Monday, February 02, 2009

Keeping Track - January 2009

As promised, I'm keeping up the stash honesty this year, with some minor changes. I'm not going to count gift yarn or yarn received in swaps - because these things I am not responsible for choosing! (well, I sort of am in swaps, but you know what I mean!). I will still note them, but separate to the stuff I actually make a conscious decision to buy. I was going to count yardage as well as 50g balls (or equivalent) but it's too much work (especially trying to work out yardage used)!! So I'll stick with the basic method!

The biggest acquisition this month was a bag of Grignasco Tango - I blame Donna and her gorgeous Tangled Yoke cardigan!! Another cardigan for my queue...the sideways cable is just amazing!
And I had to liberate two large balls of Lion Cotton from the remnants bin at Spotlight - they were naked, unloved, and half price, but I knew I could give them a good home.

And of course there was a bit of gift/swap yarn, some of which I've flashed already, but here's some more:
Lovely purple (not blue!) Rowanspun 4ply from Ramblybear (Ravelry). I've never knit with this before so am looking forward to using it!
Orange Tweedly sock yarn handdyed and surprise gifted to me by Sproutknits - LOVE!!
And more orange goodness from Madaco (Ravelry) via the Ravelry Australian Swappers Orange Swap - a whole bunch of fab orange things, plus orange and purple sock yarn and more Lion Cotton - I think I'm going to make a short sleeved summery Liesl from it. Love that shade of orange!
So what's the score?

In: 16 x 50g balls (plus 13.5 x 50g as gifts or swaps)

Out: 6.5 x 50g balls - not sure why it was such a slow month - I think because I was knitting mainly with 4ply/fingering yarn - which takes longer than the thicker yarns.

YTD: +9.5 x 50g balls (hee hee, I assure you, it could have been worse!!)

11 comments:

Bells said...

i love your sense of community service, liberating the naked lion brand cotton. Honestly, you're too good.

So, only 9.5 huh? *snigger*

MadMad said...

Oh, if I can make a plug for the tangled yoke? To bump it up in the line? You gotta do it - it's incredibly easy and fun. There are only about 16 rows of "cable" and the rest of the sweater is in one piece. My only issue with it was sewing on the thousands of buttons (OK, just 6, but I HATE sewing). But other than that, I cannot love the sweater enough, and would even make another. In fact...

2paw said...

Oh what lovely things you have for Show and Tell. I'll have to go and peruse the Colour Swap thread now. The TYC has only 16 rows of cable?? It looks so much more complicated!! You definitely neeed one!!

Sinéad said...

Love your yarn choice for the Tangled Yoke. I loved knitting mine, even if the number of stitches for the cable was horrendous at times! Enjoy!

Anna said...

I really admire you for even attempting to be so honest about your stash, not to mention your altruism at giving unloved yarn a good home...

amy said...

So you like orange too, huh?

(Is that a mysterious comment?!)

Shazmina Bendi said...

Well there missy, looks like you have made out like a bandit. Again! Well deserved RR, very well deserved!! :)

Michelle said...

wow. look at all those gorgeous yarns!!! i really wanted to knit the tangled yoke cardigan too after i saw donna's cardigan but i've no idea where i can get some of the Grignasco Tango yarn :(

del said...

All such lovely yarns. I LOVE orange, so everything is just gorgeous.

knitting sprouts said...

Oh I bought some Grignasco Tango yarn too - isn't it gorgeous - and not too outrageously priced. I am not sure what to make with mine yet. thanks for the handdyed yarn words too - you are too nice. hope the Lion brand enjoys its new home

Lara said...

I knew I should be spending more time on Ravelry, there was an orange swap, and I knew nothing about it! Looks like you got some lovely loot :)