Saturday, August 30, 2014

100 833

100 833!  That's how many page views I've had since Blogger has been keeping track!  I noticed last month that I was getting close, but I didn't think I'd be over the 100 00 mark by so much before I noticed.  Between trips, and computer issues, I haven't had much time for blogging.  I hope to get more regular once the kids are back in school. I've got quite a bit to show, but most needs to just get finished up.  Or "real" photos.  It's hard to show a newborn romper, just laying flat in the grass.'s late, I'm off to bed.  Hopefully I'll have some new stuff for you in a couple days!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Yardage Pt2

I went to Michaels and was able to get another ball in the same dye lot, and use a 40% off coupon.  Yay.  Now, what will I do with the 90yds left over? LOL.   Messaged the client to arrange deposit and she hasn't answered yet.  Do I start anyway?  Everyone seemed to want one of these hoodie when someone posted the picture on Facebook, but I can't imagine toddlers will actually like them....they'd turn their head, but the hoodie is oversized, so it doesn't move....
Also picked up some "pumpkin orange" for a potential order.

Yarn In:  128gr + 170gr + 5862gr = 6160gr
Yarn Out:   2655gr
Balance: 3505gr more brought IN than out
Cost: $6.77 + $307.72 = $314.49/227 days = $1.39/day

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


I'm going to be knitting an animal hoodie.  The client suggests size 10-15 months.  I have the actual pattern, and the size choices are 6-9 month and 12-18 months.  I guess 9-12 month olds wouldn't wear this?  Anyway, the yarn requirement for 6-9 months is 108yds.  It's mainly in one colours, with a small amount in a second colours (inside the ears).  The recommended yarn, that I'm using, is 106yds per ball.  Ugh.  The 12-18 month size takes 125yds.  Even trying to resize in between these won't make it a one ball project.  I have ONE ball.  I can get more, but not necessarily the same dyelot.  Ugh.  These animal hoodies seem really popular, so hopefully I'll get more orders for the light cream version....

Friday, August 15, 2014


One day, my youngest wanted to rollerblade.  She sat on the basement stairs to put them on, while I looked for all the gear.  I found a cloth tote bag, cheapy-give-away-from-politician.  Inside, was a nearly finished blue pod, in Patons "Divine".  WHAT?!

I went  to my Facebook biz page and asked if I had promised a blue pod to anyone.  No one recalled anything, but one woman responded that she'd buy it.  The same woman that bought the grey pixie bonnet a few posts back!  I quickly finished it off and got it in the mail.

Aww!  I love that yarn.  Of course, it seems to be discontinued!

I picked up some more white "mohair" at Value Village; $2.14 for 119gr.  Also picked up more of the Sirdar Snuggly for the cardi I've been machine knitting for what seems like forever.  Five balls, two of brown, three of taupe.  It's a different dye lot, and I'm not sure I'm happy with it.  I've been trying to get to a different store to check out another dye lot, but I've been so busy.  And away.  I had 45 days to return it, I think I might be past that now :(  And, where is the bill?  I'm going to guessimate, $4.99/ball (Mary Maxim's price)...250gr for $28.19.

Yarn In: 119gr + 250gr + 5493gr = 5862gr
Yarn Out:   50gr + 2605gr = 2655gr
Balance: 3207gr more brought IN than out
Cost: $30.33 + $307.72 = $338.08/227 days = $1.49/day

Friday, August 01, 2014


Just a quick post as I'm between vacations, LOL!

I had a comment on the Violet Sunset post about my Yarn Totals at the bottom of most of my posts.  For several years now, I've been keeping track of how much money I spend on yarn, how many grams I buy/acquire, and how much I use up/give away.  I chose grams because much of my yarn is thrifted, vintage, or unlabeled, so I don't know the yardage.  I take how much I spend, and divide it by the number of days in the year so far, to figure out my "per day" yarn costs.  I don't add in the costs for needles, patterns, buttons, etc.

It's been interesting.  I'm down in productivity this year, I think.  If I was at my regular computer I would be able to link to the recaps, but if you choose "Confessions" under the Labels, over on the right, you should be able to find them :)