Monday, March 27, 2006

New stashbuster

I just joined last week, and though I don't have an "official" March project, I did finish one of the WIPs currently surrounding my computer desk near the beginning of the month - a v-and-shell afghan in a colour called "Aqua Sea", edged in off-white. (Alas, I don't own a digital camera, so no picture for now.)

My goal for April will be similar to one previously posted - to finish off some WIPs! Mind you, I also have to do an afghan for my cousin's wedding sometime between now and mid-May too, may slow things down a bit *g*

April Stashbusting

My stashbusting for April will not be in true stashbuster form. Rather than stashbusting with a new project I am going to use April as a WIP Reduction Month. I have too many (5) projects on my WIP list, ranging from 1% complete to 90% complete and my goal is to have at least 3 of those 5 projects 100% complete by the end of April. Usually I like to keep a maximum of 3 WIPs on the go at one time, but Startitis has gotten the best of me. I just (Saturday) started a baby blanket that will be using up old stash, so my WIP Reduction Month will be partially a true stashbusting month, I guess.

Finishitis here I come!!

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Stashin' the Somewhat Cowl

cowl yarn

Here's a Somewhat Cowl in stash Reynolds' Madrid. I think I will only be able to have a sleeveless version, but that is the nature of stashbusting. I write about how this yarn came to be in my stash in my blog...

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

New Stashbuster!

Hi everyone,
I'm glad to join the Stashbusters, and thought I'd start with my latest project. Mittens from Folk Mittens in Lamb's Pride, Chianti and Tiger Lily. I ran out of the Chianti at the thumbs, but filled them out with mismatched purple Lopi. It makes for a STIFF thumb, but I like it better than plain stockinette Tiger Lily!

mittens 1

I love seeing all your projects!

It's all about pink

I finally started my March stashbuster project:

Stashbuster Shawl

I knitted as much of it as I could on straight needles and now that I need my circular I can't find them. Need to search Principessa's room.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Appropriate for March

Hello everyone! I have just decided on and started my March stashbuster's project. I will be knitting the Baby Albert Coat from Sally Melville's The Knitting Experience: The Knit Stitch book. I have a few balls of Phentex yarn in a lovely green (Happy St. Patrick's Day!) in my stash that I will be using. I will probably not finish the sweater by the end of March, but will still count it for March. I'm not sure yet what April's stashbuster's project will be yet. Top left is a picture of the pattern from the book; bottom right is a picture of the yarn.

I have also been doing some other small (tiny) stashbusting. Making baby washcloths out of some Lily Sugar Babies stash and making booties and hats out of small bits of leftover stash.

Have a great day! Happy Knitting!!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Two small stashbusters

I made both my father and my brother-in-law scarves for x-mas, and I had leftover yarn. Sicne both their birthdays are in March, they are getting matching hats for their scarves:

Karaoke Hats

Karaoke Hat

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Some recent knits

I finished a pair of baby socks--They used up the rest of the ball of sock yarn I used for my daughter's socks, and some of a gray wool/cashmere blend I've had on a cone in my stash for awhile.

I also used up the 3 balls of Rowan Big Wool I got for Christmas in a scarf and mitten set for myself.


I've also been knitting dishcloths with the Monthly Dishcloths Knitalong, to use up the big stash of Sugar 'n Cream cotton leftover from my Mitered Square Rug.

In all, since the beginning of February (including my UFOlympics project), I've used up at least 10 balls of yarn! I did have to buy more to finish Fletcher (The UFOlympics project), but the leftovers from that are slated to become a felted bag. That may be the next project I cast on. The only other thing I'm working on now is a pair of socks for my MIL.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Tiny Stashbuster

In addition to using up my stash I'm always trying to use up my oddballs. I have lots of partial skeins of sock yarn. This weekend I made a pair of baby socks based on the Better Than Baby Booties pattern from the 2005 Summer IK.

Then to use up the very last little bit I made an Itty Bitty Bear.

That killed off the whole skein and I happily tossed a yard or so of yarn in the trash. I started a new pair already. I love these little socks.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

March Stashbuster

A pink shawl:

Pink Shawl