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Old 01-21-2009, 12:54 AM   #131
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depending on the pattern you use, it should be enough for a fair few....
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:58 AM   #132
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I have to confess I have totally failed at this so far. I've been buying yarn like crazy.... I think in response to all the bad economic news I have the mindset that I'd better buy it now while I still have a job and some money... I work in the employment field and it's in my face everyday... I really must stop... sigh...

On the bright side, I've finally figured out knitting in the round and have been making hats using my stash as practice. So I guess it will even out some of the new stuff I've bought....
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:24 AM   #133
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depending on the pattern you use, it should be enough for a fair few....

It's a pattern I picked up at church -- my church collects knitted hats and donates them to the local hospital and I decided to try infant hats first. I thought that would be a fun small travel project for someone who hasn't been bitten by the sock bug.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:27 AM   #134
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Good for you, Katie!

You've used up more yarn in 2009 than you've purchased!
That means your Stash is decreasing!

Most of our Stashies don't restrict themselves from buying any yarn for the entire year. But they do focus on using their pre-exisiting yarn to the best of their ability! You know...letting some of that Stash out on parole!

I am trying to restrict myself altogether. However, if I need a bit of yarn to finish a project and there IS NONE in my Stash that will work in any way, shape or form...then I will buy a little to finish the project. And I'll try to buy cheap, like from Elann.com or KnitPicks.com! They each have the best prices ever.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:35 AM   #135
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Hey there lelvsdgs!

Don't beat yourself up! You prolly bought less than you woulda!

The main point is that we're Stash Conscious in 2009. We're trying to either buy less and/or use more from our pre-existing stash before buying more!

Like I said in an earlier post, my goal is to restrict myself from yarn purchases for the entire year, but I've already had to buy a bit of yarn to finish that Log Cabin Stashghan! Hey, the yarn sheriff ain't gonna come knockin' at my door!

But I've used up a boatload of old old old stash this January for those two LOG CABINS!

I saw another interesting Seamless Blanket pattern on Barbara Breitner's website this morning...and although her colors are 'planned out'...I think we could knit her blanket with Stash Yarn real easy!

Here it is. Designer: Barbara Breitner (link provided below):


And here is her link: http://knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babyafstripe.htm

Her copyright doesn't allow me to post her free pattern instructions.
However, she does provide the instructions free!
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Hey there lelvsdgs!

Don't beat yourself up! You prolly bought less than you woulda!

The main point is that we're Stash Conscious in 2009. We're trying to either buy less and/or use more from our pre-existing stash before buying more!

Like I said in an earlier post, my goal is to restrict myself from yarn purchases for the entire year, but I've already had to buy a bit of yarn to finish that Log Cabin Stashghan! Hey, the yarn sheriff ain't gonna come knockin' at my door!

But I've used up a boatload of old old old stash this January for those two LOG CABINS!

I saw another interesting Seamless Blanket pattern on Barbara Breitner's website this morning...and although her colors are 'planned out'...I think we could knit her blanket with Stash Yarn real easy!

Here it is. Designer: Barbara Breitner (link provided below):


And here is her link: http://knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babyafstripe.htm

Her copyright doesn't allow me to post her free pattern instructions.
However, she does provide the instructions free!
Thanks for that link! My brother and his wife are expecting and I've actually got yarn for something like this in my stash! I guess I just need to look for projects and start making stuff.
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It's a pattern I picked up at church -- my church collects knitted hats and donates them to the local hospital and I decided to try infant hats first. I thought that would be a fun small travel project for someone who hasn't been bitten by the sock bug.

if you check out bev's country cottage, she has 2 hat patterns that use size 3 needles, one using a worsted weight (caron simply soft) and one using baby yarn.
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if you check out bev's country cottage, she has 2 hat patterns that use size 3 needles, one using a worsted weight (caron simply soft) and one using baby yarn.

Oh, those hats are CUTE! (Baby Ribs Hat and Baby Seed Cap, right?) I'll have to try those too! (I wonder if I have any size 3 needles? Needle purchases are an important part of stash busting, aren't they? )
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My Jamaican Log Cabin used 1,956 yards of STASH, and 260 yds of new yarn for the black border! WhooHoo!

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ArtLady, me thinks your blankie is gorgeous You're definitely stashbusting guru
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