So…i was inspired greatly by Pirate‘s stash organization and tracking. 🙂 I ain’t got nothing on HER! she’s got enough sock yarn for over 200 pairs. PAIRS…not skeins..PAIRS. 🙂
For months the KFN girls have been bugging me to organize my stash, count it up and document it. i’ve been fighting it. I started counting sock yarn skeins one day…when i hit 30 i freaked and i stopped counting.
So one of my new year’s resolutions is to be more organized. 🙂 I started w/ my kitchen and conquered that. Now i’m starting w/ my sock yarn stash.
I seperated everything by yarn manufacturer. I seem to favor Trekking and Regia. 🙂 Then i got Space bags, stuffed them full by manufacturer, sucked the life out of them. Oh yeah….i wrote down all the color numbers and stuff and put them all in a spreadsheet. surprisingly, this only took like 2 hours. This is just the stuff from my car, my garage and from where i immediately knew where sock yarn was. I know i have more. But i figured i better start on this before I lose my want to do it. 🙂
Anyway…enough talking. here are the photos…
Here is a breakdown of what is in these bags…
- Koigu: 27 skeins
- Opal: 6 skeins
- Regia: 37 skeins
- Sockotta: 12 skeins
- Trekking: 15 skeins
- and then tons of miscellanous. 🙂
So in ALL..i have 145 skeins of sock yarn…enough for 107.5 pairs of socks. LIke i said before…I *think* i have more…but i need to find them all. 🙂 in due time…in due time.
So i’m working on my jaywalkers and disco socks still. I put those on hold this weekend b/c I realized my friend’s son’s FIRST bday is coming up (jan 24th!) 🙂 He’s one of my favorite little munchkins and I can’t believe i almost forgot to make him something. 🙂 So i decided on making him a vest! 🙂 a preppy little vest 🙂
I managed to finish this vest in less than 2 days 🙂 granted, it’s for a 1 yr old little boy…. heehe. i can’t wait to send it to him. it still needs to be blocked.
So i ended up doing crochet edging around the neck and armholes. I tried 3 times to pick up and do a few rows of ribbing around the neck…it made the neck hole SO SMALL!!! the boy’s head is kind of big. hahaah. so i decided against it and just did a single crochet around the neck and arms. i hope that’s good. sigh
Project: Vest from Knits, Knots, Buttons, And Bows: Projects for Babies
Yarn: Plymouth Encore
Amount of yarn used: About one FULL skein (half of each color)
Colors: Olive and Beige
Needle Size: US7
Date Started: January 19, 2007
Date Finished: January 21, 2007
I only picked Encore because of the fact that it’s so easy to care for. People kept asking me “why not WOOL? why not something better?” i didn’t want the parents to have to deal with something that requires special washing. they have enough laundry to do. 🙂