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Old 01-01-2006, 06:39 PM   #4
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I was up earlier, but had to take a nap :-)

I know everyone got lots of FUN knitty gifts for their holiday celebrations. I *also* know that lots of us went to year-end clearance sales. Between that, and other trips to the LYS or knitpicks this year, I'm sure that your stash is OVERFLOWING, like mine is (ask KK, she's seen it. It's out of control).

Since it's January, and technically winter just started, you might be looking at a long season of cold weather ahead. But you've also just made lots of stuff for winter holiday gifts, and don't have a lot of time to invest in major prijects (especially since so manyof you are doing the sweater KAL!)

So many problems.... what's a KHer to do?

Well, the Monthly Challenge is here to rescue you! It's time for the STASH BUSTER!!! Knit yourself, your kids, your SO*, your pet, your neighbor, your mailman, or your whatever a stash--busting winter accessory. Hats, scarves, mittens, fingerless gloves, wrist warmers, etc. The only requirement is that you do NOT buy any yarn for your project--use what you already have!

The book OddBall Knitting has lots of great small projects for stash-busting. But you can also use your own creativity :-) Add some of that funky leftover novelty yarn to the cuffs of a hat, or hold three or four strands of yarn together to knit a super bulky scarf.

Prizes will be given** for the most busted stash project. Get those nedles going, and happy knitting.

*significant other... I was trying to be PC :-)
**that's a virtual prize, BTW. I am just a poor teacher you know!
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