Cold Sheep 2016

As I start 2016 I have taken stock (literally) of all of my yarn and fibre and decided that this is the year that I will go Cold Sheep. Going cold sheep is a commitment not to buy any more yarn (or fibre) and instead work from existing stash.

My stash is of a reasonable size

Stash January 2016

Stash January 2016

and can be divided out into my weaving stash

Weaving stash January 2016

Weaving stash January 2016

my dyeing stash

Dyeing stash January 2016

Dyeing stash January 2016

my hand-dyed yarn stash

Handdyed stash January 2016

Handdyed stash January 2016

my commercial yarn stash

Commercial yarn stash January 2016

Commercial yarn stash January 2016

my handspun stash

Handspun stash January 2016

Handspun stash January 2016

my undyed single-breed fibre stash

Undyed fibre stash January 2016

Undyed fibre stash January 2016

and my dyed fibre stash.

Dyed fibre stash January 2016

Dyed fibre stash January 2016

My plan is to only buy yarn if it is for a commission, and other than that to work exclusively from my existing stash. Unfortunately, as I use up my fibre stash I am generating more yarn and my plan is to knit 300g of yarn for every 300g of fibre I spin (a sweater coming in at about 300g or so). I am also working through my fibre stash chronologically, spinning my oldest fibre first, so expect to see a lot of undyed single-breed fibre being spun soon.

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