Friday, August 21, 2009

The intro to the challenge!

Okay here is my background, my goal, my rules, and my stash. I have been knitting for about 2 1/2 years. I have completed a lot of projects most of which need alot of yarn. with in these few years i have realized that my stash is growing more frequently than my completed projects list is. So that is why i am starting this blog for the next two years. No this isn’t something my husband demanded this is something i want to do for myself. I plan to knit something from every ball of yarn i own within the next two years. Now i know you must think that my stash shouldn’t be that bad after only 2 1/2 years but i just counted it all and took pictures. In all that are not currently part of a project or prepackaged project i have a total of 329 balls, skeins, hanks and what ever else you want to call yarn. Besides that i have 23 projects in progress right now. So i think i can accomplish this but i will need motivation. Two years is a long time. Oh yah and a rule i made. I am not allowed to add to my stash until it is gone.

So here is my goal

Starting the knit off September 1st 2009 and ending September 1st 2011.

I am not allowed to buy any yarn. Unless i only need one ball to complete a project. but no new yarn.

I must use at least 3/4 of the ball or hand or skein to have it concidered being used. I am entitled to scraps and these do not count in the stash count.

Sounds pretty simple. Now i just need to figure out my game plan. And the patterns i want to make. That shouldn’t be a problem since i have over 400 faved on ravelry.

I will update my blog almost everyday and post pics of the completion for the day. First up for pics is of course the full stash.

So until the first i will be researching patterns and finishing up some wip. Look for me on ravelry or facebook. I visit those sites everyday.


magpye said...

And I thought I had a big stash!! I know how big those Lion Brand totes are... :) Good luck!

Kate said...

Awesome stash - very brave of you to lay it all out like that. (I'm really afraid to do that one)

Can't wait to follow along on your challenge -