Mid August Recap

Mid August? Again, seems impossible how quickly the months fly by. Diva Girl has been back to school for a week and in a week we take College Girl back to college. I would wish the days to slow down, but I know they won’t. OK, on to confession.

Stash Confession as of August 15th:
72,561 yards and 411 skeins

Monthly total

Yardage Knit: 508 yards and 3 skeins
Yardage Bought: 0 yards and 0 skeins!!!! But I have been tempted. Or more so, requests for doggie sweaters have been made and I need 3 skeins of yarn to cover the colors needed. Good thing WEBs has a great price on what I want.

Still sewing a bunch, so the yardage total thrills me. I guess I am finding a balance between the two.

Year to Date

Yardage Knit: 8226 yards and 38 skeins
Yardage Donated/Sold: 930 yards and 8 skeins
Yardage Bought: 5858 yards and 28 skeins
Yardage Acquired: 463 yards and 1 skein

Finishes/Progress so far?

  1. Baby sweater done, see #4 on next list.
  2. Baby Blanket started.
  3. More bags.
  4. More burp cloths.
  5. Dryer balls
Connor's Gramps
Connor’s Gramps knit in 2013
Eli's sweater
Eli’s Coming….in October!

2nd time I have knit this pattern.

Dryer balls bowl
Dryer Balls
Cooper's Dryer balls
Or, as the dogs prefer something soft…
and chewy to chase or slobber on.
…and chewy to chase or slobber on.

Dryer Balls

I used leftover wools for the balls, and a nylon trouser sock (left single by the washer or dryer) and some Berroco Vintage leftovers, to contain them in the wash.

 August Goals so far:

  1. Finish Sewanee, um, can you say, didn’t even touch it?
  2. Cast on a shawl for my mom from a friend’s pattern. Um, haven’t even bought the pattern yet.
  3. Work on that Cable Shawl! Yeah, no.
  4. Start a baby vest or blanket for a baby shower for August 9th. Well, done, but it was a baby sweater instead.

At this point I am not sweating the goals. If I achieve them great, if not, no biggie. As long as I am creating something, I’m good. Now, if you are in town tomorrow, head to Franklin Street for the Bazaar, you’re running out of opportunities! Only 7 more weeks left.

Author: chrisknits

A knitter, sewist, quilter, mom, wife, and doodle lover!, but not necessarily in that order. Just ask my family, they'll tell you who comes first. Psst, it's the doodles!

3 thoughts on “Mid August Recap”

  1. Those dryer balls are great! I was thinking that I needed to buy new ones just the other day. Serendipity! Zero yardage bought is most impressive.
    (Can you send me your snail mail address? I finally managed to finish a couple of ornaments)

  2. I really like the dryer balls idea! I love the gramps sweater. I have never done that one before, your beautiful knit makes me want to take a stab at it. Your dog is super cute 🙂

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