A girl and a spreadsheet: a love story
What’s on the needles
Thorn, Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Plume
Thorn: I like this project a lot, I really do. But when given the choice between this and garter stitch, I think we both know what I’m going to chose.
But I made some progress this week! Another part down, and on to the second section, which means that I’m almost done with the ptbl (purl through the back loop), which UGH.
Socks for The Scientist: minimal progress
Herbivore: No progress
Guernsey Wrap: No progress
What’s off the needles
Cameo, MadelineTosh Vintage in Tern and Ms. Taylor
Cameo: This blog post was supposed to go up on Tuesday, but I delayed it until my first finished project of 2013 was off the needles.
I ran out of the contrast color, Ms. Taylor, a quarter of the way into the last section. There might have been a little bit of panicking because this color was discontinued last year, and there was none being destashed on Ravelry. Luckily, I was able to find a yarn store in Texas that had a single skein left. I ordered it on Friday, ran out of yarn on Sunday, and it was delivered on Monday. And it perfectly matched the other skein I used. WIN.
This shawl is exactly the size I was hoping for: giant. It’s snuggly and warm and I love it. Next up: blocking this behemoth.
If there is even a whiff of a spreadsheet being helpful, I’m the girl who will have one put together and start gathering information in no time. Hi, I’m incredibly boring.
After adding up all the yardage in my stash last year, and being disappointed that the number was higher than I’d hoped, I thought it might be interesting to keep a spreadsheet of yarn coming in, going out, and being used up for the year, just to make sure I’m on the right track.
Oh look, I made one.
Yarn bought: 1205 yards
Yarn destashed: 2590 yards
Yarn used: 600 yards
Total: -1985 yards