Wednesday 31 July 2013

Stash-Busting Work In Progress

stash-busting 2013

Whew, another month gone, can't believe it!
As today is the end of July I am going to update you on my Stash-Busting efforts for this month.

If you have been following this space each Wednesday, you will have seen that I have spent this month finishing up most of my stash drawer on my Stash-busting Blanket. 

stash-busting blanket

I am just about finished my last ball of beige :( Which means I will have to be ordering some more over the next while to complete the blanket and until then it will go into hibernation, which is a pity, but that is just how some things progress! 

stash-busting blanket 2013

It has reached the size of just under 132cm which is still a entire meter away from where I need it to be. Now to work out how much more yarn I will be needing --- hmm I am sure hubby will help me with that :)

I want to stay away from ordering new yarn until my drawer is empty for that really great feeling of achievement, so I better hurry and get the new/old projects done and out of the way!

 The good news is that as the blanket stands it is stash-busted, so this morning I weighed it and was amazed to find out that the blanket weighs 1'749g :O

stash-busting Challenge

If I add that to my stash-busting total of this year so far:


Wow - 3.5kg of wool - that is incredible!

So a recap on my stash-busting drawer and projects:

1. Jassy' Jumper - Completed
2. Birthday Gift for my Sister-In-Law - Completed
3. Birthday Scarf for Kayla - Completed
4. Socks for me - Completed
5. Socks for Jas - Completed
6. Socks for Kay - Completed
7. Pullover for Hubby
8. Cleo for me - busy
9. Scarf for me
10. Fingerless Gloves for hubby - Completed
11. Perfectly Pink Sweater - Completed

I will be picking up my Cleo again after today and try to get that finished asap as I would like to move on to hubby pullover before the cold returns!

Knitting madness hangout
Last Friday was our monthly knitting madness hangout, it was so much fun! We have since grown to 3 participants which is awesome and it such an amazing time spent with wonderful, interesting people, talking about what we love most - knitting and everything that includes :)

The new date for the next hangout is planned and posted. I would love to see some of you there in August. To find out more and secure your spot Click HERE

Reading-wise: I have received "The Liberty Tree" from Book Depository and will be doing a review on this book for you all shortly.
book-club hangout

Talking of books - I hope you will consider joining in my "Turning The Pages" Book-club  which you can attend from the comfort of your own home :) For more info go HERE

wall-hanging diyTomorrow on Tutorial Thursday Linky Party I will be showing you how I created this Wall Hanging.

Do come by and link up your crafts and creative posts from this last week and don't forget to vote for your favourite link from last Thursday HERE

I will be sharing this post over at my usual lovely ladies and a monthly catch-up over at Linda :)

See you soon.


  1. What a fab blanket, I love to see stash busting projects. Deb x

    1. Hi Deb,
      Thank you kindly :), Thanks for visiting.

  2. Wow, over 3.5 kg ... that's awesome. You've accomplished lots!

    1. Hi Minding My Own Stitches,
      Thanks :) Crochet seems to be the best options for using up stash fast!
      Have a great rest of your week.

  3. Great progress in your stash-busting!!! and the blanket is looking amazing. It is going to be huge and so beautiful

    1. Hi Ana,
      Thank you so much, you are so kind :)
      Have a super rest of your week and thanks for visiting.

  4. Well done Natalie you are doing great with your stash busting, your blanket is looking great!I will update your totals. :)

    1. Hi Linda,
      Thank you so much, and thanks for visiting.

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    1. Hi sweetpea family,
      Thanks so much for visiting.

  6. It's coming along great.

  7. So awesome to see it coming along so wonderfully.

    1. Hi Tamara,
      Thank you so much for visiting :)

  8. July wasn't a stahsbusting month at all. I have to do more in August. :-)


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