Monday, January 12, 2009

The year to clean the stash.............again....

So I know that the Stash purge was the goal of last year was put out there.... and I did do quite well. Except when it came to yarn for gifts. Then I fell down a bit. I honestly haven't checkd the list I gave last year. I guess I should...... I'll do that later.

So this year I have joined some fellow Stash down 2009 Ravelry memebers in the One Hundred Ball Challenge. (I have my own rules so here we go)
The goal is simple..... knit one hundred balls of stash yarn.

Do new purchases count? No, if I owned it before Janurary 1st, 2009 I want to get it done.

What counts as finished? I want to have no yarn left of that ball.... admittedly some scraps will happen and that will be okay, but I won't be counting half a ball as complete, even if the project is done. I have some great things lined up for scraps.

Can I buy more Yarn? Sure, but I can't count it in my total. I don't plan on it.... but gift knitting for some new babies may mean a purchase or two.... (Erika, Alex.....I know that you know what I am thinking........ we shall order!)

Will Recycled yarn count? Absolutely, as long as it was part of my stash before Jan. 1 2009. I have to skein it anyway so it will lbe a "Ball".

What is my incentive? Other than being way stash lighter..... I am going to have myself a yarn bank. So every ball complete I add a dollar to the bank. I also get a bonus dollar for any completed project.

I know that this will be a tough one. So much baby knitting to do, but I have plans like I said to use the scraps.... baby stuff is small and can be cute in multiple colours.

I like to buy yarn, and my fantastic Husband doesn't see any problem with me purchasing yarn if I want to. (sooo sweet, but NOT helpful.) So I have one order to make that will have some yarn I have baby garment plans for, and then that is it. For as long as I can hold out...... I may give myself a break one I hit the half-way mark. Who knows.....

Wait until you see my bank! LOL

Next post will have project pic updates and some of the scrappy stuff I hope too. See you later. Have a good Monday.


hunnybunny said...

Fabulous! I can't wait to see what you come up with and scrappy projects. Those are always my fave.

Aesderina said...

that is a fantastic list! I LIKE IT and I hope it goes well for you:)

I will try my best to not temp you with websites and magzines.... but maybe when you build up money in your knittybank.. we'll go to some yarn stores in van?? ooohhh hehe:p being bad already

erika said...

Oooh wow - this sounds like an INTENSE challenge!

I bet there will be lots of fair isle in your future! And stripes, and contrast borders... I am looking forward to seeing some stash BUSTED!

Alex said...

Good for you, Hol! I'm afraid to look at my stash.....

Anonymous said...

Stash purge? What is that? That sounds-- like something I don't wanna do. Hey, if that's wrong then I don't wanna be right.

Ha, my word verification is "to graf" funny. I love knitting socks.