Friday, January 3, 2014

Cardiff to Swansea -- and back again.

No, I haven't been gallivanting about Wales lately. I have, sadly, never been to Wales. One day, one day...

I've also never travelled from Manchester to Leeds Return, or from Chicago to Milwaukee, Milan to Verona or Ludhiana to Amritsar, for that matter.

Know what these journeys have in common? They are all approximately 145 kilometres/90 miles driving distance.

You are underwhelmed by this fact, I am sure. Fair enough. Here's the thing: know what else is roughly 145 kilometres long? Let me give you a hint: 145 kilometres is, give or take a smidge, 159,180 yards.

159,180 yards.

Yep. My stash -- that is, the stuff  I've recorded on Ravelry -- if unwound and tied together, is long enough to travel between large cities. Sometimes twice. 

I was prompted to use Rav's "export to Excel" feature for the first time after seeing a bunch of my pals in the Pre-Process Knitters group 'fess up to the size of their stashes. Now, don't misunderstand me -- I knew my stash was out of control. But I have to admit seeing the actual total was somewhat...alarming.

Time to really get serious about stashing down, methinks.

I double-dog dare you to find out your total yardage. 



Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Years!

Yep, years, plural. It seems I've been away even longer than I'd thought.

Unsurprisingly, lots of things have changed chez Piggy since I last posted. Including Chez Piggy itself! I moved house at the end of last June, to an apartment much closer to work. I've been at the same place for more than a year, now! Lots of contract renewals, though -- it's not a permanent gig, at least not officially. But I'm pretty happy with the situation as it stands, so that's a good thing.

But the more things change...I'm still pre-processing, and still not finishing Christmas knitting on time! And still making resolutions to do better in the New Year. Let's see how we go in 2014, eh?