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25 in five : Yarn addition

I recently saw a reading challenge called #25infive on instagram. The participants read what they can for 25 hours in 5 days.

My yarn obsessed brain got to thinking about how I can use this with my yarn balls. I still have a ton. Here is what I was thinking , use 25 balls of yarn , any size, any weight, in 5 days. Make whatever I want.

Its Friday so I will take the weekend to look through my stash and pick my 25 and post again on monday, day 1.

This could be a fun monthly crochet/knit/loom a long 🙂

If you play along , leave your post link in the comments.

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A Year of Projects

YOP7 week 43

I need to get back to A year of Projects. I think its the cause of my depression 😦

ugh.. if it was only that simple.

Ive been making stuff with yarn. Not a whole lot of completed projects to show…

from left to right… Boyfriend hat, Embossed Hexagon, Spiral flower .

All are half finished. And all are part of my stash slim down. Patterns are easy and well written. The embossing is new to me and I want to make a few more hexes and then make a bag. I am not sure what I will do with the flower. Add it to a hat ?  And the boyfriend hat is getting donated.

For my FO’s..

A Milkshake Kawaii Cuddler by 3amgracedesigns . I also made the Television Kawaii Cuddler, i just forgot to take a picture of it.  And a shark mug cozy, cabled crown beanie and Animal Crackers bunny hat.

 

Updates on the FRIENDS blanket, Grease blanket and Sophie’s Universe will be this week plus a sneak peak of a project I am restarting.

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18 in 2018 · Crochet stuff · WIPS

WIP Wednesday

Both my current WIPS are part of my 18 in 2018.

Skein #3 is Camouflage by Red heart yarns. its a jumbo skein. So I have a lot of crocheting or knitting to do with this big boy.

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My first project is a pair of camo baby pants. I need new stuff in my shop and I thoughtyarn heart these would be cute.  Pattern is by Cass Dodge. (<<<pattern link. ) The pattern is easy and well written.

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I already have one project done using skein #2. Hyacinth. Also by Red Heart but this is their accent line which is discontinued. 😦  I will post about that on Friday. Hopefully I have these pants and my second project with the hyacinth finished.

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So my second project with skein #2 is Animal crackers beanie by Snappy Tots ( <<< link to pattern) Orchid ( by Red Heart) is also being used as the bottom of the hat and the inside of the ears. I’m making a bunny since it is almost Easter.

 

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18 in 2018

My 18 in 2018 plan

I haven’t done something like this since 2015( not posted on this blog though and 2016 was a a fail 😦 ). I actually finished 15 projects from purchased patterns in 2015. I was very happy with myself . Although that was barely a dent in all the patterns I have purchased. (Its more now).

Since last summer I have been trying to slim down my stash. I think I have but not much. I don’t have much space for my yarn and with a new hobby (sewing) I need the a bit of room that my yarn is using.

So I was thinking , to speed up the stash slim down, is to do something big. So in 2018 I plan to use up 18 FULL skeins of yarn… from my current stash. Nothing that I buy this year will count but can be used in the projects. I have no projects currently in mind . But I will post a picture of the skeins I plan to use.

more info to come 🙂

 

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A Year of Projects

YOP 7 week 10- I am such an idiot !

I have a favor to ask… forget I ever mentioned the Princess Mononoke Pullover. I messed up so bad. I was suppose to add stitches for a few rows before the chart portion. Being almost done with the chart , there is no way I am ripping back rows.

Moving on….. I started a new hobby. Cross Stitching. I must say it is a BLAST. I bought some cheapy packs to practice with… Here is one that took me about a week to make.

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I made 2 new hats for my etsy shop. 2 styles of Pumpkin hats and Princess Leia 🙂21148066_1429938087060247_6347782795279990784_n21227011_1726759724286960_6067564057848709120_n

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I posted about the Log Cabin blanket on Friday. I thought it would be a good stash buster for all the balls of yarn I have instead of making a bunch of little projects. Now I am just making a bunch of little squares..lol

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I am also working on a Swirled Ski Cap ( knit) and a Braided hairpin lace infinity scarf. I will add pictures later. I am almost done with the second hairpin lace panel . I think I need to make 4 .

BTW.. Happy September!

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