Monday, July 29, 2013

Stash Down 2013: It's Not Over Yet

One of my goals for 2013 was the have a net change to my stash of -50 balls of yarn. If you've been following my Stash Down progress, you'll know that I acquired 150 balls of yarn a little while ago, and I was incredibly discouraged. Well, my knitting mojo is back in full force, and I've been knitting like crazy. Seriously, crazy amounts of knitting have been going on. Mom and I went grocery shopping last week, and I walked around behind her, knitting on a cloth. Between these six cloths, and a couple other partial cloths I have on the go, I've eliminated three balls of cotton. Sure, not a whole lot, but that's three less than I had before! Plus, it's yarn I no longer have a real need for, so I'm opening up a drawer in the storage area for yarn I really love. I've decided to leave dishcloth knitting to others so I can focus on things I truly enjoy making.
I calculated the other day that I need to eliminate 5.5 skeins of yarn a week until the end of the year, and not acquire any, in order to meet my goal. I'm intimidated, but I really believe I can do it. Summer is going to be difficult, but as soon as my hours at work drop down again, I'll be kicking ass and taking names.
What are you knitting on this week?


  1. I just started a scarf this week. Glad you got your mojo back. :)

  2. I love your blog, and think you have set yourself a great goal. One way to eliminate more yarn is to see which ones work well together, and to hold them together, and knit a scarf or cowl or hat with multiple strands. Just a suggestion, and you can add some great depth to your projects.

    I am currently working on a pair of purple socks, a scarf made of Charisma scrap yarns, and a Wool-Ease Thick and Quick blanket. (Ambitious, I know...)