I mentioned recently that one of my goals for this year is to use up all of my yarn. That may not sound like a big deal to most of you (although those of you who knit – or live with me – know how quickly it piles up), but it turns out I have about 15 pounds of yarn. How do I know that? I weighed it all during the World Cup final.
I realized that the only way I could use up the yarn was to figure out what I had. Since the majority of my yarn is partial skeins left-over from other projects and I wanted to know how much yardage I had, I figured the best way was to weigh it. Each skein lists both the total weight and the total yardage so it is a simple ratio to figure out how many yards I have. I made this table of the yarn, weight, color, and yardage in Excel by the end of the first half.
During the second half, I compared my “to knit” list to the yardage I have and came up with a plan. I love OneNote which came with my Microsoft Office package for this sort of thing. I have a page with small pictures and links to each pattern. Now that I have a plan, all I have to do is knit my way through each of these 20 or so projects (ha!).
So you can track my progress, I added my yarn stash to the sidebar at right. I’ll cross off yarn as I knit it up – but don’t expect to see anything done before I defend on August 4th!
Oh, and congrats to Spain - that was a beautiful goal! I was cheering for the Oranje, but only because I wanted tiny new Oranje fan Penny to get to see her team win when she was 10 days old. Spain played a great game.