Show Notes: Episode 164

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Show Notes: “Mind the Barks”

FOs:
O5 of O8 socks in “Full Quiver” Falkland handspun.
MENTIONED IN THIS PROJECT: TheNomeKnitter on Etsy for stitch marker
Roland the Rolly-Polly by MochiMochi Land. This pattern is found in Huge and Huggable MochiMochi
MENTIONED IN THIS PROJECT: 6060 safety eyes for toys

WiPs:
❥ I’m finally pushing through the second sock of O4 of O8. This is the Honeycomb Cables by Louise Tilbrook (£3.00 on Ravelry). Love the yarn, pattern, and needles, but not together.

Needle Adjacent:
Byway by Olya Bagi from the newest issue of Twist Collective ($7.00, can be purchased at Twist Collective website or on Ravelry)
NOTE: I am using Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted in the Echo colorway and Dye Lot 3537–I am looking for 1-2 more skeins. If you have some, please contact me! Thank you!

♥ At this point I showed off the new Bin for the projects I plan to knit for the rest of 2016

Piggery:
❥ Opal Sweet and Spicy 2 and 3 yarns from Julia’s Yarnbasket– German seller/ excellent service!
❥ A couple of yarns I kept from my own shop that were dyed up for a mini-swap in the Suburban Stitcher group!

Episode 164: Mind the Barks

Episode 164: Mind the Barks

Sorry, kittens: today’s episode is a bit noisy being back down stairs with the dogs. Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today! Today’s episode has a couple of FOs, a lingering WIP, a new project I plan to cast on before we next talk, The Knitting Bin for September-December, and some fun goodies! Show notes can be found on the blog at SewKnitpicky.net, and please consider joining the Knot A Podcast Ravelry group!

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July 2016: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2016:
 January: 728yds
February: 1,062yds
March: 1,042yds
April: 706yds
May: 1,922yds
June: 411yds
July: 869yds
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:
2015 Totals: 6,740yds or 3.83 miles

 

It seems like I *just* wrote one of these posts–with late reporting on June’s yardage worked, it was just over two weeks ago that I composed one of these. Thankfully, I have better things to write about July, as I spent considerably more time knitting. We were in Wisconsin for much of the month, so Lamby was forced to take a back seat while crafting took the forefront. This is a good thing all-around as far as I’m concerned; I was able to get quite a bit of knitting done, even for a smaller amount of yardage to show for it. I’ve mostly let go of my disappointment in fingering weight’s yield in these tallies. I either need to knit much more, or I need to choose heavier weight yarns to work with. Neither will happen any time soon.

My goal is to average 734 yards of yarn knit every month in 2016 to reach an end-goal of 5 miles or 8,800 yards. As you all can see, we’re just over halfway through the year and I’m already at 77% of this goal! I’m a month away from reaching the productivity level I had in 2015, which had been my lowest year to date. So things are boding well, and I will blow 8,800 yards out of the water at this rate.

I’m unsure of what August has in store for crafting. Lamby needs to take top priority again, as well as organizing my home while the children are spending a couple more weeks with family out of state. I’m hoping to finish a current shawl WIP which is over 75% finished, as well as a soon-to-be-cast-on pair of handspun socks for myself–the final skein from the second Bin I’ve been knitting up. The weather is uncomfortably warm for all of the things I would like to get done, and I feel like I’m battling the urge to hibernate the last few weeks of hot and ick away.