Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WIP Wednesday and first stash report of the year

The Easy Street blocks aren't much further along than before... every evening that I have a chance to sew, I make one or two.  But so far that hasn't been much!  I'm making the B blocks first because I'm trying to use a variety of lime green in each one and I need 9 different squares.  
In Seattle we visited two quilt shops and one yarn store.  I completed last year with NO yarn or fiber purchases (okay, maybe one sweater to unravel!), and only necessary fabric purchases, necessary meaning "needed to complete a specific project."  I was successful in using enough of my quilt stash that I decided I could buy some fabric, but I ended up only buying one yard of Seattle fabric at the West Seattle Fabric company, and 1 yard of northwest fish fabric at the Undercover Quilts store,  both intended for Steve for boxers.  And 4 FQs of Nancy Drew fabric, too, which I don't know yet what I'll do with, but it was just cool, you know?  I bought a Crazy Zauberball because I've always kind of wanted one at So Much Yarn.  Oh, and you can see the Apricot and Huckleberry teas we bought at Pike Place Market.  So: the first stash report of the year:
Stash Report:
Quilting fabric:
Fabric used this week: 0 yards (hope to finish Easy Street before end of January)
Fabric used year to date: 0 yards
Added this week: 3 yards
Added year to date: 3 yards
Net used for 2013: -3 yards

Knitting yarn:
Yarn used this week: 420 yards for Steve's socks that are almost bound off but will be blogged later
Yarn used year to date: 420 yards
Yarn added this week: 450 yards for Zauberball
Yarn added year to date: 450 yards
Net used for 2013: -30 yards
I'm in the hole in both categories, but not by too much.
Normally I link up to Judy L.'s stash reports but I'll probably just wait until her next one.  Evaluating the WIPs, I'm literally almost finished with the first pair of socks, and the pair I want to make for Daniel is calling me but I need to clear the first pair off the needles first.  Easy Street is making slow progress, and the two other WIP goals I set for January have not even been touched yet -- they are the wool cat toy and the hand applique on the Piecemaker's calendar block.


Beth said...

Saw you easy street and had to check it out. Like the red in there. Good luck on the finishes!

Sabrina said...

I love your easy street fabric selection! So pretty!

DeeDee said...

I am not sure if I could have just walked out of a quilt shop with only 1-2 yards of fabric. It is fun to see Easy Street made in different colors.

Angie @ said...

wow - i know that easy is in their name, but they do not look easy! Great job :)