WIPing July

Oh my goodness, y’all, I have been meaning to post all month and just now found a bit of time to compose an entry. It’s been seriously crazy here, with relatively little going on in terms of crafting. I do have a few things I’m working on, however….


On needles, I’m working on Abalone. Fabulous picture, I know, but I could not find the enthusiasm to lay it out nicely. After binding off the first shoulder, I realized the arm is too tight and I will need to tink back and add in 4-6 more rows on each side. This very likely will be an FO in the coming days, so please watch for a better picture of it when I get a chance to blog it.

Since my mother is here helping keep me sane–mostly–I’ve also pulled out my sewing machine and am working on a little mystery project in some cotton knit. Mystery project is a mystery… yes.

Clearly, I am tired and a bit stressed out. Sorry for the less-then-coherent babble today, kittens. I’ll be back to blogging in the next 4-6 weeks.

2010 Q2 Stashdown

And since I’m keeping track of this as well…


2010 Q1 Stashdown

Yardage in: 6,681
Yardage out: 9,766
Net stash change: -3,085
Ratio (yds out/in): 1.462

2010 Q2 Stashdown
Yardage in: 7,014
Yardage out: 7,498
Net stash change: -484
Ratio (yds out/in): 1.069
2010 Totals so far:

Yardage in: 13,695
Yardage out: 17,264
Net Stash Change: -3,965
Ratio (yds out/in): 1.261

Overall, it’s still a reduction, but not a very impressive one. This quarter, my stash was reduced by what amounted to a skein of sock yarn plus a few yards. I definitely could have done better–and WAS–but some last minute stress binges did me in.

My goal for Q3 is no yarn in other then my one club. That should be easy enough and I have plenty to work on. I have 3 WIPs I want to get off of needles and some new projects to start. Hopefully, Q3 will be productive.

June Wrap-Up


Yardage Totals 2010

January: 1884 yds
February: 2850 yds
March: 2893 yds
April: 777 yds
May: 856 yds
June: 643 yds

Year to date: 9903 yds or 5.63 miles
Yikes, I officially dipped to under a mile knit a month. This was not a good month for knitting with the move happening and all. I did manage to finish up one of my UFOs, but not much else. (And for those who are wondering, the move is not going smoothly, at all. But that’s not really craft related. UGH.)