Monday, January 31, 2011

Yarn Diet '11- The First Month

The first month of the yarn diet is complete today. Can't you believe it? I thought the first month would be something awful, craving to buy yarn and not getting anything done. Fortunately, that wasn't the case. I haven't used any of my 5 purchases, nor have I really wanted to.

I did make one purchase to Knit Picks for yarn that I will be dyeing and selling, as well as some better knitting needles so I don't have the pain that I went through with my first hat again. I figured that this doesn't count toward my 5 purchases, since I will not be keeping any of the yarn for myself, but will be selling it.

I thought it would be fun to document how many skeins were knitted/crocheted, how many FOs you had and how many purchases you made at the end of each month. In February, I hope to go through a lot more yarn, as I will be doing larger projects that will take up many skeins. We'll see how that goes.

Here are my stats:

Skeins used in the month of January: 3
Total skein count left: 241
Total FOs completed in January: 6 (wow, go me! The 6 are: a hat, a purse, 3 washcloths and fingerless gloves.)
Total yarn purchases in January: 0
Total purchase remaining: 5

How did the first month of Yarn Diet '11 shake out for you? If you post about it, be sure to link it to our ongoing Yarn Diet Mr Linky.


  1. I have still only used the one skein and I think my FO is very low, possibly at zero. :/

  2. Alea, you've finished something this year I thought! Your dad's hat?

  3. Oh yeah I guess you are right. I did most of it in December though lol.

  4. That's alright. You FINISHED in January! ;)