how that goes.