Where did the week go? Time for another Stash Report!
Some of these has been a puzzle for me to figure out how to determine but I think I figured it out. For fabric and clothing items, I’m going to count it as I cut it out. Some people wait until the project is finished. I don’t want to do that because for many of my projects, it’s hard to determine how much of something was used. And I just don’t wanna have to attempt to figure that out… However, for yarn, I’m going to wait until a project is finished and then determine how much yarn was used total.
I was at a loss for how to deal with scraps. I can understand how some people who don’t have a stash problem wouldn’t understand, and others completely understand. You see, I have a scrap problem. Not even the smallest scraps get thrown out. Whaaaa?!? Yea… Lemme explain. If a piece of fabric is smaller than a fat eighth, I won’t put it on the shelf. It’ll go in a drawer to be dealt with “later”… Sometimes later is right away, other times, not so much. I prefer to have larger odd scraps lying around because I do paper piecing, art quilts, and applique more than I do typical pieced quilts. Sometimes I’ll cut down my scraps right away into the typical sizes, but I have to admit, rarely have I used any of these yet… But I’m always digging into my scrap drawer. So I’ve actually been rethinking how to store my scrap stash that works best for me (I’ll be dealing with scraps for week 3 of LGO2017). Anyhow, I don’t think I’m going to worry about trying to count the bits in the scrap drawer. Why? Well, like the other day when I cut the hexies out of the fabric, I counted the entire piece I used then and put the bits into the scrap drawer. So, it’s already been counted once. Make sense?
Well, let’s get on with it.
Fabric Used (or removed) this Week: 2/3 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 1 19/24 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 6.5 yards + 3 panels
Net Fabric for 2017: 3 23/24 yards + 3 panels ADDED
Yarn Used (or removed) this Week: 1,220 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 1,220 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 2044 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 2044 yards
Net Yarn for 2017: 824 yards ADDED
Pieces of Clothing Used (or removed) to upcycle / restyle this Week: 5
Pieces of Clothing Used (or removed) to upcycle / restyle Year to Date: 5
Pieces of Clothing Purchased to upcycle / restyle this Week: 0
Pieces of Clothing Purchased to upcycle / restyle Year to Date: 0
Net Pieces of Clothing Purchased to upcycle / restyle for 2017: 5 pieces USED
Well… I added a bit of yarn this week. I just couldn’t help it! I found an awesome, couldn’t pass up, destash sale on Ravelry. Here’s what I got. 🙂 Knit Picks brand: 4 skeins of Wool of the Andes which totaled 440 yards; 4 skeins of CotLin for 492 yards; and 2 skeins of Lindy Chain for 360 yards. Plus 2 skeins of some beautiful Araucania Ranco Sock yarn at 376 yards each. (pst – if anyone has any of this Araucania Ranco Sock yarn in their stash they want to get rid of let me know – I LOVE it!!!) The total I paid including shipping was less than half of what retail would have been without shipping! 😀 How could I resist? I have to admit, I purchased more from her when I got a few more dollar into PayPal from selling my patterns so those will be on my next stash report once they arrive.
However! I did finish TWO WIPs and started doing more work on 2 more. 🙂 The 2 I started working on include a dress for my little girl made with a crochet bodice and fabric body (out of the remnants of the super soft purple that I used in the shawl for my oldest). The other is a puppy dog scarf for my little girl. Hopefully I get them done within the next few days. The 2 I finished include the #winterbirdshawl I made at the request of my oldest in yarn of her choosing. It sucked up a whopping 820 yards of gray metallic + 200 yards of purple for a total of 1,020 yards used. The other finish was a pair of fingerless gloves I made for myself using a beautiful skein of Haunted Forest yarn by Haute Knit Yarn. It was the very first skein of yarn that I bought that wasn’t from a big box store! 🙂 I’ll share those finishes sometime this week. As of writing this, I still have to steam block that monster of a shawl (it’s a wide as my king size bed – which is where I block my big things).
Well, that’s it for this week! How did you do?