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111  Re: 2012 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: June 22, 2012 12:59:30 PM
Folks have some awesome projects on here!  I know I often slow down when summertime rolls around, but that doesn't seem to be a problem for others.

I've got a stockpile of projects I haven't updated, so forgive the super long post.

First of all, the obligatory lapghans.

Pop Square by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

That finishes up the latest batch of acrylic.  I'm visiting the grandfolks next week, and if they try to send me home with more yarn, I might cry.  I haven't been able to work on my own stash for ages and ages.

And some more ConKerr pillowcases.  I set up to mass produce them last month, but didn't get around to it until this week.  There are a few more cut out and ready to go, but I've run out of steam for now.

(All from stash)

(had to buy a little for this one)

(the flannel shrank more than expected, so this one is a tad short)
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112  Re: 2012 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: May 31, 2012 02:13:49 PM
June Themes

thread and needle #1 by mr.beaver, on Flickr

Color: Rainbow
Pattern: Animals. And it doesn't have to be animal print unless you want to interpret it that way, or if you have lots of zebra print spandex lurking in your stash.
For: Kiddos – yours or someone elses', or simply the young at heart.
Challenge: Six month mark. Time to re-organize, take stock, and make plans for the second half of the year.
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113  Re: 12 Quilt Projects in 2012 Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: May 23, 2012 02:24:51 PM
I'm up to 3 quilts for 2012.  Yet another disappearing nine-patch, and a quilt-top I made last summer.  It's tied, which I hope still counts, since I could not for the life of me get our treadle machine to cooperate long enough to quilt.  It really cut the finishing time down, but I don't think I like it as much as the crinkly-quilted ones I've made.

Anna's Quilt by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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114  Re: Little Visitor 15 Gallery - Spring Festivities and Summer Blast in The Swap Gallery by gaudiknight on: May 23, 2012 02:01:23 PM
Millie is so excited I actually took her somewhere fun!  She had a grand time on our day-trip to DC.

Waiting for the Metro:

(It's dark down there, I'm amazed this picture came out at all)

A Monument!

(I may kinda spent the day in art galleries and therefore don't have as many pictures of Millie as she would like.)

Random Public Art:

She may be giving bad chess advice.  I couldn't tell who was winning.
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115  Re: 2012 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: May 23, 2012 01:54:47 PM
Yet another lapghan.  This one is made out of leftovers and well and truly ugly.  I was so happy that it was done so I wouldn't have to look at it any more, and then my grandmother gave me another bag of yarn for more.  I am DOOMED!

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116  Re: 2012 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: May 13, 2012 04:43:37 PM
Nifty bonnet, bananaleg.  I love the color.

michelleandbean - I've been dyeing to make dishcloths, but I don't have any appropriate yarn in my stash.  Yours look great.

And some destashing of my own.  This quilt top's been sitting around for months, and I just finally gave up wrestling with the treadle machine to do the quilting and went ahead and tied it.  I think it worked okay.

Anna's Quilt by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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117  Re: 2012 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: April 30, 2012 07:19:44 PM
May Themes

prevailing purple by paloetic, on Flickr

Color: Purple
Pattern: Numbers and letters.
For: Teachers, educators, etc. Maybe they're your kids', maybe they're yours. But they deserve some love.
Challenge: Mass produce something. It doesn't matter what it is, just make a lot of it. If nothing else, they make good gifts on hand.
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118  Re: 2012 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: April 30, 2012 07:17:59 PM
Sorry to be so scarce these last few weeks.  It's been a busy month, but some progress was made in the DeStashing effort.

Exhibit 1: another ConKerr pillowcase

Exhibit 2: uselessly short scarf

Also created a small scrapbook for a mother's day present for my grandma, but the pictures of pictures might be a bit boring, so I'll leave that to your imagination.
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119  Re: Little Visitor 15 Gallery - Spring Festivities and Summer Blast in The Swap Gallery by gaudiknight on: April 13, 2012 02:04:11 PM
Millie's enjoying the last of the dogwoods this spring, and scheming how she could take some home with her.

Also, that gallbladder looks truly evil.  It's going to be awesome in a bonfire.
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120  Re: 2012 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: April 02, 2012 06:36:35 AM

wild yellow by paloetic ... taking a break, on Flickr

April Themes

Color: Yellow
Pattern: Floral
For: The garden or great outdoors.
Challenge: Spring Cleaning time. We've all got things in our stash that we've been meaning to use eventually, if only we could figure out what to do with that sweater's worth of hot pink and purple yarn we've been saving since 1987 and have long since lost the pattern. Nothing says you have to keep it forever. You can take those oddities to the Goodwill, give them to a friend, or a local crafting group.
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