OK folks, I joined the "Cold Sheeping 2013" challenge on Ravelry. The idea is you pick a starting date and if you can refrain from making any yarn/fibre purchases for the next 30 days you get a 30-days badge, and if you can stick to it for another 30 days then you get a 60-days badge and so on... there are badges for 90-days, 6-months and 1-year. If you fall off the sheep you start all over again. My starting date was 1st February, and you are my witnesses, so far I'm still on the sheep. The dates are counting, slowly... ...
I was really pleased with my Tulipano Piaf Cowl from last week, and in line with my cold sheeping theme I finished another project using the same stash yarn. As a result I used it all up (well, about 10 meters or so left but I call that used up), the yarn has been in my stash for over 2 years so it is quite satisfying to finally shift it.
I made this crochet capelet, another quickie project :)
Drops design, very easy to make. My yarn choice is larger than what the pattern called for and I used a larger hook. So I started with less stitches to counter the differences, other than that the pattern is a straight forward one.
Apart from that I'm still working on a couple of WIPs and spinning away for DH's jumper, I've done 8 skeins so far, but the supply is running low even though I bought 1.8kg of the fleece. But the fleece has "dandruff" in it so intense carding is required, hence the high wastage and low yield. I might need to add colourwork if I run out. Lesson learnt: Do Not buy fleeces with "dandruff"!
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That caplet is beautiful. I really do need to work on learning to crochet.ReplyDelete
Not buying yarn? Ah, I can't do it. I don't buy tons and I always have a project in mind but not to buy...oh, good luck.
Thanks! It's going to be hard... I don't tons either but I can't resist a bargain... that's why I'm shunning all yarn/fibre stores, online or otherwise ;)Delete
Cathy--Love the capelet! I know what you mean about attempting to use up 'stash' fiber from time to time. Even though I don't do anything 'official' like you do, I love a good 'clean out' once in awhile. (My current project is made from stash fleece and roving.)ReplyDelete
I love your way of stash busting! Your felting projects are so marvelous, I'll definitely have to learn wet felting at some stage so I can use up all the leftovers :)Delete
But BUT .... would you be "allowed" to buy yarn to compensate for what you use up? I'd think that's only fair ...ReplyDelete
The caplet is lovely, you are a crochet machine!
Hehehe, the idea is to only use stash yarn or fibre for projects. But never fear, I'm sure when I fell off the compensation will be great ;)Delete