Of course, as soon as I finished Kayla’s masks the dog chewed up my husband’s favorite mask. And while he has other masks he could wear, they just didn’t fit right. So I am back to the drawing board to make him a mask that fits. But I’m not done yet because there’s no rush and my plan is to finish them tonight.
All this to say, I’ve got nothing used and nothing added. Although the whole mask thing with the hubby made me want to go to the LQS to buy some fabric more appropriate for manly masks. Luckily, the thought of getting appropriately dressed and out of the house, was too much effort so I went through a few bins and found black fabric for the outfacing layer and browns and grays for the inner layer. The plan today is to make one to determine the right measurements and then make a handful more for him and my son. With luck, I’ll be able to claim a yard used next week.
In other good news, I added the leaves to my Q20 and put the quilt “staycation” under the needle. My progress is not great and I plan to take more pictures and post them for you over the next week. I only did about an hour yesterday and my plan is to take 15 minutes every day to quilt a bit. I’m learning how to use a ruler and the result is awful. But I’m getting better as I go on and that’s all that matters. So soon, this quilt will be done and I can finally add this to the usage numbers.
Go to more stash reports at QuiltPaintCreate who now hosts the Sunday Stash. I’ll be linking up there this morning.
The fabric stash:
- Used since last time: 0 yards
- Used year to date: 1 yards
- Added since last time: 0 yards
- Added year to Date: 7 yards
- Net added for 2021: 6 yards
Last week, I said that I had some finished socks finished but hadn’t taken pictures so I didn’t include them in my used numbers.
That’s 2 skeins used. I was very close to buying yarn as I received an email from my favorite dyer, Voolenvine, with her weekly update email and the itch to click over to buy was very strong. Luckily, she has a very dedicated following and her shop is generally out of stock 15 minutes after her weekly update. So I have to set an alarm, know exactly what I want and be ready when her update opens. And, I didn’t set that alarm so the update past me by. In addition, I’ve been watching a new to me podcast, The Bearded Purl, and the last few episodes have them going on and on about this yarn that is more natural or rustic than I’m used to buying or wanting to buy. Which is probably why I want it. I don’t have a lot of that rustic stuff and I like to buy things I don’t already have a lot of. But in both cases, I was able to restrain myself. I have a lot of yarn and I do not nearly knit as quickly as some of my friends. So, I need to make a huge dent before I can even think about buying. Just writing this depresses me so I think I’m setting myself up for failure on this end as there is no way I can’t buy yarn. I’ll have to think of a way to make it so that I can still buy yarn but be using more than adding.
The yarn stash:
- Used since last time: 2 skeins
- Used year to date: 2 skeins
- Added since last time: 0 skeins
- Added year to date: 0 skeins
- Net used for 2021: 2 skeins
~Have a quilty week!