Episode 157: Fun with Excel or Year of the Hat

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Finished Hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith  and I Hardly Know Her Hat by Pamela Northrup.

Cast on and finished hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith  and Flora Hat by Margaux Hufnagel.

Cast on hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith and the Norwegian Star Earflap Hat by Tiennie.  Dark teal and yellow

Cast on hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using Schaefer Nicole Yarn in Billie Holiday colorway.

Interesting Stash facts….well interesting to me.

  • I own more fingering weight stash than anything else.  Makes up more than a third of my stash (36%).  Worsted is next with almost a quarter (22%), and then DK with 15%.
  • Own less than 1% of stash in Super Bulky and Lace weight.
  • For a long time Purple and Red were my favorite colors.  Together they make up almost a quarter of my stash at 24%.  But shockingly Green and Blue rock it!  again more than a third of my stash (36%) in those two colors.
  • Natural and White are clearly my least favorite with less than 2% in each of these.
  • And I knew I liked wool but… more than 3 Quarters of my stash is majority wool (79%).  Shocking!  Alpaca and Cotton are next with 8 and 9% each.  I’d happily not have anything besides wool in my stash.  That is to say I’d replace wool but I wouldn’t replace the Alpaca, cotton, acrylic stuff.  So focusing on knitting those up would be great.
  • And lastly in terms of weight, whats weighing the most? Worsted and Fingering are holding me down almost evenly, 27/28%.  Have so many more yards of fingering.

Boy and House Adventures…

Tristan “No more monkey butt!”
New trim and shutters on the house

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