Monday, September 1, 2014

Fall Back Into Love Stashdash - Year 2

From September 1 until November 30, it’s time to fall back in love with the things you already have. New yarn cannot compete with a long-term love.

Complete as many of the following as you choose. As always, please feel free to involve other hobbies or crafts as well:

Love at First Sight - pick a yarn in your stash that was truly an impulse buy--a yarn you just fell in love with. Find a pattern that will do it justice.

Soul Mates - make a pair of socks, slippers, booties, or stockings from stash yarn--the deeper the better

Glass Slipper - Match a pattern you already have with a yarn you already have and put them into a project bag to surprise yourself with in 2015

‘Til Death Us Do Part - complete FIFTEEN rows on a WIP that is at least one year old, or your oldest if they’re all more recent

“Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Complete TWENTY-FIVE rows on a second WIP

“You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling” - Complete SEVENTEEN rows on a third WIP

“Killing Me Softly” - complete TEN rows on your most frustrating WIP or project

“Hit the Road, Jack” (or “Hit the Toad, if you prefer) - review your WIPs and frog any that you don’t love

“We’ve Only Just Begun” - update or embellish something you already have: crochet cuffs on a pair of jeans? Ribbon embroidery? A new hat or scarf to match an old coat? Create a look you love.

“Do You Believe in Magic?” - finish ONE WIP

“Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye” - make ONE gift

“At Last” - finish a SECOND WIP

“Dreams Can Come True - finish a THIRD WIP

“We Belong Together” - work 40 rows on any project made with stash yarn

“Embraceable You” - sort through ONE yarn bin, drawer, or bag to remember what great yarn you already have

Optional Bonus Categories:

“Wouldn’t it Be Nice?” - wrap up a second project bag for yourself and wrap it up for your 2015 birthday

“Let’s Stay Together” - work an additional 30 rows on any project

“My Funny Valentine” - work an additional 25 rows on your favorite WIP or project

“My Ideal” - repeat any of the challenges THREE times, one for each month of the challenge

“Crazy” - repeat ALL of the “row count” challenges THREE times