On Monday I mentioned the yarn stash, and how next year I’d like to do nothing but knit from stash or buy yarn from small-time producers.
And everyone was like, “Didn’t you say that last January? How did that go, by the way?”
I keep this ridiculously complicated and intricate Excel workbook to track my yarn usage. I freely admit that it is crazy to do this. But! It means that I can trot out figures like this with just a few minutes of clicking:
Yards of yarn in stash on 1/1/11: 24,209
Yards of yarn in stash on 11/30/11: 20,571
Yards of yarn used in 2011: 7,709
Obviously these numbers are still provisional, since it’s not the end of the year. (I TOLD YOU I WAS CRAZY ABOUT THIS.) But as you can see, I bought some yarn, and used some yarn, and overall I would say there was a pretty good flow.
But it also means that I still have 19.65 months of yarn on hand, at my current average rate. So there’s still some work to be done.
Ready for the chart?
Mm, I love a good chart.
I’ll try to get some pictures of the actual yarn soon. No promises – the weather has been pretty horrible lately.