half a stash?

My stash number seemed a bit on the low side to me, after all it "only" came out to 11.25 miles. I remembered posting that I had 12 miles at one point and then more later. I decided to go back and see what I used to have. On January 5th of this year I had 22.5 miles of yarn. I have managed to use or destash half of it while buying more yarn? That doesn't seem possible. According to my Ravelry projects page I have finished 28 projects since January, many were small such as toys or dishcloths but there were two sweaters for me, one short-sleeved, one 3/4-length, two pairs of socks for me and one pair of kid socks among that. Maybe it's possible that I used that much yarn. Ravelry doesn't lie though, does it?

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making a deal

I have been busy, traveling and knitting and… buying yarn. You saw the yarn I bought in the Netherlands. I then bought some hemp yarn in Philadelphia and Teenuh picked up some Sugar' n cream for me at Michael's because it was dirt cheap (DIRT CHEAP!) and then I had a bag of All Seasons Cotton waiting for me when I got home.


I finished an Ilene Bag, a double flower dishcloth and the socks for my nephew Sven.

ilene bagdouble flower dishclothsokken for sven

So, I'm realizing that I'm drowning in yarn. I keep buying sweater quantities but not finishing sweaters. I made a deal with Kristi, a yarn deal. The deal is that if either one of us buys yarn we have to pay each other $5 per 8oz of sock yarn or fiber or 16oz of sweater yarn. The exception is if we have used up twice what we're buying. I updated my Ravelry stash page tonight. I currently have 19805.7 yards of yarn. I used 90 yards of that to make the dishcloth, so I am counting that towards my next yarn purchase.

Now I'm off to work on my socks so I can get yarn to knit another pair. Wish me luck!

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