I've just put into my spreadsheet the yarn used for a blanket and a pair of socks I've finished in the last few days.
So far in 2012 I have:
Bought 8,324 metres of yarn (yes, I know - far too much and I don't even know why I bought a ball of 4ply baby yarn last Friday other than it's a pretty baby blue).
Used 11,211 metres of yarn.
This means that I've knitted or crocheted 2,887 metres more yarn than I've bought.
Which is a good thing. Not as good as having used 11,211 metres of yarn and not bought any, but at least I'm not negative on the yarn bought vs yarn used thing..... right?
The blanket is another Vintage Vertical Stripe which I made using various blue acrylic DK and white. The blue stripes vary in width in order - 3, 2, 1, with one row of white separating each blue stripe. I had to substitute some of the blues at the end as I ran out of a couple of the colours, but I think it looks ok.
I also finished my 'Marmite' socks.