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Old 12-08-2008, 12:30 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by MAmaDawn View Post
Do you all consider yarn that you buy with a project in mind part of your stash?
I consider every single skein of yarn I own to be in my stash.
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:31 PM   #12
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Yeah, I agree with Shandeh!

However, I have what I call a stash "yarn jail"!

Yarn jail contains stash that I've had for over a year!
Hopefully not sentenced to 'life', and with 2009 parole possibilities!

All the rest is just Stash In Waiting!
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:33 AM   #13
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I absolutely failed at this last year although looking back over the year, I only bought one hank of yarn (for a scarf yet to be started), four skeins of yarn for an afghan I am trying to finish, 2 skeins for learning socks, and about 10 skeins of a clearanced yarn which I've changed my mind about what I want to do with it.



Okay, that was worse than I thought, especially since I don't have any finished projects to show for it. (The more I put down the more I remembered something else I bought. )

Anyway, put me down again and if I finish ONE of my projects out of yarn from my pre-2009 stash, I'll consider it a success!
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:47 AM   #14
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Count me in! I am not sure I will do the stashghan as I am in a local group that does one or two projects a month. My thing is not buying new yarn for the things I want to make! So, with that said, I need to rescue some of my yarn from yarn jail. I want to use all my cotton before I buy any new, I mean honestly how many dish cloths can one make?!! LOL I need to actually organize it to see what/how much of everything I have. That is step one. :o)
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:21 AM   #15
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In addition to a Stash-gan, which I'm not going to do because I actually gave away a bunch of my stash to a really sweet lady who knit with me on our lunch break, so I don't have that many scraps left. I do however have wait too much yarn and enough to make many sweaters. So I propose for anyone who is interested an Interweave Knits-along. Pick any pattern from any issue you like to knit using yarn from your stash. Anyone interested?

EDIT: Oh, and I didn't finish my UFO finishing resolution either
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u can count me in. Not sure how far i'll get (stupid wrists) but i have a bunch of baby yarn/caron ss/ and red heart (mainly left over from my crocheting days) that's sucking up valuable space in my yarn drawers.


now don't get me started on the fabric..... i have a ton of that too!
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Same goes for me. I will work on my Seamless Stashghan (a la Log Cabin style) for the entire month of January...but if I don't finish it by Jan 30...I will need to set it aside for a while. I am hosting a "SYLVI" HOODED COAT-KAL that begins Feb 1st!

Also, I'm really not sure how many logs my acrylic stash will create!

Could be I'll end up with a lapghan! Or a doggieghan!

I've been wanting to use up this acrylic stash, and this is just the right project. I've made 2 patchwork stashghans in years past, but the seaming for the patches drove me over the edge.

Seamless is the way to go...whether log cabin style, or the seamless intarsia patchwork style.
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I've actually been thinking about also using up some of my cotton yarn (have a TON of it) and making some hot pads/placemats. I never seem to have them when I need them and I'm tired of using regular placemats to prevent my table from being scorched. I also requested the mason-dixon book from my local library, i understand there's a log cabin bath mat in there (which would be really cool in my bathroom that despite the males' opinions, i'm doing in rather girly theme but with bold colors!)
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Originally Posted by LilHuskiesFootBallMom View Post
I've actually been thinking about also using up some of my cotton yarn (have a TON of it) and making some hot pads/placemats. I never seem to have them when I need them and I'm tired of using regular placemats to prevent my table from being scorched. I also requested the mason-dixon book from my local library, i understand there's a log cabin bath mat in there (which would be really cool in my bathroom that despite the males' opinions, i'm doing in rather girly theme but with bold colors!)
Yes! I was looking at that bathmat the other day! It is cream yarn...and the logs are seamed together (or row #1) using red print rag fabric! Very cool indeed!
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my cotton yarn is now taking up a full drawer in my cart and expanding into my knitting tote (one of those purple rolling carts from joanns). Getting kinda tired of knitting "granny's favorite dishcloth" since i only make them for me.
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