It was a good month despite not thinking it would be. I was afraid I would go hog wild with my birthday discount at a local shop, but I actually couldn’t decide what to buy, so I didn’t buy much. What I did buy was with a gift certificate, so I got away with spending $1.75 for my two skeins of Mad Tosh.
So for the month of January I spent $32.98, it’s only .44 more than I spent last year in January. But the positive is, I only added 1659 yards to stash this year, as opposed to 2832 yards last year. Last year’s purchases included a lot of birthday gift stash it would seem. LOL.
But the best news is this month was stash neutral! Yippee!!
Knit Up: 1672 yards and 8 skeins
Bought Up: 1659 yards and 6 skeins.
So glad to start the month with less rather than more, even if it’s only 13 yards! I knew I would have purchases because of the birthday, but I am pleased it was not too bad.
So for the finishes, I was sure I wouldn’t have many because of the large projects I have been working on, but the Sunday Charity knitting has yielded some hats, so they helped the total.
1 poncho, 1 pair of boot cuffs, and 5 hats. 1 hat is small adult sized, the other 4 are newborn/preemie hats. All hats used up some scraps, so yay for getting rid of some scraps! Unfortunately, the yardage knit up only included a few skeins of the purchased yarn for the month. I hope to get better at using up what I buy, but that’s not likely to happen that often.
So, intentions for the next month:
- Continue knitting on Jurisfiction sweater, 1 sleeve and left front to go before finishing.
- Continue charity hat knitting on Sundays
- Work on baby blanket for April baby.
- Narrow down what yarns will work with what patterns I have.
And that’s all. Not going to load up my plate, not going to set any deadlines. How’d your month go? As planned, or all to hell?