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« on: May 09, 2007 03:32:29 PM »

. . . and picked up a skein of linen yarn.
$20?Huh
&$%@!
But I wanted it.
I wanted that yarn.
So I made myself a deal:
"Self," I said, while the saleslady gave me a strange look, "If you can made a dent in your stash - a substantial dent - then you can buy yourself two skeins of pricey yarn."
Now, my stash is tiddlywinks compared to some here.
But it was substantial enough. Here it is, a year and a half or so ago:



And this is what I did with it:



Seven inch by nine inch rectangles of garter stitch. ONE HUNDRED of 'em.

I gave them to my LYS this afternoon; there's a woman there who will make them into blankets for a battered women's shelter.

It took me approximately two months, during which I was ridiculed by my family for knitting during movies (in the movie theater), football games (in the stands), while reading, in class, while walking, even. The stash is currently smaller . . . but not small enough. I've got about 25 skeins of yarn and four 1-gallon ziplock baggies of odds and ends yet to knit up. THE STASHBUSTING CONTINUES!

(My favorite moment in all of this came when my English teacher called me out for knitting in class. When he asked what I was knitting, I told him I was stashbusting. A classmate behind me piped up, saying "That makes me think of you punching a guy with a mustache."  'stache-busting t-shirts, anyone?)
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2007 03:44:52 PM »

Ok. So your story about class actually made me laugh out loud at work. My workmates probably think I am crazy! Smiley

Good job stashbusting!
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2007 04:26:40 PM »

Wow, great job!  I wouldn't have the patience for that.  And I crochet in class sometimes too, but I haven't (and probably won't) tried knitting.  Yay!  So... Much...  Stash!!!  *goes crazy over your yarn pile*
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2007 04:46:22 PM »

Wow!  That is just amazing.  They look great arranged by color there.
I've made about five squares for a charity, and already it is so monotonous.  I envy your patience!
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2007 05:21:02 PM »

Maybe you should have replied that you were knitting blanket squares for a battered women's shelter. I imagine he would have shut right up and let you go on knitting (as long as you are getting your work done that is). I am only a lowly substitute, but if I saw someone knitting in class and they said that was the reason I'd leave them to it. I might even ask if I could help in any way!
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2007 05:25:26 PM »

Wow, great job!  What patience you have!  That's awesome that they'll be used in such a wonderful way.
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2007 05:42:46 PM »

That's great of you. You really deserve your pricey yarn!

And I knit in class all the time. Mostly my teachers say I can, but only if I make them something.

Which will not happen.
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2007 05:46:01 PM »

Hahaha stache-busting!
Great job, I'd never have the patience to do that.
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2007 05:46:38 PM »

Awesome story!  I loved every part.  And the squares look so cute and orderly in their little piles.  That's such a wonderful stashbusting idea!  *busts some staches to begin the new trend*

When I make deals with myself to buy expensive yarn, they usually involve me buying cheaper groceries. =[
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2007 06:34:53 PM »

Aw, that was so nice of you to do! I'm sure the squares will be very much appreciated.
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