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« Reply #540 on: February 01, 2011 11:39:40 AM »

Don't you use your fabrics for your hoops as well?  They are so awesome...

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« Reply #541 on: February 01, 2011 11:43:57 AM »

Yeah definitely for those too  Cheesy

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« Reply #542 on: February 01, 2011 01:08:05 PM »

I joined the bookmark swap, so that ought to be good for destashing paper, but not much though. Bookmarks are like the Teesha Moore of papercrafting. Smiley I've also been asked by a friend to make some cards so that should help a bit too. I'm really bad about hoarding paper. I tend to hold onto it, waiting for the "perfect" project, all the while my stash keeps growing.

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« Reply #543 on: February 01, 2011 01:42:18 PM »

Thank you all for your kind remarks about my bag.  Momcuellar yeh I just used the material as it was.  I havent got too far into my customization yet! It felt very nice to use some stash up AND one of my friends saw it and requested one the same so I've got a commission and get to use up even more fabric!  This morning I made up the structure of the next bag and have enough fabric left for one more (so long as it is lined in a different material.)  When that is finished I shall have used up one whole piece of fabric from my stash Smiley.
I feel like I can never make progress.  even if I use up a bit of fabric or a ball of yarn, there are always... hundreds of others still in the stash. well. Maybe not hundreds...
Dont lose heart.  I totally agree with Alwaysinmyroom atleast you are keeping it under control and you dont really want to rush things.   Im sure you could happily use it all up really, but its always nice to have something in stock. I would love to actually have a bigger stash, so I always have what I need; when I need it.  I would also love a designated craft room.  This isn't really possible for me until I get a better job and a more permanent place to live.  My stash needs busting because I cannot keep moving it from one temporary accomodation to the next.  Im probably lucky that keeping my sewing machine is an option.  

« Reply #544 on: February 01, 2011 01:48:11 PM »

I was hoping that I could use up all of this eyelash/fun fur yarn in this three-ply art yarn experiment. No luck. I wound it onto one of my bobbins to make it twisty so it would ply better, and about half of it is still on the bobbin. Cheesy Technically, this is still in my stash, but I turned a shade of yellow wool I didn't much care for and some annoying furry yarn into something I can knit or crochet with.
I was feeling like defying the blizzard going on outside with something very springy. I still need to set the twist in this yarn, but not today. I'm super-tired from numerous trips outside to shovel.
"Marshmallow Peeps and Easter Grass"

I'm not sure what it will be yet. I'm probably going to spin up some other yarn to ply with the rest of the furry stuff, then I'll decide what project it will become.

I am loving all the projects so far!

« Reply #545 on: February 01, 2011 05:19:52 PM »

February DeStash Themes

Color: Red
For: Someone who needs cheering up
Pattern: Polka-dots
Misc.: Hearts
Challenge: Finish up the oldest UFO you can find in your stash, or any old unfinished object.

January was a very productive month.  Let's keep up the momentum for February!

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« Reply #546 on: February 01, 2011 05:25:51 PM »

That yarn is great Laughing Lark. I was just wishing I knew how to spin so I could use up some of my novelty yarn.

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« Reply #547 on: February 01, 2011 05:29:53 PM »

Great! I'm a bit late to the party on this one, but I'd love to join in. I have mounds of beads/fabric/wool and embroidery threads just screaming USE ME!

« Reply #548 on: February 01, 2011 06:12:58 PM »

when LaughingLark was talking about twisting yarn, I got the picture of tying the ends to a mixer and another to a chair and letting 'er rip!!   Hmm maybe its a way to combine yarns to make a rug with the bigger hooks.  I feel an experiment coming on!!

I like the Feb themes.  I hope to have a least two projects done this month.


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« Reply #549 on: February 01, 2011 06:40:16 PM »

Momcuellar, the twists for singles are done separately in the "Z" direction (spin to the right), and then for plying them together, the twisting of the yarn is done in the "S" direction (spin to the left). You can do small amounts of yarn on spindles. I dunno about the mixer! Cheesy

While trying to teach myself how to Navajo ply, I found this brilliant knitting tip to triple up your yarn. I don't see why it wouldn't work for crochet as well. It's the Navajo chain plying without any twisting.
Looks like a great way to stash bust thin yarns!

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