January 2016: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2016:
 January: 728yds
February:
March:
April:
May:
June:
July:
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:
2015 Totals: 728yds or 0.41 miles

 

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It’s hard to believe how quickly January passed! It feels like just yesterday I was having to remind myself that it’s now 2016 and not 2015…and here we are 1/12 of the way through this year already. I worked on quite a few projects this month (5 dish cloths, part of a sample sock for Lamby, a full pair of socks for myself, and a cowl), but my yardage output is still lower than I would have liked for how much time I put into that craft. I’m not *unhappy* with my results, but I am dismayed at how little yardage came of my time. Dish cloths take a deceptively low amount of yarn, it would seem.

I have a goal to knit 5 miles (or 8,800yds) this year. In order to meet that goal I need to knit ~734 yards of yarn a month. Looking at things that way, January was quite successful! I’m hoping for an even better February despite having fewer days to work through. I’m hoping to throw in a heavier weight project or two and give myself a yardage boost. I’m finding ESK‘s team-boosting KALs quite inspirational this year, and I’m really enjoying getting stray skeins of yarn out of my stash. To help myself stay on-task and better track my yardage knit, I’ve started a Moleskine Cahier where I track projects as I knit them. Last year I noticed several times that I had not recorded projects into Ravelry or had mistagged them and could not find them without some effort. It made monthly yardage tallies a real pain in the rear. Paper may be low-tech, but sometimes simplest really is best.

What about you, kitten? How was January? Do you have any crafting plans for February?

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Spiral Cowl out of MadTosh Pashmina

2 thoughts on “January 2016: Wrap-Up

  1. I am loving the blogposts! I had missed them:)

    I’m catching up right now to the podcast and blog 😉

  2. I missed them too! It’s nice to have one once in a while. I’m not trying to do them all the time, but 1-2 a month on top of the podcast sounds around right to me. 🙂

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