Saturday, January 8, 2011

2011 Project #1

My crafting is getting off to a great start. I have completed two triangle shawl/scarves. This one is for me. The bright one is for my older sister. I am going to start on one for my younger sister later today. I wear min as a triangle scarf, but they are also perfect for wearing as shawls.


These are quick projects that really only take 2-3 days to complete. Not only am I on a crochet kick but I’m also on a never ending quest to cut down my stash. I did a pretty good job of it this past year but a trip to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and a visit to Webs in Northampton, Mass derailed me a bit.

But this year, I am tackling it with a greater desire for organized storage space. I am starting the year off with a total of 75 yarns in my stash as listed in Ravelry. All of my yarns are listed there with the exception of the cotton I purchased during the holidays. Some of the 75 yarns are single skeins. Some are 10 skeins or more. The stash number only decreases when all skeins of a particular yarn have been used or given away or in some other way out of my hands. I still have more of the JoJo Land yarn used to make my scarf, but the yarn used to make my sister’s was just one skein of Noro sock yarn. So, I’m down to 74. We’ll see how things go in the new year.

How are you all doing on your stash?


  1. I'm "cold sheeping" this year... not buying any yarn unless it's absolutely necessary to complete a gift. Right now I have a bit over 12 miles of yarn in my stash on Ravelry (not including the fiber that will become yarn over the course of the year) and I'd love to get that down to about 5 miles.

  2. I love the bright colors. Can be worn all summer long! Nice job!

  3. Love these designs! You are really talented. Hope all is well with you.
    Thanks for passing by my blog and following, it is much appreciated! Would like to see some more posts though :)