June 2017: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2017:

 January: 1,065yds
February: 1,075yds
March: 1,659yds
April: 1,453yds
May: 1,595yds
June: 379yds
July:
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:
2017 Totals: 7,226yds or 4.12 miles

Oh…kittens. I knew this would happen sooner or later, but I was really hoping it would wait until August when the weather is dreadful and even thinking about touching wool makes me feel itchy. But it did: June is the first month I came no where near my goal of knitting 1,000 yards of yarn. My projects were super time intensive with little yardage to show for it (toys), and I had too much else to do which greatly reduced my knitting time. It happens. I also shorted myself a touch of yardage worked on my blanket that will be tacked onto July’s for ease of calculations.

 

Kitschy Kat by Susan Claudino

Example of things I focused on this month: this adorable wee kitty took about two full day’s worth of knitting time but yielded barely over 40 yards knit. It’s a lot of effort with not much to show for it.

July will be another lower-yield month with Tour de Fleece going strong. I tend to focus more on spinning than knitting at this time. I am hopeful to finish up some projects that need to get worked on: I want to finish my current blanket square, knit a second linen placemat, and finally tackle learning brioche stitch to move forward on my Briochealuscious Shawl. These three things should be enough to get me close to the 1,000 yard mark.

Overall, I am still ahead of my goal: with only 6 months of the year gone, I’m at over 7,000 yards. This means I’m still averaging well over the 1,000 yards a month I wanted. So all-in-all, I’m pretty pleased.

What about you? Are you still tracking crafting goals for the year? Do you keep up with knitting during the summer months, or do you switch to another craft? Or perhaps you indulge more in another leisure activity like reading while keeping cool?  I would love to hear about it in the comments!

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