WIP Wednesday

I’m hopelessly devoted to my current sock project. I can’t decide if it looks more like a Wonder Woman sock or Ernie’s sweater. Either way, I’m pretty sure this is going to be my new favorite pair of socks. The yarn is Biscotte Yarns Bis-Sock and the colorway is Princesse et les 7 mailles.

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Let me explain how much I love this yarn: while writing this post I organized a KAL with my friend Jess to make the Green Bay Packers socks. I was on the website to look up the colorway and ended up in a knit-a-long. That has never happened to me before. Don’t worry, I’ll post pictures when the yarn arrives (I can hear your sigh of relief from here).

I’ve also worked on my shawl this week, just not enough to bother showing you a new picture of it.

In 2018 I was a busy knitter. I completed 41 projects, 21 more than my goal at the start of the year.

December 29, 2018
December 22, 2018
December 18, 2018
December 16, 2018
December 8, 2018
December 4, 2018
November 15, 2018
November 13, 2018
October 27, 2018
October 23, 2018
October 15, 2018
September 24, 2018
August 23, 2018
August 12, 2018
July 16, 2018
July 6, 2018
June 12, 2018
May 23, 2018
May 13, 2018
April 28, 2018
April 10, 2018
April 2, 2018
April 2, 2018
March 29, 2018
March 21, 2018
March 15, 2018
March 13, 2018
March 9, 2018
March 8, 2018
February 17, 2018
February 9, 2018
February 6, 2018
January 30, 2018
January 28, 2018
January 3, 2018

I hope to slow down my knitting this year and continue to work through my stash. Last year I implemented a yarn diet. I only allowed myself to buy 100 g of yarn for every 500 g knit. I knit 8300 g last year and bought 1660 g of yarn. It felt amazing to work though so much of my stash. I found that I didn’t have guilt when I brought yarn into the house  (or, you know, ordered it mid blog post because I got so excited about Biscotte Yarns’ selection) because I knew I had earned it (please note that John doesn’t mind that I buy yarn, yarn guilt comes from me alone).

I still have a significant stash to work through. I would eventually only have yarn in my house that I will knit within the year. We don’t have a lot of space in our house, and my yarn is overwhelming me.

This year I’ll be doing the yarn diet again, this time allowing 100 g in for every 300 g out. I keep track of my yarn diet with a spreadsheet on Google docs, because that is what a stay at home mom with an MBA does for fun. If you are starting a yarn diet yourself and would like a copy of the spreadsheet just let me know and I’ll send a copy your way.

I hope you are enjoying this first week in the new year and getting some knitting done.

11 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday

    1. Thank you for the reminder! I forgot to mention that I am going to allow myself to always have a sweaters worth of yarn to work on. If I ever finish my current sweater (which I haven’t touched since 2014) I’ll allow myself to buy the yarn for a new sweater immediately. I’ll just leave that out of the yarn diet. I will write more about it when I write my resolutions post.

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  1. Wow – you got a lot of really lovely projects done this year! So neat to see the summary – you make some beautiful knits! That is a great way to keep track of your yarn diet – very clever way to balance knitting off stash with letting yourself buy some in measured amounts 🙂

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