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Topic: Christmas in July STASH BUSTER Swap...Sign-ups CLOSED Send by JULY 31  (Read 21137 times)
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« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2008 06:03:02 AM »

I have an entire wall of yarn, 11 ft long, 6 ft high, plus all the yarn that is in the rest of the house (hidden, so as not to look like I've got too much...).  So I'm pretty sure I can make a crapload of stuff.

I remember seeing pictures of all your yarn on your blog. Gobs in the living room, the hallway, hanging baskets, probably got some stashed in the cupboards and under the kids beds. Seriously, it's like a yarn store  Smiley You could probably open up your own yarn store and not have to buy any inventory...ever.  Grin I have about a 50th of the yarn you have but most of it is all novelty yarns and cotton yarns. I love making fun hats for my daughter out of it. I tried one time to crochet a sweater. I made the front, the back and then 2 sleeves. When I got ready to put it together the front was bigger and wider than the back and the sleeves were 2 different sizes. I think I worked 1 sleeve as 24 months and one sleeve as 4T. I don't know how I messed up on the rest. It took me 3 weeks to crochet the whole thing. Then after I messed up I threw it away and vowed never to crochet a sweater again. Maybe one day I'll try again. It was just kind of dissappointing.
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« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2008 06:22:56 AM »

I started a christmas sweater for my son last year (when he was 7), and I worked the back in a size 8, only adding length because he's tall.  Then I got bored and put it down.  I was thinking of finishing it for this christmas, but I re-measured him, and he needs a size 14 now....I think he had a growth spurt. Tongue

The pictures on my blog are from 2 years ago...it is much worse/better now.  My husband likes me to decorate with my yarn, especially the handspun that I get in swaps on craftster.  I was going to use some of it the other day, and he was all sad, because he thought it looked so nice in the living room.
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« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2008 11:25:38 AM »

So are we crafting what other people want or just things from our stash? I mean if it's too specific I might not have stuff to craft it. But if it's broad then it'll probably be doable. Like I want things for my kids (3 and 4). But I'm not picky so anything you could make from your stash would be cool. Is there a previous round gallery anywhere?

I also hope that there will be really broad requests, as I have many colors & types of yarn, but knowing my luck, if someone requested a specific color or type, I would not have it!  (or at least not be able to locate it in time, LOL)
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« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2008 11:32:28 AM »

Broad is good for me too.  I always have that problem, when someone requests something really particular, and I don't have the right color, or right weight, or right amount of yarn! 
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« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2008 11:33:10 AM »

I'm having a hard time thinking of small things that I could put on my wish list!  I would love to see what others are putting on their list so I can come up with some ideas here....
Everything I make tends to be big things  Shocked
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« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2008 11:52:54 AM »

I sent my info in. I have so many beads and jewelry making things that it is taking over my room. So if anybody wants jewelry, I'm your girl. I also have yarn and fabric although I don't think that my stash is quite as impressive as some of you ladies.  Smiley Buttons, I have way too many. Even though I am doing the I love Buttons Swap. So, ladies, I think that we are all in good company. Can't wait to get stash busting!
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« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2008 11:55:38 AM »

Like I said earlier, anything for my kids would be wonderful. Instead of 6 smalls could we do 2 larges? I have 2 kids so a large item each or 1 medium and 1 small each would be cool too if you can't think of smalls to make. They would love anything from a cute outfit to hats (crocheted/knitted/sewn) to stuffies, doll clothes, pillows for their bed, handmade soaps, cute bath scrubbies. I would REALLY like some squashed coasters. I just love the ones I've seen on craftster.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=157293.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=190857.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=199355.msg2130206#msg2130206
There are endless animals or creatures to make them in and I'm not picky so you could use whatever yarn you have available. That is if I get a knitter/crocheter.
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« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2008 11:58:35 AM »

I can't make the squashed coasters - okay I *could* make them since they are so in my capabilities and then some - sadly though I actually sold all my kitchen cotton thinking I would never use it so I sold literally two huge boxes of cotton... yeah.  regrets.  I have had a few...

I hear you on the crafting for the kids.  what is a spiffed up tshirt considered size wise these days??
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« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2008 12:00:49 PM »

So are we crafting what other people want or just things from our stash? I mean if it's too specific I might not have stuff to craft it. But if it's broad then it'll probably be doable. Like I want things for my kids (3 and 4). But I'm not picky so anything you could make from your stash would be cool. Is there a previous round gallery anywhere?

Partners will need to communicate and try to accomodate each others tastes/wants as best they can.  While understanding that their partner may not have the exact print fabric that they want or color/fiber of yarn available already in their stash.
For example:  If one indicated in their questionnaire that they crochet and listed sewing as one of the crafts they admire,  I would pair that person with someone that sews and admires crochet.  Then it would be up to the partners to communicate the size/number/type of items that they would be crafting for each other.

Here are some links to other similar swaps.  The participants came up with some very creative and quite lovely items for their partners using only supplies from their stashes.
 
Buy Nothing Swap Gallery
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=206228.0

Buy Nothing Swap Round 2 Gallery
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=219633.0

I'm having a hard time thinking of small things that I could put on my wish list!  I would love to see what others are putting on their list so I can come up with some ideas here....
Everything I make tends to be big things  Shocked

That's okay.  6 small items could translate into 12 crafting hours, so if you and your partner would like to craft by time instead of literal size that would work.

Should I change the 6 smalls minimum number of crafted items on page 1 to a minimum of 12 crafting hours instead?  Since there will be approx. 6 weeks to craft.  That way partners could choose the combination of items within that time frame according to Craftster's size guidelines?  Does that make any sense or am I just confusing things more?
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« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2008 12:33:10 PM »

I'm having a hard time thinking of small things that I could put on my wish list!  I would love to see what others are putting on their list so I can come up with some ideas here....
Everything I make tends to be big things  Shocked

I've got that same problem.  I don't like making knitted small things, because they tend to look REALLY small.  I have no problem swapping 6 mediums, or even a couple larges and a few mediums.  As long as I don't have to buy anything, its all good!
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