Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wow, That Was Dismal

Yesterday was the last day of the "Race to the Bottom" challenge on Ravelry, which I helped moderate.  An 18-month challenge to potentially use up all one's stash (if possible) or an estimated 30,000.  Several people cleared out over 100,000 yards of yarn.  Me, I did an astounding 7,474.1 yards over a total of 18 months.  415 yards a month--that's just pathetic.  It did earn me the funniest badge ever,
The Dryer Lint Level participation badge! 

We'll be starting another 18-month challenge on May 1, and at least I'll have nowhere to go but up.

4 comments:

RobinH said...

Okay, let's try a little math. 100,000 yards, if you had it in 200 yard skeins would be 500 skeins of yarn. Or, more than one skein per day. Now. I *might* be able to do that if I were retired, immobilized, *and* had been imprisoned in a cell with yarn and no books. But that's pretty hard core. And that doesn't count sewing progress. Plus you were employed for some of that time. Really 415 yards a month isn't so bad. You just have to keep at it.

Kathleen C. said...

Your stash was not built in a day... or even in 18 months... Just keep on keeping on and you'll get there! Although, I rather like the dryer lint sheep...

Anita Palmer said...

Love it! Just think, 400+ yards a month for 18 months is a lot of yarn to have been put into wearable garments!
Anita

Mereknits said...

Who wants to win when they can get this cool badge instead!