Crochet, Knitting, Life, Stash Blasting

Stash Blasting

I struggle with buying more and more supplies for projects on my to do list… sometimes far, far, far down my to do list. Last year I made an effort to do more with what I already had on hand. I think I maybe made progress, but switched up my storage solutions so it isn’t as easy to compare.

In order to keep myself accountable, I decided to share, regularly with you, my progress in projects using my stash!

276g of Sea Creatures for Island Play Sets using “scrap” yarn from other projects

So far, this year, I have been working on animals for my Island Play Mats I made last year. They were a big hit as a set, as well as just selling individual animals.

Current stash… “regular-ish” size yarn. (I have a picnic basket of Bukjy and super bulky 😳)

What supplies do you have a plethora of? How do you plan on using them?

Crochet, WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday – Donut you want some more?

I’m a little obsessed with crochet donuts right now! They are so fun to make! My kids might be almost as obsessed as I am… they each want a few! Last week I finished up my first pillow sized one. Yesterday I finished my 6 pack of “regular” ones and now I’m working on another pillow.I had so much fun with these, I decided to order a book on food patterns. Honestly, some of them are adorable, some not so much so.I also finished my Karma Chameleon yesterday!What is your favorite project right now?

Crochet, Knitting, Life, WIP Wednesday

In the Works Wednesday

Ugh- I really wish I would be better about posting every day, or even every other day. I am blaming it on the weather. Snow, cold, and clouds most days is making me “meh” I just can’t seem to get motivated for some things. I’ll keep working on turning it all around!

It’s been a while since I’ve updated my 18 in 2018 so I figured I’d do that today.

  1. Chuck Chick – Lalylala
  2. Buddy Bunny – Lalylala
  3. Rufus Lamb – Lalylala
  4. Funny Bunny – Lilleliis
  5. Campfire Blanket Scarf – Two Of Wands
  6. Nice and Knit Beanie – Nice & Knit
  7. Crochet Island Play Set – Squirrel Picnic
  8. Karma Chameleon- Let’s Knit
  9. Doughnut Pillow-

#5 is the only one made out of all purchased yarn. #9 I bought yarn for the doughnut color. All of the rest I’ve been plugging away with yarn I have on hand! Yay!

I still have to attach the eyes of my Chameleon, they come today.

I also started a scarf with my Alpaca yarn I bought last fall.

And I’m making more doughnuts- they are super fun! I might even try some regular size ones 🙂

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What to do?

I finished up most of my projects this week! That meant I needed to find something new to work on for the weekend. Before heading to my parents house, I was digging through my yarn, trying to find inspiration and direction. I decided on my beautiful alpaca skein. This is the first “splurge” yarn I’ve ever purchased- therefore I put huge expectations on this yarn.

I picked out a beautiful broomstick lace pattern, rolled my ball o’ yarn, started, and realized it was not the right yarn for the pattern.

I am now away from home, with a lovely yarn, and no clue what to make!

What would you make with 200 yards of 3 ply worsted alpaca yarn? What is your favorite yarn?

Crochet, Knitting, Life, Sewing, WIP Wednesday

Where I’m at Wednesday

Yesterday was a snow-day and I only had my niece for daycare kids. As lay awake before 5am, wondering if there was going to be school, I started to think about all of the things I could finish and check off my list.

Turns out my kids all played wonderfully, but my niece was a handful (18 months old, who would have guessed she’d be a handful?). When there is a house full of other kids, she is distracted and I can SOMETIMES get something accomplished. Not yesterday!

To top it off, I spent nap time blowing off a layer of snow before more heavy stuff came down and he winds picked up. All in all, the weather was not as bad as expected.

I did manage to make a little progress on a few different projects though!

I took apart the seams on my moms poncho so I can close up the neck a bit.

I finished the last couple pieces of Chameleon. Now to see him together!

Edged 1 of 3 receiving blankets.

Finally- I cut out all of he letters for the banner I was asked to make for A’s school music program. Maybe today the glue gun will make an appearance!

Ok- I guess I really did get a fair amount done (even if I did all of that over 16hours)

What projects are you trying to finish? Did you get snow yesterday too? How many of you are ready for spring?

Crochet, Knitting, Life, Running

Return to reality

Oh, a week in the sun, sand everywhere, and waves galore! Vacation was wonderful! Now I need to get back in the swing of everything!

I was happy to be able to run outside on vacation a few times, and even managed a run on the beach one morning. The beach run was a struggle- I was barefoot and it was 15-20 mph winds coming off the ocean. I’m happy to say I’ve run on the beach, but probably won’t do it again!

Laundry is almost caught up, groceries are purchased, daycare kids are back and we are all readjusting!

While on vacation, I managed to finish my campfire blanketshawl. It is pretty, but probably very impractical. I started my Chameleon and am hoping to finish it soon!

If the kids request one, I’ll make them their own shawl, but I’m not sure I want to make 3 more!

A downside to vacation was realizing a customers order had been lost by USPS and trying to fix the problem while not at home.

Crochet, Life, Running

Creativity flows

Ahhh, I love it when I get back in the swing of things and I get more and more energy to keep doing what I love. I really lost that mojo for a while after my concussion.

I am pumped to go run again tonight, maybe I’ll even hit the pavement… maybe!

I finished my 3rd island play-mat yesterday. I decided this one will not have the raised island, but will still come with creatures. The flat mat will make it better for babies to lay on. I just need to block it and add ribbon.

This morning I already trimmed, squared, and popped holes in fleece. Now I can sit and crochet edges until my heart is content. I decided to do one larger blanket as well as the 5 smaller (baby/toddler) size ones. This should keep me busy for a couple of hours. I did purchase yarn for this one, but will probably dip into my stash for some of the edging.

I also picked out yarn to make two chameleons- all stash yarn for this ❤️

In between picture taking for the island set, and crocheting edges on blankets, I should probably clean the house a bit and start packing for our trip!Heath is a Yarn Dog! He climbed in to snuggle my yarn!