Tuesday, August 25, 2009

One finished and one major project!

Okay so this is one of my major projects that i will be working on predomenently. This jacket I entend to have done to wear for christmas. the peice i have done is the side gore. 1/25 done.

These are a pair of felted baby slippers that i made for Niko Kosin. So cute!

ready set knit!

okay so i am starting early but i really do have alot of yarn to knit through. So here are the things i am working on today.

This will turn into a set of wrist warmers. this
is my first attempt at faire isle. It is going good
so far. and best of all i am using 5 colors of yarn
for this project.

This is a scarf that i made and think could get 2 more out of the ball of yarn. it doubles as a scarf for around the neck or over your head.

This is a mystery pattern that i am working on. If i finish it it will be the first set of socks other than joes that i will have finished.

This is the yarn i used for the scarf. It is really soft. If i make 3 i will be keeping one for myself.

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.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Day 1


Well i have really set up a large task in front of me.  Before this really gets set in motion i need to evaluate how much yarn i have, sort the yarn and pick projects to start with.  i will post pics of my stash soon.  I can’t wait to get underway.  so here is the process that i will undertake.  I will post the picture of the yarn,  the project i have in mind and any details of the yarn that i may want to remember.  And then the final picture.  Keep in mind i may have many started at once.  but that is part of the fun.  Think of me and keep me motivated.