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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    2019 Stashbusting CAL This is a continuation of last year's game. With the start of the new year, you get to start with ZERO for your point score. If you want, keep your 2018 score in your signature to remind you to "Do Better". Here are the general rules: Please sign up to this thread. I will be putting all the names at the end of this post so that we know who's playing. Also, please put a line in your signature for Stashbusting score. Example: WTD=+5 YTD=+27. Please post your scores by Midnight on Saturday, so that the scorekeeper can pick them up. Shortly after that, the scorekeeper will be tallying the scores and posting them on Sunday. Please make your score easy to be seen. Large numbers and pretty colors really help. Example: WTD=+7 YTD=-9 WTD= week to date and YTD = Year to date. First (gold), second (silver) and third (bronze) will be noted on the scorekeeping list on Sunday, along with all the other scores. If you have the largest total in receiving yarn and not using it up, it is called the "Shoot the Moon" award. The "Shoot the Moon" winner from the previous week will be responsible for posting the scores the following week. If the "Shoot the Moon" winner is not available to post the scores, please contact greyhoundgrandma as early as possible so that scores can be posted in a timely manner. The scorekeeper should post by 12 noon Eastern Time on Sunday. If it will be posted at another time, due to work, church, etc., please notify the group so that they will know when to expect their scores. Scorekeeping For every skein of yarn you use up completely, you get two (2) points. For every skein of yarn that you roll into a ball, you get one (1) point. For every ball of yarn you use up, you get one (1) point. For every skein of yarn you buy, receive, or inherit, you lose two (2) points. For every ball of yarn you buy, receive, or inherit, you lose one (1) point. A skein of yarn is a brand new bundle that you have bought at a store or its equivalent. If you roll it into smaller cakes or balls, it will still count as two (2) points when you use them completely. You count points for yarn that you use in crocheting, knitting, crafting or give away. This is an on-going CAL. Feel free to join at any time! When you start playing with us for the first time, you DON'T COUNT what's in your stash. For many of us, that would be impossible. You get points when you use up what's in your stash or lose points when you add to your stash. Your first scores will be posted January 5th, and the first list of scores will be posted on January 6th for the week ending on January 5th. If you have any questions just post them to the thread. Good luck with your stashbusting! 2018 Stashbusters: darski Ellie 13 greyhoundgrandma howieann Inkked0317 MalisaMeesa PBLKNP pineknott TexasPurl
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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    I rolled a skein into a ball on the moorland blanket...+1 = +3. I think I'm down to the last four skeins/colors now.
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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    I've rolled two skeins into balls on the moorland blanket....+2.
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    Oops! Apparently I skipped a stitch...

    Unfortunately, there's really not a good fix for that except to rip back down to it.
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    Hello!

    Hello from Mississippi!
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    Our House (Part Three)

    Thanks, Mary and Brenda! The only thing worse than no electricity is no water. I agree about not getting out in snow or ice.
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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    Scores for the week ending 1/12/19: Gold Medal Winner: MalisaMeesa +147 Silver Medal Winner: Inkked0317 +14 Bronze Medal Winner: pineknott +8 Hooks flying: greyhoundgrandma +5 darski +2 PBLKNP +2 Tie for Shoot the Moon: TexasPurl and Ellie 13 -1
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    Introduction

    Hello from Mississippi!
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    HELP!

    Hello from Mississippi!
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    C2C Scarf

    Pretty!
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    Hello!

    Hello from Mississippi!
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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    Pam, hope you're feeling better! I rolled a skein into a ball on the moorland blanket...+1.......... WTD +5
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    A group to encourage each other to make gifts in 2019

    Judy, the list is really not as bad as it sounds. The Moorland blanket is 3/4 or more done. Not sure if I'll keep it or give it away. The temp blanket is not on any time schedule. It was on the list last year. The cardigan kits are short sleeve lacy ones so I don't think they'll take too long. The shawls/lapghans for the nursing home are whenever I have time. The blanket for RM is for Christmas and is one I've made before--a wave type ripple with car appliques. And the scarves are child size so a quick make. I do have to get off my duff and get the baby blanket done this month. I've been making pot holders in the thermal stitch as a mindless thing when the grandkids are here or when I need to take a small project. Now I just need to find someone who needs some before I end up with a lifetime supply.
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    Our House (Part Three)

    Mary, pretty blanket--I like the colors. It's been quite a week with next week shaping up to be busy also. Took my truck in for a recall repair. Had a dentist apt. I finally got to Sam's to stock up on some stuff and got my upper GI scheduled for Monday after playing phone tag for a week. DH had an apt with the hematologist (he has MGUS) and his numbers have gotten worse, so he's scheduled for another bone marrow biopsy on Thursday. Saying a prayer but it looks like he may be advancing to multiple myeloma. We're back to some colder temps and rain today which is good for the duck hunters. I hope to get some crochet time this afternoon, but the Christmas stuff still needs to be put up, so we'll see which task wins. Hope everyone has a good weekend!
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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    I finished a pot holder while the grandkids where here last night and rolled a skein into a ball...+1 and rolled two more skeins into balls on the moorland blanket the day before...+2 = +4.
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    New (sort of)

    Hello from Mississippi!
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    A group to encourage each other to make gifts in 2019

    Courtney, so sorry for your news--prayers for your mother.
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    Hello

    Hello from Mississippi!
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    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    darski, gorgeous blanket! Brenda, pretty shawl! I like the colors.;
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    Solshine

    Hello from Mississippi!
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    A group to encourage each other to make gifts in 2019

    Pretty blanket, Judy! 2019 project list: 1. baby blanket for Ellen 2. Moorland blanket 3. scarves for MJ and ML 4. blanket for RM 5. lap throws/shawls for nursing home 6. temperature blanket for ML 7. wrap kit 8. 3 cardigan kits
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    Crocheting in Louisiana

    Hello from Mississippi!
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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    I rolled a skein into a ball on the moorland blanket....+1
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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    Pretty colors, Malisa! Generally, whatever size/form the new yarn is counts as -2. But however you decide, of course, you only count as many out as you do in. If it's -1 coming in, then it's +1 going out. The rules have some flexibility as long as the in and out are equal.
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    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    Scores for the week ending 1/5/19: Gold Medal Winner: darski +5 Silver Medal Winner: Inkked0317 +4 Bronze Medal Winner: TexasPurl +3 greyhoundgrandma +2 PBLKNP 0 No Shoot the Moon Winner this week! Hope everyone has a good crocheting week!
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