All those plans of not spending more than last year. Of not adding more yardage than last year. Of not adding more skeins than last year. They are hanging by a thread. Well, the skein count has already been busted, but only by 2 skeins. It’s like I think they are records to be broken.
During the month of June I have added 24 skeins, 3755 yards.
During the month of June I have knit up 5 skeins and only 831 yards.
Here, I’ll do the math for you:
24 skeins – 5 skeins = 19 new skeins sitting in my stash!!!
3755 – 831 = 2924 yards added to my stash!!!!
I ended June with 75,164 yards and 424 skeins.
The last purchase came right at the end. WEBS did it to me again! A sweet deal for 109 yard skeins of Valley Yarns Greenwich at a special price of $1.99 for Friday-Sunday. And since I just picked up that Noni Bag pattern, and it needs 1600 yards for the largest size, why not? I got the yarn for the project at only $30.00. Plus, I needed a size 4US Knitter’s Pride needle tip, the one that makes your needle a 16″. So, might as well.
In the personal cost area, I am only $7.00 away from beating last year’s cost.
In the yardage area, I am at least 1200 away from breaking that record.
In the skeins area, I am 2 over last year’s total.
I know I will not be good enough to stop buying. I just know it! At least I do have yarn for the projects I have planned. But there’s always that knitting in a yarn shop every week to tempt me. First off, I need to unsub from WEBS!!! I will allow myself to buy needles and patterns to use with yarn I already have. But no more buying patterns or books for yarn I don’t have! Do you hear me Chris?
In the finishing department I did end up with 3 FOs. But one barely counts since it was so little!
Now to continue trying to knit down the stash and NOT add anymore to it. I fear it’s a losing battle. But thankfully the next few projects are mostly from stash. Sothia is new yarn, but one skein is old. Does that count?