Sunday, March 4, 2012

March Stash Update

Another month gone, another stashdown update! Of course there isn't anything really impressive to share, except that I did not add to the stash. I came close after seeing a recent project finished by Yarnyold Kim, but I ended up resisting the impulse. We'll see how things go down the road when I make a bigger dent in the stash bins.

Month Yards of Yarn In Stash Monthly Δ Yards Monthly Δ % Total Δ Yards Total Δ %
1-Jan-12 33,611 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
1-Feb-12 32,771 (840) -2.6% (840) -2.6%
1-Mar-12 32,771 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

The total yards in my stash remained the same from February. However, this doesn't mean the stash isn't being worked. I currently have 3 projects going from stash. The first one I shared last month, The Endless Cardigan. It hasn't progressed much from the last photo. The only difference is that I picked up for the first band. Once the bands and collar are done I will work on the sleeves. Maybe next month there will be an FO picture.

So this month I will share my progress on Stashdown Project #2. I am working on Through The Loops Mystery Sock from January. While I am sure everyone who participated has completed their socks, I am still working on Sock #1. I have managed to get down to the heel flap. I think what is taking me so long with these is that there are a ton of "Knit Through The Back's" and also I wasn't sure how I felt about bobbles on my socks. Those of you who know me know that I am not a SheBobble kind of gal. I hesitated to work too far on the sock until I saw some progress pictures showing exactly what the bobbles were. I know, kind of gave up the purpose of a mystery sock, but I didn't want to devote/invest too much time in a project if I knew I wasn't going to like them for myself. After seeing some pictures, I thought the pattern was really beautiful and understood what the bobbles were suppose to be. So I decided to forge ahead.

This picture shows the detail of the sock:

This picture shows the real color of the yarn:

I am using some Socks That Rock Mill End yarn I bought at Rhinebeck 2010. It really is the perfect match for this pattern. If it was a busy yarn, I don't think you'd be able to see the detail of the flowers/leaves. I am hoping to get through this sock soon and know that I must immediately cast on for #2.