Four months of KFYS have passed. This is the stash photo I took at the beginning of KFYS, with the yarn I’d used or given away by the end of Feb crossed out:
This is how it looked on Friday, and a new photo of the current state of the stash:
The photos don’t show changes to the depth of the stash, unfortunately. The sock yarn stash box can be closed easily now (bottom left). The laceweight box has only one layer of yarn (bottom right). So large parts of the stash have got shallower.
But you can see that the box of red mohair is gone, and the handspun now has its own box instead of sitting off to the side. The 5ply in the little basket moved to the laceweight box.
While I did op shop most of the contents of the odd balls box (2nd from top right in old photo), I now have two new boxes (A and B) of project leftovers. What do you get when you finish lots of projects? Lot of leftovers.
All the 8ply is now in one box (C) and 12ply and fancy yarn is in another (D). As you can see, there’s a BIG HONKING GAP in the latter box. Woohoooo! Happy dance! Wheeeeeee!
Okay, time for my KFYS Confessions:
(1) I bought some yarn from Lynne on rule 2.e then some more to go with it on a very flexed rule 2.c after I found the perfect pattern, but I’ve put this project aside until after KFYS ends as a kind of reward to look forward to.
(2) I adopted a huge stash, which qualifies as gift yarn (rule 3). As with previous yarn purchase, I have put this aside until after KFYS ends.
(3) I have a lot of wips now, because I forgot to put the yarn for the Viking Tree Rune hat back before taking the photo, so I figured I’d better start it.
(4) I don’t think I can do this for another five months! That will mean knitting mainly vests, socks and accessories, and I think I may get bored not having a big garment to work on. But I’m not quitting yet. I’m sure I’ve got at least two more KFYS months in me.