Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fall Back Stash Dash Update

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- DONE.  Actually, I picked out FOUR possible patterns for it--how's that for thorough?

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 2014 - DONE

 This is set aside for Christmas of 2014.  I might even remember it by then........

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

“Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Complete TEN rows on a second WIP
Only 2000 left to go.............

“You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling” - Complete SEVEN rows on a third WIP - DONE
     I don't seem to have a picture, but there are now at least seven more rows on the edging of the lace capelet.

“Killing Me Softly” - complete SIX 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 - DONE
This was one of my first sewing projects with the Husqvarna.  It was going to be a tiered skirt, but somehow I managed to cut it out wrong, so one of the bottom tiers is smaller than the tier above it, and I being in gauze, I don't think it's savable.  However, I think it might fit into the scrap basket very nicely............

“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 (or project if you have no WIPs)

“Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye” - make one gift - DONE
Actually, done three times.

“At Last” - finish a SECOND WIP (or project if you have no WIPs)

“Dreams Can Come True - finish a THIRD WIP (or project if you have no WIPs)

“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 2014 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