Monday, August 02, 2010

Keeping Track - July 2010

And so another month rolls around. It doesn't seem that long ago that I did the last Keeping Track post. I suppose that's what happens when you only do a few posts each month, rather than a post or two each week like I used to do!
It's been a big month for the stash ins and outs - but fortunately, despite bringing this:
and this:
and this:
in to the stash, I managed to actually come out ahead (or behind, depending on your perspective) this month, through gifting some yarn to others more deserving! And a bit of knitting on my own part too!
I couldn't resist the Isager when it came up for destash (thanks Pru!) - the right amount for me to make Olive, a pattern I've long loved and wanted to make (it will be next on the sticks after I've done with Retrofit and something else which I'll reveal later this month!). And when Ailsa did a red in her fiftyfifty, well, I couldn't resist. And the Yarntini is more of the self-striping club yarn, which really shouldn't count, should it! But it does, yes it does.
In: 12 x 50g balls
Out: 13.5 x 50g balls (woo-hoo!)
YTD: +25 x 50g balls - or an average of just over 4 balls per month! My average/month is getting better and better as the year goes on!

14 comments:

bells said...

I wondered what you got from Pru! The Isager! Oh my. And Olive! That's quite a different sort of piece for you. I've never noticed it before but I think it will suit you very well.

missfee said...

I am so happy you got the isager - and love the olive - it is on my ever so long list of wants

and that red is to die for....

YAY for yarn

DrK said...

ive said it before and ill say it again, yarn cluds Do Not Count! and olive is going to look gorgeous, no gathering at the bottom tho! and all that packy made me swoon....

2paw said...

I have no idea what an Isager is, but your wool is so very pretty!!!!
I don't think you should count wool that is forced on you by a Sock Club either!!!

Yarna said...

So relieved to hear that yarn club yarn does not count! I think you have been restrained but have made wise investments for the future. Love the Isager - it would have been criminal to pass that one up!

Sarah said...

Mmmm nice new yarns. Hope Seaming Heights is a nice stop in the cardi world and I'm glad your knitting tour de F was as successful as mine :o)

1funkyknitwit said...

Yum!! .. Isager .. Yum!! .. Olive!!

I can hardly wait to see this knitted up, another on the "to do" list ;D

mooncalf said...

Good work staying ahead. And great purchases!

MadMad said...

Those babies are good for cutting down on the purchases, aren't they? But quality beats quantity, and you have some gorgeous ones this month! Love Olive - that'll be fun to see!

Anna said...

I've been eyeing up Olive too recently - I look forward to seeing how you get on with yours. Well done for staying ahead of yourself with the stash!

Caffeine Girl said...

As always, I so admire your willingness to share your yarn progress. That Yartini self-striping is awfully pretty...

Roxie said...

And how is the bouncing bundle of boy?

Ann said...

Lovely acquisitions & Olive is a great choice. Now that I know yarn club does not count as stash, I better join a club.

Linda said...

Beautiful wools, so needed in the stash!