Friday, December 30, 2011

Stashdown 2011

The goal: To spin 4oz of fiber, knit 4oz of handspun and work 4oz of millspun each month
Did I do it? Yes! On average I met each of my goals. Some months I did more, some less, but I worked through a lot of materials this year!

However, I didn't meet the spirit of the goal.. which was to use stash. Many of my projects required new fiber or new yarn to complete. Sometimes I bought new yarn/fiber just because I wanted to (and really, who doesn't?). So if this goal was "Production 2011" then I certainly produced. Did I reduce my stash? Not so much.

Next year, I want to work from my stash. In fact, I'd like to work entirely from my stash for both spinning and knitting materials. (I am leaving an exception for weaving, because I don't have much yarn suitable and may need to purchase particular yarn for projects I have in mind. Still, I'd like to keep weaving-purchasing limited to planned-projects only. No "just because it's on sale" buying!) I will not be making any pledges as to how much I get done each month, but I hope you'll join me for a "work from what you've got" year!

January:

Textiles a Manos batts Blue Whale Shawl Itty Bitty Gumdrops Ella Rae Scarf

February:

AVFKW Pro-Verbial Winter - Pilgrim Tilting Squares Cowl Waterfall Mitts Heaven Again Four Placemats

March:

Engineered Gradient Camel/Silk Echo Flower Shawl Textured Scarf

April:

Gothic Rose - Textiles A Mano - Merino/silk/yak Pretty Thing Solar Flare Handmade iPad Case

May:

Alpaca/Silk Spindler's Challenge - May Pétalo Annis

June:

BMFA Merino/Yak in Tanzanite Handspun Solar Flare Woven Scarf

July:

Tour de Fleece - Recap Blue Kid Mohair Slip Shod Simple Woven Wrap

August:

Giant Clam Rainbow Farms Pygora

September:

Textiles A Mano cashmere-blend batts Anzula Merino Cross Camel/silk Bitterroot shawl Log Cabin Too

October/November:

Merino/yak/silk Ile de France Mixed Mythology Finished Towels

December:

Yak and Silk Daybreak / Blue Sun Holiday Gift Scarf

3 comments:

Kayleigh said...

Gratz on completing so much! I was impressed with doing about 4 oz of spinning every two months but you blew my work out of the water!

Cindie Kitchin eweniquely ewe said...

what a wonderfully productive year!

Araignee said...

Congratulations! My goal this year is to WEAR the things I make. I have a ever growing pile of finished projects that never see the light of day. Here's to 2012 with lots of wooly wishes!