My knitting/crochet mojo, long missing, has resurfaced. I have been looking at knitting books borrowed from the library, and thinking about what I might knit as Christmas presents (yes, I know it’s only August, but I start my Christmas knitting in September, to avoid the ‘knitting frantically on Christmas Eve’ panic I have experienced in the past) and the urge to pick up my needles and hook has returned.
So I’ve been stocktaking. Before the knitting mojo deserted me, I made a pledge that this year, I would use at least as much yarn as I bought. This seemed, at the time, realistic. I wasn’t saying I’d buy no yarn (because we all know how that would work out) and I wasn’t committing to knit with the exact yarn I bought (because that would be stifling). Just that there’d be a bit of a ‘one in, one out’ principle applied.
So, having had a few yarn-craft-free months I thought I’d better see how much yarn I’d bought that was still unknitted. I think, to be fair, I have to look at length, not weight – 100g of chunky yarn is much quicker to knit than 100g of laceweight. And the slightly shocking total is, um, 5649 metres. And that doesn’t include the stuff I’ve already used this year (quite a lot). In fairness, one seventh of this is contained in a single skein of laceweight yarn, but still. I think it’ll be a bit of a tall order to get through over a kilometre a month between now and New Year. But I shall make a valiant effort, and shall keep you apprised of my progress!