Just in time to help out with New Year's resolutions,
two crafty ladies have joined together to help us all "bust our stash" in 2013:
UK Linda of Linda's Crafty Corner blog
and Guatemalan Ana of Lanas de Ana blog
American/Norwegian Astri is joining along!
(It's always fun to refer to oneself in the third person :-) )
Click here if you would like to join, as well.
I am so excited about this, in fact I have already made two projects while
my bunad posts were posting, and I'll start another one tonight.
I have been so looking forward to this day, to tell you all about it.
I love "Show and Tell".
The crochet is like therapy; it's helping me recover from 60-65 hour work weeks since October.
Work was so busy that we even ignored Christmas this year.
I hope that doesn't happen again.
The NVO has been so patient, loving, kind and helpful.
(That was random, but I felt the urge to include it. PLUS if I mention him I can include the NVO as a label then show him my category count and say "See honey, I love you almost as much as crochet. :-))
I have so much crochet fun to share with you for this New Year; however,
first I must share my stash in photos,
(these are the rules and I make every effort to follow the rules,
as some of you know, I am THE rule follower! - or at least I try.)
Here are the stashes:
This is the wool or wool blend stash.
My first project, that I will share with you tomorrow, will be made out of yarn from this stash.
This is what it looked like once I pulled it out of their plastic baggies:
Looks better, huh?
In addition to this, I rounded up another full skein of the light blue...not pictured here.
It was a good thing because I needed it!
(Oh, I just got shivers of delight, I am so excited to show you the projects tomorrow.)
OK, back to the stashes:
Here's the acrylic bin.
I'm trying to get off acrylic, but it's just so cost effective for a "frugal afghan maker"
such as myself...and I can find any color!!!
On the right, in this photo, you will observe the cotton yarn in a bag.
I'm thinking about making wash/dish clothes like my friend
It will be nice to have some gifts handy.
The item on the left is an entire Fair Isle Afghan Crochet kit that has never been started!
And last but not least:
Cotton crochet thread - I had a big project in mind...I would edge a bunch of
brightly colored pillowcases.
Well, as you can see the red one is the only opened one and it was used on this pillow:
and then I was apparently done with the thread...onto another project I suppose. ;-)
Please note every one of these containers was in a different room, and we have a tiny house.
Once the stash busting is complete, I hope to have one (organized) container
and a couple of WIP's displayed.
Oh, and BTW,
I have not shown you the bin of uncompleted projects,
does that count as stash too?