Use It Up…..

One of the projects I’ve been working on this year is to use it up, in particular, wool. Not that I have a huge stash to begin with, my yarn for the most part fits in one basket, but in order to appreciate what I have and save a few pennies at the same time I have decided to use up all the yarn I have before purchasing any more.

About half of what I have had been given to me, so there were a lot of odd skeins without exact yardage. I had been avoiding using those up because honestly I had no project in mind, but I am now having lots of fun being creative and searching out free patterns or ones that I already had to make some new projects.

This has been a great motivator as well, I have already gotten a gift for a friend done, using a chart as well. I was always too intimidated by charts before and have now found out that it is quite easy, at least the one I did. A Christmas gift for next year has been finished and tucked away and I am almost done with a hat for the children. Oh, and also a sweet little hat for the new little one of a friend. My basket is slowly emptying and at this rate I should have six months of knitting to do without spending a penny. Of course it helps the motivation that I have a couple of projects in mind for when I do use up my stash, and quite frankly I am excited to get to those.

I’m also hoping that at the end of it all I will have a nice little stash of scraps for a granny square blanket. Do you prefer to have a nice big stash, or would you rather only have what you need for your next project or two?

crochet, gifts, green, knitting • Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 • 2 Comments »
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2 Responses to “Use It Up…..”

  1. Mousy Brown says:

    I like to think that I would be happy to finish all the items on my “to do” list and have very little stash but in actual fact I think I would feel panic! Like the look of what you are doing with the yarn above…can’t wait to see all the different stash busting projects you come up with! :D

  2. Erika W says:

    I have found you again!
    I had more and more yarn ends from knitting sweaters and socks (particularly a Kaffe Fassett sweater which I then hated and promptly tuned into two cushion covers. Then finally, a couple of grandchildren and I set to making Granny square afghans SUCH great fun. My grand son spent a lot of his toddler time crawling around under his shouting “I’m a Humpy Lump!)

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