Posted by Underground Crafter on May 22, 2012 | Short Link
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I’ve reached the point in life where I’m feeling overwhelmed by stuff. This might be due to the fact that we’re living in a one-bedroom apartment in New York City, or it might be because I’ve been trying to live more minimally. Although I’ve reduced my stash by one full 60 quart plastic tub so far this year, I still have quite a few yarns with no intended purpose that I’m putting into the maybe list for gifts.
From left to right: Dream in Color in Spring Tickle, Malabrigo Rios in Glazed Carrot (in progress as a hat for JP), Malabrigo Rios in Primavera, and Dream in Color in Happy Forest.
Ron by Nude Ewe.
Back to front: Bitsy Knits Aquamarine and mystery colorway.
Nancy's Hair by No Two Snowflakes.
Emerald Forest by A Stash Addict.
Joseph Galler, Inc. Hirten-Tweed, a vintage yarn from my grandmother's stash that's being made into the Pineapple Doily Shawl by Laura Garsten.
LB Collection Superwash Merino in Cayenne and Spring Leaf.
Other yarns that aren’t pictured include:
I also found a pair of Slipper Soles
in my sister’s size. Since I have fewer skeins that I’d like to use for holiday gifts than people on my gift list
, I’m sure I will end up buying yarn at some point. But for now, this will give me a great start.
I read a great post by FreshStitches yesterday about using the stash feature on Ravelry
, so my plan for the next week is to try and link up some of these yarns with patterns and project ideas.
I will mention here that I had a super awesome post written, but I lost everything. This is the best re-write I could muster after midnight.
Tell us all about the yarns you plan to use or buy for the Holiday Stashdown Challenge in the comments, and share links to your posts with us!
If you need some inspiration for a Holiday Stashdown Challenge post for next week, here’s the prompt for Tuesday, 5/29:
Now that you’ve sized up the yarn in your stash and the people on your gift list, what types of projects do you plan to make? Are you making the same type of (or the same exact) project for multiple people, or does everyone get something unique? Do you have lofty project goals for everyone on your list, or do you make small gifts with love? Tell us more about your project ideas!