Monday, October 31, 2005

October done!

As I mentioned, I was trying to use up some stash with my Twist Barbie socks, but then I got gifted another ball of Wool Ease! So so far I'm breaking even, but I do have a FO:

Up next for November: finishing my 7 x 7 is sweater out of my 10 skeins of Noro Shinano. When I look at the yarn it looks like ground beef but when you knit it up you get some subtle striping, which is really cool!

Quick and Easy Stashbusting

Lynette: Hi All-
I finished up this baby set for a co-worker last week from yarn I bought over a year ago. Since I didn't have an official October stashbuster project, this will do. Here are the project details:

Project Specifications:
Pattern: Sweaterbabe Baby Hat (sans pom-pom) and Booties and Cardigan
Yarn: Used 1-3/4 balls Lion Brand Chunky USA in Patriot Red (discontinued)
Needle: Size 10.5
Notes: The pattern is uber-easy if you don't mind a bit of seaming.

I'm also at the end of my September Stashbuster project. ;) I took a break to make socks and scarves. I hope to have it finished this week.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

November stash buster

I'm still working on my October stashbuster (hope to have this finished in November) but I've already started the November one - it's a pair of mittens using some red and black wool from stash. This doubles up as a warm hands wip as well.

Paradoxical Mittens, by Lucy Neatby.

Saturday, October 29, 2005


I finished my Conwy socks from Knitting on the Road with Lorna's Laces Black Purl that's been in my stash since February, I think.

I'm also using up some stash to knit a Bobbi Bear. Next up might be some gloves either from scraps or yarn that I got from a secret pal.

Hello everyone

I am happy to join you all on this great quest: stashbusting. I have a problem stash. I've been knitting for a while but only got serious about it in the last year or so. The problem is that before I got serious, I bought a lot of cheap yarn in weird colours and in quantities either insufficient or way ample for any yarn-appropriate project!

Last week, inspired by this club, I sat down and made a plan for a bunch of my stash and am feeling a lot better about my stash issues.

First up for November: the Argyle Cardigan from Debbie Bliss' Special Knits using (hopefully lots of) Bernat Satin.



Wednesday, October 26, 2005

All felted up!

Here is my October stashbuster project all felted up:

Felted Bag

Pre felting: 18x14 inches

After felting: 10.5x9 inches

Number of balls used: 5.

I am already working on my November stashbuster project:

Debbie Bliss Simple Jacket with Collar

Debbie Bliss Simple Jacket with Collar, with Austermann "Caprice" - hoping to use all of it!


I'm a new member, with a growing stash!

My most recent destashing project is my "Twist Barbie" socks made of Lion Brand Wool Ease. I had less than one skein and thought for some reason it would make two socks (!) so instead of decreasing my stash, it grew because I was given one more skein of Wool Ease to match! Oh well ...

I'm also going to do some slight destashing since I'm still buying (!) and can't seem to stop!

- - Elspeth

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Stash Hat

It's only little but I just worked up a hat from some leftover Sirdar Denim chunky. I'm doing little projects these days, just don't seem to have the sticktuitiveness to finish one of the four sweaters I've got on the needles.

my October stashbuster project

here it is, before felting:

Felted Bag

the color is off in the photo, since it was cloudy and overcast. it is actually pink, this pink. these five balls have been lying in my stash for a long time, and now they are gone!

felting tonigh .......

Monday, October 24, 2005

September-October Stashbusting

So even if I hadn't joined Stashbusters in September, I totally busted my stash. I had lots of yarn from a sweater that I made last December and ripped in January (didn't even wear it except for taking the picture). I made six scarves that I donated for the bazaar at a hospital.

I already finished the scarves and gave them to the hospital, but here is a picture that I took during the knitting process.

I used a double stranded Patons Shetland Chunky and Patons Divine with 12 mm needles. I casted on 11 stitches and did garter stitch to the desired length (about 61" each scarf).

It was great to finally get rid of all that yarn that I was just keeping at home!

Sunday, October 23, 2005


Hello! I thought that I would introduce myself since we have this great new blog!

My blog is

Anyways, I have moved back to Calgary Canada from the States. My husband had slowly been bringing me my yarn or sending it to me. I have received the final nine boxes and they are in my basement. I have been doing more stash organizing than using. However, I have also been going through my old projects that have been laying in mourning for someone to love them enough to work on them again.

I think that my November project is going to be a sweater for my son from my stash. Something I know that I can get done rather easily and will still use up some yarn!

Rumple Scarf

For my introduction to Stashbusters I decided to start the Rumple Scarf. I bought this Hand Maiden kit at Needles and Pins during a trip that I made to London, Ont. on July 16 this year.

I casted on 27 stitches on 6 mm needles. This is the progress I made during the weekend.

At the rate it's going, I calculate it is going to take me about 2 weeks to finish it. I'm looking forward to it, since the weather is getting chilly.

Hi Everyone

So. I know it's almost the end of October, but I wanted to show my September stashbusters project. The reason I'm not showing my October stashbusters project is because I don't have one. And because the September one didn't get finished until half way though October. Does that mean it was my September/October project?

Simply Marilyn from Interweave Knits.

I'm surprised that it fit me. I guess I'm still new to knitting enough to be surprised that things I knit can actually be used! My only complaint is that the arm holes feel a little too large... like the body and the arms join where my waist is... okay, maybe that's exagerating a little, but that's what it feels like. And yes, I know that that is the design of the sweater... but sometimes common sense things like that don't make it all the way to my brain.

Anyways, I'd definitely recommend the pattern. Quick, easy to understand, and fun to knit!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Adding Links

Hi everyone

I've just added my blog address to the links section - I hope this is OK - although I'm now on the members list, this just takes me to blogger's profile, rather than my typepad blog.

Miss bedora wanted to know about the inside of my stashbuster cardigan.

Doesn't this look neat? Well, that's probably because the patterning is largely just striped, with maybe 15% of the rows at most having two colours. So hardly any stranding, and most of the ends are woven in as I go (except near the top, by then I was bored).

I've started the sleeve, but it will be a few weeks before it's finished. I have a few other wips calling out to me which aren't stashbusting ones, alas, but newly acquired (last week) stash.


Friday, October 21, 2005


My names Hayley my blog is and I'm stash busting because I'm currently only working part time and not making that much cash.But being the yarn-addict that I am I have a sizeable stash that I can knit from for awhile!
Currently I'm knitting a corner to corner afghan useing odd balls of old acrylic. I have a 3 drawer wide cart filled with scraps of yarn. :)
I'm also working on 2 sweaters (one that I NEED 1 more skein of yarn for!), and useing up sock yarn scraps for socks for my nieces and nephews for christmas.
Wow writeing this entry really has me thinking I have to update my blog!!!! :):):):)

I don't know anything about adding anything to the side bar, so if someone could add me and a link to my blog I'd be eternally greatful!!!!!

Hello everybody

Hi all,
my name is Lu and I am in California. My stashbuster project for October is a felted bag from Debbie Bliss Home - I am going to use 5 balls of pink Peruvian Collection Highland Wool that have been in my stash for too long!

Another New Member

i all, terri here. I'm too broke to buy yarn this winter, so I'm stashbusting! I just finished a pair of mitts in some very old handspun; probably ten years old at least. It's one ply loosely spun white or light silver, one ply tightly spun dark brown. I had to finish one thumb in some other yarn (KSH if you must know) . I've got so many sweaters on the needle; I think I got startitis when I really just needed to work on some smaller projects, hence the mitts. So it's St Brigid in VY Heb 3-ply, handspun romney in a stranded cardigan, camel intarsia raglan pullover, Market Street Pullover for DH, a LB homespun cardi for DD, and a brand new cardi in some handspun. More on that later...

Thursday, October 20, 2005

New member!

Hi, I figured I might as well join, since I'm basically stashbusting these days. I have many projects on the needles right now, and a few more that need starting for Xmas gifts. But it's all using up the stash!

My main project right now is a shawl for my husband's grandma. I'm using the Noro Silk Garden I got from Enchanting Juno awhile ago. It was just marinating in the stash waiting for the perfect project to come along, and the shawl is it!

I've got a few pairs of socks I'd like to get done for Christmas too.


Still Stashbusting

I'm still working on my September project--Amble from the Six Sox Knitalong. I have one done so far. I'm also working on a sweater with yarn I bought over a year ago. It's Mia from the Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora Collection. I'm knitting it in the exact yarn and color specified in the pattern. A first for me. And I'm knitting Conwy for the Knitting on the Road Along in Lorna's Laces Black Purl that I got at the Seattle Knitter's Guild Fiber Frenzy this spring.

I've also been busting my fiber stash. I spun up some alpaca I got as a gift back in January and knit some fingerless mitts. I spun some merino/mohair last week and I'm just finishing plying some merino/silk that I bought back in March.

Hi from new member!

Hi, everyone! I just joined because I've made a pledge not to buy any yarn until the end of the year and I'm not having very much success with it. I have a bunch of projects in my stash that need finishing, so I'm hoping this KAL will help me do that! Say it with me - NO NEW YARN!

It seems to be working

I am glad to see that most people have worked out how to post! And thank you to whoever was able to add the picture at the top. I can send whoever did it a larger picture if you want.

If you would like to add yourself as a contributor, just click on the settings tab in the dashboard, click on member, and add away! If anyone has trouble with that just let me know.

Everyone's projects look great!


Yay! I've finished something

It's the number 1 hit of the summer Clapotis with 5 skeins of beautiful Koigu KPPPM. It was positively luxurious.

Now I bust the sock yarn for November (first bout of xmas knitting). I'm up for the challenge but Novemeber is going to be the test.

Dani this site is great!

A confession...

I've been pretty lax about stashbusting. In fact, I've been stashbuilding instead.
I hang my head in shame and promise to continue working on at least one stashbuster per month.

My current wip could be considered as a stashbuster, as I bought the yarn for the project a year ago. It's Suzette from Rowan Vintage, and here's a photo nicked from the blog. I'm now up to the armhole and knitting on the first sleeve.

This won't be finished this month, I don't think! But I've got plenty of scarves to knit from stash in November with the dreaded Christmas fast approaching!

This is my first time using blogger - hope this works! Does anyone know how we can add links to our blogs on the side? (I'm a typepad girl!). I'm also a novice when it comes to multiple user blogs!


Hello everyone!

Just popping in to make sure I can post okay. :)

I just completed my October Stashbuster, and will be starting my November project probably the first week of November. I'm going to be using up some of my Lily's Sugar Babies cotton (discontinued) to make a baby sweater set (booties and hat too) for my friends' baby girl. It's not going to be a huge stashbust, but it'll use up some. :)

Here's a picture of my October stashbuster.

Pattern: Angel Baby though I altered it to suit my needs.
Needles: 7mm
Yarn: Bernat Harmony I bought for something a year ago and then changed my mind about, and it ended up being useful afterall.

Happy knitting!

Me, Myself and Milotis78

Best. Socks. Ever

I was home sick on Monday and Tuesday this week with a nasty cold. Bored, I wanted a simple knit to occupy by hands while I watched bad daytime TV. I bought this yarn several months ago at the Yarn Boutique in Toronto, but didnt have a sock pattern for this weight yarn. After talking with Jill, I cast on 48 stitches and was on my way.

sisik sockies
... mmmm quick knit sockies!

Started: Sunday, October 16, 2005
Finished: Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Yarn: Dalegarn Sisik #1031 (dark plum)
Needles: 3.25mm
Pattern: My own. Cast on 48 stitches. cuff: 2" 1x1 ribbing. Leg: 7" 5x1 ribbing. Basic heel, gusset and foot. Wedge toe.

These socks are my most comfortable to date. Considering they are running up against the Trekking socks, that's saying something. I would recommend this yarn for any first time sock knitters, thats for sure. Im already planning to knit at least one more pair out of this yarn (in red!) before the year is out.


Thursday, October 13, 2005

Getting Started

Well, I thought that moving the stashbusters over to their own blog would be a good idea. We can try it out this way for a while and see how it goes. If you are a member of the stashbusters, email me at dani warren at sympatico dot ca to get the user name and password. If you would like to join, email me and I will sign you up!