Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Ravelry .. Woohoo!!

I FINALLY got my invite for Ravelry. Why do I always feel like the last one to get put on to new things? Anyways, I am so happy!! Woo hoo!! So, people check out my stash... wait I haven't finished uploading everything yet. Check out my WIP's and my queue. Check out everything. Ravelry rocks!!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

I just can't control myself!!!

Okay, so I just said a few days ago, that I would not buy any more yarn until the festival in October. A good friend of mine with the initials D.K. recently received her Bachelor's Degree. I am soooo proud of her. She had a fabulous dinner on the night of her graduation, that I was unable to attend due to a death of someone very close to me. So, D.K. mentioned to me that she really, really, wanted the Colinette Jitterbug yarn in Fire. And, since I was thinking of what to get her for her graduation gift, and had no clue...... ding ding ding.... the lightbulb went on in my head. D.K., I am so sorry to spoil the surprise, but I had to let the world know. This is for you sweetie!! I am so glad that you now actually have the time to knit with it, instead of dealing with grueling assignments.

Oh, you must be wondering what those Lorna's Laces are in the picture, huh? Well, somehow they crawled into my shopping bag without me even realizing it. I got home, and an extra $20 was missing from my purse. How did that happen???? I need to find a new job. Seaport Yarn is way too close to my office.
I will say that if you speak things into the universe, it will come into existence. Last week, I told the owner that I was looking for the Lorna's Laces in Flamingo. I went there today, and guess what? They had just arrived. It was meant to be!!! If you didn't already know, pink is my favorite color.
Any suggestions on what to make???
So now the Yardage total has moved up to 22,238, and the Weight total is 10,319 grams.
Total skeins=128.5
This is not good. Shouldn't the numbers be going down???

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Statistics for Stash Attack

I have made some new rules for myself when it comes to knitting. I looked at my stash and I realized that I cannot allow myself to buy anything else unless it is to finish a project. So, saying that... I vow not to make any new purchases until the Sheep and Wool Festival. By then I should have a few projects done, and not feel so guilty. In the meantime, I need to figure out what to do with the rest of this yarn.

So, here are my stats:
Total skeins, including scraps - 126.5
Total weight, excluding scraps - 10,219 grams
Total yardage, excluding scraps - 21,808 yards
Total yardage assigned to a project - 10,030 yards
Percentage of yardage assigned to a project - 45.9%
Number of skeins assigned to a project - 72
Percentage of skeins assigned to a project - 56.9%
Number of skeins ready for donation/charity - 33
Amount of yardage ready for donation/charity - 8,457
Here is the stash that has projects attached to it. This is really a shoe cubby that I bought from Target. I purposely built it so that my yarn would have a home in my closet. Usually three skeins occupy the space from front to back. There is another bin full of yarn that is for donation. The real problem is, that there is more yarn spilling out of these spaces, and I really need to decrease my stash.

Here is a pie chart of projects I am currently working on, and my future planned projects.

So, if anyone knows of any charity group that needs acrylic yarn, please let me know. I am ready to make a donation. I would really love to knit out this yarn, but I think if I decide to knit a child a sweater, the child will probably have kids of their own before I finish it. I would rather enable someone who had more time that they could devote to that project.