From you have I been absent since the spring. Oops.
I have been busy knitting and spinning, but I’ve managed to completely fail to update here (mostly because I’ve been rubbish at getting photos done). I will cover Tour de Fleece in its own post, but will just summarise here that I turned 886g of fibre into 3,500 yards of yarn during the TdF period.
So, what have I been otherwise up to since April?
I stayed working with handspun to complete another short-sleeved top (Bayside), which took another 918 yards out of service.
Next up was a quick baby jumper for my hairdresser, using 467 yards of stash:
This was followed by a stranded cardigan which mixed handspun and Wollmeise, for a total of 1,191 yards (and which I only added the buttons to yesterday):
This took me up to the start of Tour de Fleece, where (as I said) I turned 886g of fibre into 3,500 yards of yarn:
I also managed to spin another 280g of fibre into 1,584 yards of 2-ply light-fingering weight yarn, but finished this after Tour de Fleece had finished:
I immediately started working with this new handspun, starting with a long waterfall cardigan (Bienvenidas), which used up 1,376 yards of yarn:
Then I got stuck into another gradient sweater, using up 946 yards of yarn:
That was September. I ran an overseas marathon in September (Berlin) and another in October (Chicago), so was a bit busy with those, before tackling another gradient sweater, this time a version of Elfe without any striping, using up 1,148 yards of handspun:
I still had a fair bit of the Mermaid’s Lair gradient left after that so threw together a cowldana design (part cowl, part bandana) which used up 169 yards in the first iteration:
And 260 yards in the second:
That brings me to, since April:
Yarn out: 8,468 yards, 2,013g
Yarn in: 5,084 yards, 1,166g
Net yarn decrease: 3,384 yards, 847g
Fibre stash reduction: 1,166g.
Updated stash figures as at today (and before I get a new fibre delivery):
Yarn stash: 48,129.2 yards (just over 29 miles).
Yarn stash: 11,377g
Fibre stash: 600g
The eagle-eyed may spot that my figures don’t quite tally from the Q1 update, that is because I have marked some small scraps of yarn all used up as they will be used for tying up skeins, etc.