Friday, 8 February 2013

Stash Busting Challenge Update - FOs

I have decided to take part in the Stash-Busting Challenge of 2013 since all my projects this year have been just that :) and thought I would start off by sharing how far I have got thus far.


This is my Stash drawer (Not my only stash, but the one that has specific projects attached to it, so a good place to start) - My stash that needs to be used up hopefully soon :)

All this yarn was bought with projects in mind.

Off the top of the Stash-Busting list were these:

1. Jassy's Jumper  Completed 530g



2. Birthday Gift for my Sister-in-law  Completed 100g

This is a FREE cap pattern, if you want to try it feel free to grab it HERE



3. Birthday Scarf for Kayla - Busy with it, hopefully finished sometime this weekend :)



4. Socks for me - Next

As you can see these will be made out of the corner of my stash drawer, it does make a slight dent and I am hoping to start them next week :)



5. Socks for Jas
6. Socks for Kay
7. Pullover for Hubby
8. Cleo for me
9. Scarf for me
10. Fingerless Gloves for hubby
11. Perfectly Pink Sweater

I will be sharing this with:

Tami, Linda, Wisdom begins in Wonder and.....

   


26 comments:

  1. Waouh very nice woll!!! I would love learn to knit me some socks I'm dream about but don't know where to start. Have you a good book to advice me??? Thank's for the answer.
    Blessings
    Sandra

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    1. Hi Sandra,
      You are in luck :) - Next Wednesday I will be posting a simple sock pattern that I created a while ago for you to use, for FREE, so please come back then :) You will also have the opportunity to contact me through the pattern, should you get stuck!
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  2. You have been busy. Love the jumper, I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one to leave loose loops over the back, its surprising how they tighten up as you knit. Good use of your stash. I too am trying to knit from just stash again this year!

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    1. Hi Sue,
      Thank you, yes, I find that if I do not over-exaggerate that thread I end up with all different dimensions in the fronts of the garments - very frustrating, so by explaining it, I hope to help others avoid that :) I did create a video (you can find it under the Youtube videos tab) to try and explain this clearly as well.

      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  3. Gorgeous projects - and good for you. I'm also stashbusting as part of my Second Year of Projects and it's really nice seeing some progress. Which reminds me, I haven't updated on that for ages!

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    1. Hi Sarah,
      Do you think it has something to do with the year? It seems to be a natural occurrence this year, and it does feel good :)
      Thanks for the visit.
      x

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  4. That fair isle jumper is just gorgeous, great work!
    I too made a dent in my stash drawer earlier this year - but the easy way - by giving the yarn to my mother, who is currently rediscovering the joys of knitting :)

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    1. Hi Carmela,
      Thank you kindly, I agree that would be the easiest way to de-stash :)
      Have a super weekend and thanks for dropping by.
      x

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  5. Liebe Nathalie, heute mal auf Deutsch(ich hab gesehen, du verstehst das) :-D Deine Projekte sind toll. Ich mag den Pullover besonders, aber auch die Mütze ist super. Solche Muster mag ich gern. Habe ein schönes Wochenende! Sabine.

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    1. Liebe Sabine,
      Das freut mich aber, mal einen Deutschen Kommentar zu lesen :)
      Vielen dank für die Netten Worte, ich wünsche dir auch ein Tolles Wochenende.

      x

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  6. Look at you go!

    I really should pull out all of my yarns and put them with the pattern I intended them to be used for. Maybe they'd get used. Great job.

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    1. Hi WonderWhyGal,
      Thank you, I hope I can stick with it, I have another draw as above with all mismatched yarns, that I think will be very challenging! If all else fails, blanket knitting will commence :)
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  7. You should join knit the queue on Ravelry - it's awesome and supportive. I am trying to only knit things I have yarn for - so far, so good. That sweater is beautiful!!! Have a knitty friday xx

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    1. Hi Vicki,
      Will look into the rav group, thanks :)
      x

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  8. Having already purchase 18 skeins of yarn so far this year, I would be the failing student in this class. LOL. But, all of the purchased yarn was for specific projects, and I had no suitable yarn in my stash. None was bought as a whim, so I am giving myself a slight pass.

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    1. Hi Chrisknits,
      I think you can definitely see that as a necessity, right? If I don't have the right wool for a certain project I won't knit it - period, I think you are doing great :)
      x

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  9. It can be overwhelming to see all the stash together...but thwe good news is that you are progressing. At the end od the year you will be surprised how much you have accomplished. But most important is to enjoy the process...and make beautiful things, which you have certainly done!

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    1. Hi Ana,
      I agree, I haven't even shown a picture of my non-projecty yarn, that drawer is filled with a various assortment which I haven't the faintest idea what to do with just yet...pretty daunting :O
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  10. You are doing really well, that jumper is beautiful. if you want me to keep a tab on your totals just let me know how much yarn you have busted at the end of February :)

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    1. Hi Linda,
      Thanks I will do :)
      Thanks for the cool challenge, and for visiting.
      x

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  11. The jumper is lovely. I wouldn't dare tackle something so intricate. I was interested to read your doing a simple sock pattern. I'm looking for a new challenge.
    Ali x

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    1. Hi Ali,
      Yes, the sock pattern will be available tomorrow (Tuesday 12th Feb), with others scheduled for later.
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  12. Well done you for taking the challenge. I'm doing the Cold Sheeping, so hopefully by doing so I'll make a dent in my stash too! Love your projects, wish I could do colourworks like you :)

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    1. Hi Cathy,
      Love that expression "Cold Sheeping", hopefully you aren't having too many withdrawal symptoms :)
      If you want to attempt colour work maybe try my Free Cap pattern, I will stand by your side in-case you have trouble. I have a two-toned project that will be posted for you to try in the middle of March, so maybe come back for that otherwise?

      Thanks for visiting.

      x

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  13. Lots of great projects completed and ready to go.

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    1. Hi Crafty Gardener,
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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