A bit late this month. You’d think, if you didn’t know me better, that maybe there’s a reason for my lateness, like, say for example, not wanting to admit to my acquisitions for June…ha! As if I’d be embarrassed about stash acquisitions!!
(although, to be perfectly honest, when I did add it all up this month, I did go “gulp” at the final totals. Those darn big Wollmeise skeins, they really do add up when you break them down into 50g lots!)
So I did some damage at the Craft and Quilt Fair. After not going for a year (or possibly 2, I can’t recall!) I bought a bag of Colinette Iona, in Velvet Plum. In my defence, it’s lovely yarn, discontinued, and was almost half price!
And then Ingrid, darn her, had to go and offer me matched skeins of Wollmeise 100% in a red I don’t already have (Zimtapfel). And there were 4 of those, and it seemed a shame not to… AND she happened to have a skein of Schwartz lace, which I was only daydreaming about that morning (not her skein, black WM laceweight in general!). It was really meant to be.
Like the next purchse, a destash via Ravelry. Rosenrot laceweight. It’s RoseRed! Wollmeise! Lace! A colour and weight I don’t have! Also a foregone conclusion. Yep, I am a sucker for a yarn with my name! heh heh.
I also bought some yarn for a gift (already knitted and gifted, just have to post about it!) and picked up some yarn in the Morris and Sons sale, using a Christmas gift voucher – so this yarn doesn’t count, heh! Love making my own rules for stash honesty!!
So the totals (drumroll please!):
Actual balls used: 13.5 x 50g (thanks to a bulky knit, also yet to be blogged!)
8ply equivalent: 8 x 50g
In this month: 47 x 50g (ulp!)
metres used: 840m
Year to Date
Actual balls used: 3.75 + 13.5 – 47 = -29.75
8ply equivalent: 49.5 x 50g balls
metres used: 5687m
Ok, so I’ve added almost 30 x 50g balls of yarn to the stash over and above what I’ve used. I think that really means I have to declare a total and utter ban on further yarn purchases for the rest of 2011. Can I do it??