November 2016: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2016:
 January: 728yds
February: 1,062yds
March: 1,042yds
April: 706yds
May: 1,922yds
June: 411yds
July: 869yds
August: 924yds
September: 947yds
October: 1,427yds
November: 1,786yds
December:
2016 Totals: 11,824yds or 6.72 miles

 

Well. That was a much more productive month than I was expecting, kittens, but I did decide to focus on finishing a blanket this last month and that was quite a bit of yardage! I squeaked in a little sock knitting, and cast on a brand new project that I have been knitting like my life depends on it, so it’s not too hard to see how I managed to knit just over a mile’s worth of yarn in November. Sadly, November has left me with much to say but no desire to speak of any of it. Life is not normal right now and likely will not be for some time. So. I will hopefully be back soon with posts wrapping up 2016 and plans I have for 2017.

Take care!

 

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October 2016: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2016:
 January: 728yds
February: 1,062yds
March: 1,042yds
April: 706yds
May: 1,922yds
June: 411yds
July: 869yds
August: 924yds
September: 947yds
October: 1,427yds
November:
December:
2016 Totals: 10,038yds or 5.70 miles

 

It seems impossible that October is already done, kittens. I swear it only just started. But here we are: the evening of the final day of October…and time for me to write out this month’s yardage tally post. It doesn’t include *quite* everything I worked on. There’s a small amount of blanket yardage missing from that number and the yardage knit into a toe cap, but those amounts will roll into November’s number. (I’m not a stickler for those things as long as it’s accurate in the long term. A little yardage in the wrong month never hurt anyone. It’s for The Greater Good. Or something.)

All of this yardage was knit fairly monogamously. I finished a shawl, then concentrated on some slippers, and lastly focused on a long term WIP I want to get finished in the first week of November. It feels good to be getting things off the needles–and having the opportunity to cast on a couple shiny new projects. And I feel that’s the way November will go: I will finish up the blanket, cast on a new, squishy garter shawl in all of my Spinzilla handspun from this year, work on and finish my current pair of socks, cast on some Giftmas ones (my goodness, we all NEED Christmas this year, don’t we?!), and try to start working on a couple of gifts for my children this year. It seems like a lot, so I’m sure I will not get to it all. But you never know.

You may have noticed, but I easily exceeded my 2016 knitting yardage goal of 5 miles or 8,800 yards! I feel really confident setting the bar for 2017 a bit higher (maybe 10,000 yds for the year…dare I reach for 12,000yds?) since this system seems to have helped me focus on getting knitting done. I believe this is the most I have knit in at least 3 years. It’s nice to have so many hobbies, but they can make it difficult to get much done. It’s so much easier to stash than it is to knit. I’m hoping with another year’s focus on knitting and trying to keep buying at a minimum will get my stash more to the size that I would like and make it manageable…but that really is a topic for a future-but-not-so-far-off blog post.

How was your October? Was it full of crafty goodness, knitting or otherwise? Did you spin for Spinzilla? What are your plans for November, if you’re the type to plan ahead?028043052blanket

Show Notes: Episode 169

♥ Please come join us in the Ravelry group!
♥ The podcast is now on YouTube, if you prefer to watch there. Please remember to give my videos a thumbs up and do the same for other podcasts you enjoy!
♥ If you like speckle-y sock yarn, you might want to check out my Etsy shop:lambytoesshop.etsy.com.

Show Notes: “First Snow”

♥ Fall into Shawls is still on-going!
♥ Are you interested in a mini-swap? The Yarn Hoarder Podcast is hosting me as dyer for one. There are plenty of spaces if you’re interested!

FOs:
Saturn’s Rings by verybusymonkey
Cadeautje by Ysolda Teague

WiPs:
Moderne Log Cabin blanket by Mason Dixon Knitting
♥ O7 of O8 socks in Regia 4-ply and Trailing Clouds

Stitcher’s Corner:
Nasty Woman by WeeLittleStitches
♥ 3-d printed hoop from Stars and Sunshine on Etsy

Piggery:
Mason Dixon Knitting book
♥ Berroco Vintage to finish up blanket from Jimmy Bean’s Wool
♥ stitch markers and pin from SucreSucreMiniatures

Episode 169: First Snow

Episode 169: First Snow

Hi, kittens: today’s episode is a bit on the shorter side, with life’s being bananas and all lately. Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today! Today’s episode has a couple of FOs, some WIPs, a new project I plan to cast on before we next talk, some cross stitch, 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!

Blog: http://www.SewKnitpicky.net
Ravelry Group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knot-a-podcast
Shop: http://www.lambytoesshop.etsy.com

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Show Notes: Episode 168

♥ Please come join us in the Ravelry group!
♥ The podcast is now on YouTube, if you prefer to watch there. Please remember to give my videos a thumbs up and do the same for other podcasts you enjoy!
♥ If you like speckle-y sock yarn, you might want to check out my Etsy shop:lambytoesshop.etsy.com.

Show Notes: “A Monster of a Week”

Spinzilla:
♥ I wrote a more in-depth account of my Spinzilla 2016 over on the blog, if you want to go check out that post with the pictures.
♥ I plan to make a Sowerby shawl out of the Hello Yarn I spun up, and socks for my husband out of the Gnomespun/Hello Yarn combo spin. I will be knitting along on the shawl with Laura!
♥ The results for the event come out on Monday. Once I see how I did in comparison, I plan to make my goals for next year. I will likely be a Rogue Spinner again.😉

WiPs:
Saturn’s Rings by verybusymonkey – the project that I just keep sloggin’ along on to get it finished. Someday, I hope.😛
♥ I pulled out the long-languishing Moderne Log Cabin Blanket I’ve been working on for almost 3 years for my daughter. After recording, I finished the current block and realized it does need to be another strip wider and longer. BOO. Yarn has been ordered to try and finish it up this month. I need some big stash out numbers for Q4!

Stash Enhancement:
♥ September 2016 Hello Yarn fiber club shipment: this may be my final month since my stash is huge.

This should keep me busy for a while.

My Hello Yarn fiber stash on my king size bed: if those pacthwork kits were laid out, I would not be able to contain it all in a single layer on the bed.

♥ A birthday package from my sweet friend, Kate, arrived! It contained lovely things like Nomadic Yarns, Hedgehog Fibres, a fun and funky llama cloth, and Franklin Habit’s new coloring book!

Lamby Shop Talk:
♥ Rebel Girl is back in the shop!

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