So at the start of the year I said “I am not buying any yarn in 2020”.
Then in February I added a caveat to the yarn buying ban, that buying yarn for weaving didn’t count.
So how am I doing this year, as it is now 6 months since I introduced the caveat?
Here’s how I started the year:
And here is where I am now:
Erm…..oops! On the plus side just think how much I could have had by now if I hadn’t been trying not to buy any!!
So here’s my excuses…
This variance of 15.28 miles of yarn represents 18.12 miles incoming and 2.84 miles outgoing.
0.51 miles of incoming homespun yarn is obviously not an issue and really an achievement, because it would be good to have more than a mile spun during the year. In the whole of 2019 I only spun 0.61 miles, so I think I could manage to spin a mile of yarn this year. (That is finished length, not all the miles of singles spun and then plied).
1.16 miles of knitting yarn is fine because that is made up of a gifted skein from Alissa at Head Knits blog; items frogged in February; 3 skeins because I had bought the wrong shade of yellow and blue for my Minions and then there is the New Lanark Yarn I bought in their sale, as I would like a 2nd Such a Winter’s Day one day and the yarn is only going to go up in price.
So overall the knitting/crochet and handspun is fine.
16.13 miles of incoming weaving yarn!!!! Hmm. Well, its a good job I have bought a 32″ loom, because working through all that on my 10″ loom would probably take many many years. So this week I will be warping some of the 8/4 cotton I have to make some tea towels/dish towels for us and for gifts. This should burn through my stash quite well, and when I then go on to weave my 8/2 cotton (half the thickness, but you double it on the warp, single on the weft) then I will really start burning through some miles.
I think I’ve made a pretty good case for myself there and as far as spending money is concerned I have spent a quarter of what I spent by this time last year, so that’s also a positive and has covered the cost of my loom, stand and accessories.
Once I get to the point of buying yarn to make the Havana Afghan then I will have a major increase in yarn, but I am determined to make some room first before that happens. So I need to get a move on and keep my productivity going.
So I’ll get back to Mundane Monday housework and then get cracking on warping my loom for the next project.