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Topic: 2010 DeStash-Along-CLOSED--Join us in the 2011 Destash Along  (Read 245162 times)
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« Reply #1160 on: June 29, 2010 08:33:29 AM »

I haven't done much destashing lately, but I haven't added anything to my stash either.

Here's some pouches I made in may when I had spare moments at school. The grey one is for my pattern drawing supplies (rulers, glue, tape, pencil case etc.) and the other is for sewing supplies (scissors, pins, needles etc.). I put scissors and pin cushion for scale.

My sister asked me to make a small pouch for her, but I made three. She took all of them, but I'm not sure if she's going to keep them. She said she'll keep the one with buttons for sure, but might give the others to her friends.

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https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=346098.msg4089209;topicseen#msg4089209 (the last picture)

« Reply #1161 on: June 29, 2010 09:08:18 AM »

It is somewhat heartening to see that I am not the only one slipping on my de-stash resolution.  But we've been at this for six + months now, so it is understandable that we've hit a bit of a lag.  It is time, therefore, to put back on our de-stashing battle armor and return to the fray.

Last year for motivation I kept a log of what projects I had made and how much stash supplies they were using up compared to how much I was adding to my stash.  (It was easier to do then,  as I only bought two balls of yarn the entire year  Tongue)  This year I figured out that I've used up around 18 balls of yarn in 8 different projects, and brought in around a dozen balls of yarn.  Not exactly effective de-stashing, but since the new yarn is all fingering weight the volume has gone down considerably.


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« Reply #1162 on: June 29, 2010 11:46:14 AM »

I've gotten a few projects done but I'm not making any quick progress. I did some sorting of material/clothing for repurposing and I really need to get sewing if I'm going to get prefolds and fitted diapers done before this kid gets here.

I should hopefully have some knitted projects to post soon. Nothing overly exciting but destashing nonetheless!

Gaudiknight - most of my new yarn is fingering weight too. Funny how my yarn seems to keep moving to lighter weights. I just bought my first lace weight too.

« Reply #1163 on: June 29, 2010 02:41:35 PM »

Aw, how cute!  I especially love his little ears.

« Reply #1164 on: June 29, 2010 05:10:05 PM »

Such a sweet and happy monkey--I love him. Smiley

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« Reply #1165 on: June 29, 2010 07:38:39 PM »

Ok, so not going good on destash - I bought more fabric, but it will be used up by July 20th.  I had bought pink but then sil said my niece wants to be barbie island princess for her party, ok, we'll see what I can do, she gets her wish and it only cost me $8 - I'll shar pics when it's done.  As for the pink, I normally do an outfit for her 'party' at our house to, she's crazy about pigs at the moment, so perhaps it will be a "princess of the piggy's outfit".

On another not, I am getting rid of garbage and managed to get all my books AND games into one cupboard, my desk is still needing cleaning, and I want to destash some beads.

Looking for the free row by row patterns.  If you are able to get me one from your town I will paypal you $2 for postage.
« Reply #1166 on: June 29, 2010 09:35:25 PM »

I finally finished my sweater. It was inspired by the forest. The brown looks purple in some lights, but it is brown like bark and the green bubble stitch it supposed to represent the rounded tree tops.  I used up almost all of the green from stash, some of the brown from stash, a skein of the cream from stash and had to buy another to finish. I have plans for the rest of the cream and might  make something out of the brown with the last of the green as an edging. Maybe a pixie hat?

I did not have a pattern for this, but made a ragland sleeve shape then crocheted the yoke after it was sewn together. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit me so my daughter gets it. My son was upset because she gets everything.


« Reply #1167 on: June 30, 2010 04:28:32 AM »

That sweater is really cute!

I'm not doing so well on the de-stash front, either. I have been working my way through my acrylic yarns, but since I need something that drapes better for weaving, I bought some sweaters at the thrift store for frogging. I did get some of them taken apart yesterday, and dyed a little bit last night, but they need to be dealt with before they just sink into my stash.

I might take a couple of them along when I bring the kids to the park today. Frogging is dusty work and best done outside.

One of my skeins, I was going for a plum shade, but it ended up looking more like the color of ground beef to me. I'm not sure what I will do about my meat yarn yet. Cheesy Maybe I could crochet a giant piece of bacon? Eh, I'll probably attempt dyeing it again, or ply it with another color. I was just to heavy on the red kool aid.

I am scared of messing with RIT dyes in my kitchen, and don't want to order any dyes right now anyway, so for now my yarns will use whatever food colorings are readily available to me. If I dye something again today, I'm using the little box of ancient food coloring from the bottom of my messy spice drawer (which also needs de-stashing).

« Reply #1168 on: June 30, 2010 06:31:32 AM »

Here's the meat yarn. The picture does not get the colors quite right, but it is just the same shade as ground beef that is probably still edible, but dubious.

Owen, my ten year old birthday boy, told me that when he stood back further from the yarn, it looked even meatier to him. He helpfully suggested that I might try to knit a sausage from it.  Cheesy

I am going to try over-dyeing it. Right now, it's too icky to use.

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« Reply #1169 on: June 30, 2010 06:43:10 AM »

LaughingLark; I can't really judge that yarn since it looks purply to me, not brown. But I'll trust you. Also, which type of loom is that again? It looks nice and small and I have a small amount of room so that may be a good size for me.

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