2015 Stashdown: Q3

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Finally, a quarter in the green for my Fiber Stashdown efforts! I’m trying to not be disappointed by having a net change equivalent to 2.75 standard braids of combed top, but it feels like so little for how much I spun the last three months. I *was* given some amazing fibery gifts by friends which heavily skewed this number, but Fiber In is Fiber In regardless of how it got there. There isn’t too much else to say about this portion of my Stashdown efforts, other than I am hoping to do equally as well or somewhat better in Q4. Spinzilla starts on Monday, and I’m hoping to get at least a pound of fiber out of stash. Though, that means my yarn stash will once again grow.

Speaking of which….

I fixed the snafu with Q2’s numbers as best I could. When I looked more closely into it, I realized I definitely forgot to log all of my MDSW-related purchases. *Cue the sad trombone* I logged them all in and fixed that information as best I could. It should be much more accurate now. I also tallied up the damage for Q3, and…it’s high. I knew to expect that since I did so much spinning, and I’m now logging handspun yarn into stash so I can count it back out, but it really smarts to realize how little I’ve been knitting to reduce that number on my own. My yardage out even includes destashing a sport-weight sweater quantity! All things considered, it really isn’t as bad as it feels. I’m hoping in Q4 to be able to keep pace with my handspun stashing or even beat it as I knit furiously on gifts I’ve put off. My Rhinebeck sweater will help boost my number as well. To break Stash Even at the end of this year, I need to knit or destash over 2,900yds out in excess to what comes in to stash. That feels really daunting.

Wish me luck, kittens! If you’ve been tracking yarn or fiber stash this year, how are your efforts going? How do you feel about them?

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