Stashdown

In December 2013, I looked at my shelves of yarn and noticed how they runneth over.  My craft supplies, including most of my yarn, are stored on two bookshelves in my bedroom.  I originally designated three shelves for animal fiber yarns,  one shelf for cotton yarns, one shelf for my knitting books, and one shelf for finished projects waiting to be gifted and UFOs. Here’s what the shelves looked like when I first put my yarn on them:

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By the end of 2013, 6 shelves were stuffed with yarn, and I had more yarn that I needed to put away but did not have space.  I updated my Rav stash to current, and discovered that I had 93,835 yards (that’s 53.32 miles) of yarn.  That is too much.  Something needed to change.

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WIP Wednesday: May 21, 2014

In last week’s post, I told you I wasn’t sure what to bring with me as travel knitting while attending my sister’s graduation in Baltimore.  I broke my general rules of travel knitting, and brought 6 skeins of yarn for 3 different projects.  It’s a good thing, as I ended up having a lot more time to craft than I expected.  I used part or all of 5 of the skeins, and worked on all 3 projects!

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WIP Wednesday: May 14, 2014

It’s WIP Wednesday.  I finished the Palindrome Scarf this week and already blogged about that.  The Quinn Bag and Granny Square blanket that I posted about in last week’s WIP Wednesday are still in progress, and I’ve started two new projects.  SPOILER ALERT:  If you, dear reader, happen to be a woman on my Christmas gift giving list, you might want to avoid this post, as one of the new projects is a Christmas gift!

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Palindrome Scarf

I finished the Palindrome Scarf yesterday, but did not get the photos done until today.  Official stats:

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HPKCHC Spring 2014 Term

The Harry Potter Knitting / Crocheting House Cup (HPKCHC) Spring 2014 Term started on May 1.  Before term starts, I usually plan out my projects.  I did some of my usual planning for this term, but did not finish or get a chance to write a blog post about it because of getting ready for and attending Maryland Sheep and Wool.  Today, I am finishing my planning.  I did talk about this topic in the one podcast episode I published, but in case you haven’t seen that episode, I will explain in detail how the game works and how I plan for a new term.

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