July 2013: Wrap-up

Yardage Totals 2013:
January: 869yds
February: 1,038yds
March:  1,100yds
April:  1,251yds
May: 1,112yds
June: 452yds
July: 453yds

Year To Date: 6,275yds or 3.57 miles

It was another slow knitting month, kittens, but I did  get a lot of spinning and other crafty things accomplished during that time!  And while the yardage was not impressive, I managed to finish two projects in that time.  So all-in-all, I’d call July a successful crafting month!

Just one more month of the summer heat and we’ll be heading back into the crisp days of autumn.  Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?

Knot A Podcast: Episode 34

“Alligators, Socks, and an FO.  Oh my!”

Kittens, I’m unsure of why the video ratio is weird this week; I did not do anything differently than I normally do.

I’ll try to figure it out later.

♥ Please join us in the Ravelry group!
SiTS is still going on until 31 August; who doesn’t want prizes for knitting socks?
♥ Milky Robot’s IndiePop campaign.  Go check it out and maybe give her some help?  She has two weeks left to earn money to get her business back up and running.

FOs:
♥ Hitchhiker–  The text says “37 points and 3.5g left over.”

WiPs:
♥ Pomme de Pin Cardigan

Next on the Needles:
Niles and Cleo —  From summer 2009.  How time flies!
♥ Socks made with my FancyPants Fiber yarn. Any ideas of what I should do with it?  Come tell me in the Episode 34 thread!

Stash Enhancement:
♥ Older club colorways from Hello Yarn.  Yum!
♥  Tutorial on how to braid fiber.

Spinning A Yarn:
♥ Pigeonroof Studios Merino in “Magnolia”
♥ Funky Carolina Corriedale in “Ferguson”

Stitcher’s Corner:
♥ Summer Sampler from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

Knot A Podcast: Episode 33

It’s hard to believe it’s already July, kittens!  Hope you all are having a good one so far.

Show Notes: Episode 33

♥  Please join us in the Knot A Podcast Ravelry Group for Sock it to Summer!  There are 14 lovely entries so far and two full months left to get a pair entered for yourself!

♥ Discussed Blip’s other shoe dropping.  In a much earlier show, I discussed why Blip was rejecting new podcasts.  Now, they’re actually removing all single-camera content producers from their site.  Hopefully, all podcasters using Blip will find new homes and stay with us.  I would hate to see anyone have to drop podcasting because of it.  😦

WiPs:

3rd Hitchhiker is still in the works but almost finished!
♥  Pomme de Pin is making slow but sure progress.  At this rate, I might finish before SitS is wrapped up.

Spinning A Yarn:

♥  Still working through my Pigeonroof Studios merino with Team Must Stash Podcast and Team IG Spinners for Tour de Fleece.  It’s been a lot of fun so far, and I just rounded the halfway point on the braid.
♥ Discussed possible next spinning projects.

Stitcher’s Corner:

♥ Finished my Springtime Sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, and am now working on the Summer Sampler.  I’m quite a bit behind, but I’m confident I can catch up and finish by the end of July.
♥ Plans to (finally) start my Woodland 2013 Sampler and work on that until the Autumn Sampler releases.

Stash Flash:

♥ 4 Loop Batts totaling well over a pound.  I went a little crazy.
♥ 3 Extras of Mochi–for a total of 16oz– so I can knit a lovely stripey sweater!

2013 Stashdown: Q2

So here it is: Quarter 2 of 2013’s Stashdown efforts.  This year I am tracking all four year’s worth of numbers and seeing if any trends pop up.  So far…I’m not getting much out of them.  But I find this fun in a weird, nerdy sort of way.

(Click the image for a larger, and easier to read version.)

Why I ever try to make plans is beyond me: it seems as soon as I say them, I act in ways that guarantee that I can not get the outcome I was aiming for.  Early on in Q2, I bought a bunch of yarn again…had April been like May and June, I would have had little or no stash in at all.  I do not count fiber for my Stashdown efforts–neither in nor out.

I’m amazed I am not busting out all over the place with yarn here.

2013 Stashdown: Q2

So here it is: Quarter 2 of 2013’s Stashdown efforts.  This year I am tracking all four year’s worth of numbers and seeing if any trends pop up.  So far…I’m not getting much out of them.  But I find this fun in a weird, nerdy sort of way.

(Click the image for a larger, and easier to read version.)

Why I ever try to make plans is beyond me: it seems as soon as I say them, I act in ways that guarantee that I can not get the outcome I was aiming for.  Early on in Q2, I bought a bunch of yarn again…had April been like May and June, I would have had little or no stash in at all.  I do not count fiber for my Stashdown efforts–neither in nor out.

I’m amazed I am not busting out all over the place with yarn here.

June 2013: Wrap-up

Yardage Totals 2013:
January: 869yds
February: 1,038yds
March:  1,100yds
April:  1,251yds
May: 1,112yds
June: 452yds

Year To Date: 5,822yds or 3.31 miles

Sorry I’m a little late with this one, kittens.  It’s been a crazy last few days, and I forgot about the post writing thing.

After 8 months of really high knitting output, this month’s number is a bit of a let-down.  But considering I cross stitched an entire sampler in that time…it’s pretty easy to see how most of my crafting time was spent.  I didn’t do too badly for stolen moments in the car and watching podcasts.  And it’s probably best that I accept that until the weather cools down, I’m likely not going to be knitting all that much any way.  I can still hope to do a little better in July.  In the sweltering, humid heat.  Where are Spring and Fall when I need them?