Tuesday 22 January 2019

Yarnometer: October 2018

October feels like a very long time ago, and I was in the midsts of newborn joy/chaos so very little crafting got done. Here’s my Yarnometer log for October.

Projects finished
I finished a single project in October, a blanket for my friend’s newborn. I used the Hydrangea stripe pattern from Attic24, and this project was perfect for working on with a tiny baby dozing on my knee.

The ins and outs of yarn
Yarn in
  • 100g of cream yarn for the baby’s stocking
  • 100g of burgundy yarn to make some Christmas ornaments
  • 200g of Paintbox Metallic DK for Christmas decorations*
  • 100g of self-striping yarn dyed in aid of Marie Curie
  • 400g Debbie Bliss Piper DK for review*

Yarn out 
  • 300g of sock yarn for Marathon Sock KAL prizes
  • 540g leftovers donated to the school craft box

  • 488g for the baby blanket

Yarn in: 900g
Yarn out or used: 1328g
Total: +428g

Year to date
Yarn in: 25 427g
Yarn out: 13 203g
Yarn used: 5752g
Total: 6472g

A month in which only a little crafting got done, but I did manage to destash a few odds and ends, and my yarn purchases were somewhat considered (I’ve actually used three of the items as I type this in January). I’m a little alarmed at how large the yarn-in total for the year is though!

*Affiliate link; yarn supplied for review purposes

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