Thursday, 31 January 2013


I tried knitting the cardigan for the brother but it just wasn't out, so I ripped out the sleeves and am very nearly at the arm hole shaping for the yarns second incarnation. Hopefully I'll get the back finished tomorrow and start on the fronts.

As today is the last day of January its time to post the yardage total:

            1,979 yards out of stash.
            28 December 2012 was date of last yarn purchase
Not doing too badly.

I've signed up to take part in a "mad dash" on ravelry and put myself forward for 2,000 yards in 6 weeks. I see a fair few double stranded dog blankets in my immediate future!

Tuesday, 29 January 2013


I've a few inches to go on the rather heavy sleeves and I think I need to rip them out. They're far too wide for my skinny armed brother.

Despite the fact that I did actually swatch for this, I'm still unsure of what actual size to knit so I'll recheck the gauge on the (nearly finished) sleeves and go from there.

I got him to measure the length of his arm last night, 20 inches, which in the pattern is the extra large size, but the length of his back is the small size. See, problems all round.

I'll see what happens.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Good start to the year

Just to prove why I've not been blogging on a regular basis, may I present my finished object:

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Miracles happen

Tonight after I finished a ballband dishcloth, a miracle occured.

I started swatching.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Slowly but surely

Well this week my stash has decreased by over a mile courtesy of some garter stitch doggy blankets, finishing a pair of socks and selling some yarn.

A decrease is a decrease no matter how I get there.

I'm quite please that I've used up 7 balls of yarn this year so far, given that its only the start of the month. Hopefully the pace will continue and if so, I could end up with a much reduced stash by 31 December!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013


I tallied my stash last night. It was scary.

In 2012 I knitted 18,448 yards.

In my language thats 10.48 MILES

The scary thing is that I currently have 51miles in my stash which, if I don't buy any new yarn, will last me 5 YEARS!!!

Pretty scary stuff.

So my goal for 2013 is to try my best to cold sheep, knit from stash and keep the wips under control. I finished the dog blanket on Sunday night so have been working away on a pair of sock which were meant to be for me, although I think I know someone who would appreciate them.