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Topic: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along (CLOSED)  (Read 247509 times)
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« Reply #690 on: March 12, 2013 08:47:32 PM »

JessKelly I love your jigsaw quilting, how cool!
craftylittlemonkey Holy Smokes! That is a serious amount of stuffies!  I LOVE that black and gray argyle one.
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« Reply #691 on: March 12, 2013 08:48:55 PM »

Been busting stash, making some swap stuff (I HAVE GOT to get it out this week), some pj eaters, and a blouse for myself.
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« Reply #692 on: March 13, 2013 06:05:57 AM »

J_Kieviet-- pj eaters?  Are they some kind of toy where kids store their pajamas during the day in the toy's mouth?
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« Reply #693 on: March 13, 2013 10:34:32 AM »

I haven't got much destashing done, but I'm going to have to destashing lots one way or another now. If all goes well we'll be moving 1600 miles in four months. That means leaving behind my I laws storage unit where the majority of my crafting stash has been stored.
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« Reply #694 on: March 13, 2013 01:13:35 PM »

I was wondering also if any of you question just making stuff just because you have the stash...I saw a cute jeans bucket thing...I have lots of jeans...but then I started thinking about what I would do with it...I realize I make a lot of things like hats and pouches just because I have the stash and not because I am going to use, sell or give the item away...any of you do that or is it just me?

That right there is the reason I have so many scarves.  I always seem to buy skeins of yarn in pairs with the logic that one skein is too little but they're too expensive to buy three.  So I end up with two and then months later when I dig it out of my stash I can't think of anything else to make other than a scarf.  And I love knitting scarves, don't get me wrong!  I'm basically a process knitter and have more fun with the techniques and yarn than the finished product.  I just need to find a good outlet for more of my scarves, since my family and friends are becoming  saturated and I'm running out of storage space.

With that being said, anyone have some good ideas for using up two skeins of worsted weight yarn besides scarves?

melerific - there is nothing quite like a move for destashing motivation.  Best of Luck!
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« Reply #695 on: March 13, 2013 03:36:09 PM »

Although I have made NADA progress on destashing recently, I do have a suggestion for the scarves.  Make them and donate them to a soup kitchen, a church, a social services agency (welfare), daycares, etc....  I work for a school for low income families, and I make scarves for the students each Xmas, and a lot of the students wear them for the rest of the winter.  I've also been to the other places too, and have seen those items donated and used.  Then you get to use up the yarn, enjoy the process, and also feel good about what you are doing!

I also like to make mediumish sized crocheted totes and handsew a lining into them...it destashes both the yarn and the fabric stash!

I'm also making a bunch of water bottle holders for my girls' teachers as 'end of the year' gifts.  It's using up my cotton yarn stash, although they can be made with probably any type of yarn...I've used acrylic before.
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« Reply #696 on: March 13, 2013 04:22:38 PM »

gaudiknight, have you seen the book One Skein Wonders? I think there's a few in that series now. I don't knit, but sometimes my daughter does. Which mean everybody gave her random yarn. So, I bought her the first book, but the library might have these!
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« Reply #697 on: March 13, 2013 05:14:16 PM »

I second the charity knitting, esp if you knit for the process and techniques. I am thinking of making some baby hats to take to hospital with me when I have this bub in a few weeks. With my first he was in the special care nursery for a few days and we got a cute hat and cardigan to take home from the knits that all the "old ladies" knit for the babies (according to the nurses in the nursery lol). Or I might take some yarn with me and make some whilst I'm in hospital.

I also have a book called "one ball knits" - probably similar to "one skein wonders" and whilst I have only made one thing so far (my yarn stash isn't so huge yet that I have exactly the weight and length of yarn called for - I am more of a fabric hoarder) it has some awesome-looking projects in it. There's a shawl, a felted hat and a shrug that are the reasons I bought the book!
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« Reply #698 on: March 13, 2013 07:33:19 PM »

I've made several fabric busting projects, but they are for swap partners so I won't post them yet Smiley

I did whip up these two pads though. I hate when the detergent and softener drip all over my washer & dryer - that is the downside of the kiddos helping with the laundry Smiley



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Anyway, I have some more of this print and I'm going to make a cheery curtain for my laundry room window later this week!
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« Reply #699 on: March 14, 2013 05:47:34 AM »

I donate my scarves to charity. I have an insane amount of yarn I'm trying to use up. I don't have the attention span to knit something like a sweater or a complicated stitch pattern. I also like things that are portable. I would say 75% of my knitting is scarves that eventually go to charity. My current batch will be donated to the food bank where my Dad volunteers.

texscrapper, that is a brilliant idea. I feel like the top of my dryer is always sticky.
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