It’s summer now. I can hardly believe it, things have gone by so quickly. I’m feeling pretty darn good these days and have been steadily working my way through projects around the house and in the yard. It is cutting into the knitting time, but I’m still being pretty productive.
Yep. I’m out of the flare! It was only about 2 weeks this time, which is something like a record. I credit my dermatologist and the new antibiotic/anti-inflammatory that she started me on for this. Scleroderma/Sjogren’s/fibromyalgia begone!! Okay, they are still misbehaving on a daily basis, but I have energy, my brain fog is gone, and I am up doing stuff every day. Good days.
Anyway, back to the knitting and the yarn destash project. Back in January I cleaned and organized my stash, gave myself a good mental shake, and resolved to use/remove at least 50 skeins of yarn from the stash. I made great progress over the winter, had a little slip when I went to the Interweave Yarn Fest, and have been catching up from the setback since then. Here’s what I have finished since my last report:
I still have a some projects on the needles: a Suburban Wrap, a What the Fade?! shawl, and another pair of socks. All this knitting brought me up to 25 skeins used this year, so I am right on the pace to meet my resolution.
Tomorrow is my DIL’s birthday so she took a tour through the stash hunting for some gift yarn. Woohoo! She took 5 skeins of yarn that I don’t really love or have a specific project for, and three skeins that will make a fabulous Suburban Wrap of her own; those three are a set that I love and felt a pang in letting go, so they make the gift.
There has been a surge in the Destash Resolution project. With the skeins that just left the building I am now up to 33.5 total skeins used/removed this year. Yay! Some of those yarn bins are getting kind of empty and it will be time to reorganize the stash soon. I already have two sweaters and another wrap organized and waiting to move into the knitting workroom, and the goal of 50 skeins is suddenly in reach. Woohoo! Maybe I should up the total?
Best to not get cocky! I’ll just keep knitting on and let’s see what happens.
Happy 4th of July everyone who is celebrating that holiday.
22 thoughts on “The Yard Destash Resolution: Half Year Report”
Congrats on your progress MK and glad your flare ended quickly!! I cannot believe what a prolific knitter you you are and still have time for your garden and blog! You must have an enormous wardrobe!!
I’m doing more now. Over the winter I only knit and the poor blog was suffering. It is good to be doing better.
I am growing the wardrobe at quite a clip. I may need to think about gifting stuff…
I’m so glad you’re feeling better:)
You’re doing fantastic with your stash goals! Your projects are beautiful!
You are so lucky to have a knitting DIL:)
I am very lucky. I knit everyone that I contact with the knitting virus. 🙂 Actually, it is good for rehap and emotional support in bad times. When my son was diagnosed with colon cancer I arrived at the hospital with yarn, needles and a project bag for my DIL. When the whole world falls apart, at least you can knit!
I’m so glad I’m up and running again too.
Your projects all look great!
You are doing great with your destash! Very generous gift to your DIL – that was nice of you to do 🙂 Can’t wait to see your next projects!
She’s my only DIL, and she knits!
So pleased at the health news
The warmer weather is helping too!
Lucky DIL! Well done on being ahead of your target, you’ve got a collection of some lovely garments and accessories you’ve made this year.
I have a fleece I want to spin. Being ahead will give me time to work with it.
Glad you’re feeling better! And I must say, those are gorgeous knits (The Nordiska Sweater and the socks with mitts and wrist warmers are PERFECT!) and beautiful yarn for your DIL, she is lucky!
I’ve had a great time knitting the Unoo Street set. My DIL is going to knit those socks too. Cant wait to see what she comes up with. After Nordiska I’m looking forward to more sweaters. The lightweight ones are a lot of fun.
I love lightweight sweaters too, and I definitely prefer knitting with lighter yarn. It might take more time but that’s ok since I enjoy the process 🙂
I’m with you. It’s all about the knitting for me too, and the final product is just a bonus. 🙂
You are doing so well! I was doing well, but then fell off the wagon when someone gave me a ton more yarn!
Oh, no. But how could you say no to more yarn?
Exactly!!! I’m back up where I started a year ago:(
Oh, oh. Start knitting with doubled yarns!
Oh that’s a good idea I hadn’t thought of
It’s my secret back-up plan!