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2016 Stashbusting CAL

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I bought three skeins of Simply Soft this week, but have managed to roll two balls. 

 

WTD:  -4  YTD:  -4

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I had to rip out the Uptown Throw down to the first few rows, so I didn't use up a skein after all.  Also, I lost my mind at our LYS's annual year-end sale and used my gift certificate to buy 7 skeins of yarn for a sweater, so...

 

Stashbuster Total: WTD -14 YTD -14

 

:devil   :devil   :devil

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Looks like we're all starting this year off with a bang!! Lol! I wound up having to buy another skein to finish up the 2015 Moogly CAL so I'm finishing the week at 

 

WTD -24

 

Oops. I'm hoping for lots of positives next week!  :D

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Nothing used and nothing gained...

 

Starting off the year just like I ended last year - with a Goose Egg!!

 

WTD 0

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Part of what I ordered came and wiped out my positive. I still have several skeins on their way, though. I do have some that are ready to run out, though, so next week may not be totally disastrous... maybe???

 

WTD: -8 YTD: -8

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I'm working on the scores.

 

owlvamp, you ended up on the wrong thread, but I have your 0 for this week.

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WTD scores for the first week of 2016:

 

Gold Medal Winner: Tie: SamT87 and MalisaMessa +13

Silver Medal Winner: ladychris2010 +1

(Running a little late, but using up stash) Addicted2patterns +2

 

Holding the line at 0:

Ellie 13

yarnscrapper

pineknott

crabby rat

owlvamp

 

Planning projects and using gift cards:

HollyzHobbyz -4

howieann -8

jessicali -12

PBLKNP -14

yarn_monkey -24

 

Not setting a good example:

Shoot the Moon Winner: greyhoundgrandma -32

 

A good first week with lots of stashbusting and some projects in the works.

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Of course I'm still in...I had a +2 for the week...could you add my score please?

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Of course I'm still in...I had a +2 for the week...could you add my score please?

Got you on the list.

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I'm determined to get started this week.  I fell out about half way through last year.  +3 three balls left from making doll clothes.

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I used up a skein on a basket....+2.

Finished off a skein on some squares...+2  = +4

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Finally in the positives for this week. +2 Finished a skein of Shocking Pink out on a small c2c graph afghan I'm working on. Not quite done yet, BUT put me in the positive lol. 

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Finally in the positives for this week. +2 Finished a skein of Shocking Pink out on a small c2c graph afghan I'm working on. Not quite done yet, BUT put me in the positive lol. 

Any comments about making a c2c graph afghan. I've done c2cs before--no problem, but no kind of graph afghan. I saw one with different Christmas blocks that tempted me, but I wondered how much of a pain changing colors would be.

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Any comments about making a c2c graph afghan. I've done c2cs before--no problem, but no kind of graph afghan. I saw one with different Christmas blocks that tempted me, but I wondered how much of a pain changing colors would be.

 

Honestly, it's not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. It's the first ever graphghan I've done, it's only 30 blocks by 30 blocks (in double crochet stitches) but it's taken me a bit. My thing is I am going to have to get over my intimidation of bobbins. I have loose ends everywhere that I'm going to have to weave in. I'd do it over again just like this though if I had to, with the exception of weaving those ends in as I go! I'll get my camera out later & post a picture!

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One of my goals this year is to teach myself (and do) a graphgahn. I want to do the sc row style. (I have yet to learn how to do C2C).

I saw a polka dot baby blanket on pintrest that was very cute and only two colors... :reyes

 

Stashbusting:  I have used 2 skeins but I bought 2 skeins. Maybe by Saturday I'll use up another skein. :yes

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One of my goals this year is to teach myself (and do) a graphgahn. I want to do the sc row style. (I have yet to learn how to do C2C).

I saw a polka dot baby blanket on pintrest that was very cute and only two colors... :reyes

 

Stashbusting:  I have used 2 skeins but I bought 2 skeins. Maybe by Saturday I'll use up another skein. :yes

I've also got a SC one in the works also! lol. I'm in a group on facebook where all the graphs are $3, no exception unless you want a custom one rushed. They also have a great selection of free graphs, which is where I got the 2 I'm currently working on!!

 

As promised, here's my picture of my progress yesterday.

 

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I didn't get nearly as much of the ends weaved in as I'd have liked yesterday, but those will be done today & I will then figure out a border. I am thinking most likely a picot edging, but I might also do a shell or something... Not sure lol. It WILL be done in light pink though.

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Nice shawls! You're really working through your stash!

 

 

I've also got a SC one in the works also! lol. I'm in a group on facebook where all the graphs are $3, no exception unless you want a custom one rushed. They also have a great selection of free graphs, which is where I got the 2 I'm currently working on!!

 

As promised, here's my picture of my progress yesterday.

 

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I didn't get nearly as much of the ends weaved in as I'd have liked yesterday, but those will be done today & I will then figure out a border. I am thinking most likely a picot edging, but I might also do a shell or something... Not sure lol. It WILL be done in light pink though.

That's a lot of ends--but worth it-- pretty!

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Jessicali, that is beautiful!!! I like your little captions on the photos  :lol

 

Thanks for posting the photos.

Haha Thanks ;) I've been posting pictures of my progress via snap chat, so did it that way so people would know lol. 

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Beautiful work both of you.  I hate the thousand ends when you are done, but the pictures you can make are beautiful.  I did a cat one for my niece two years ago and it was quite nice.  The endless sewing not so nice.  I finally was able to get the yarn bobbins I liked online again.  I can't find them in the stores anymore.

 

I wrestled a skein into submission as a ball.  I was working fine from the skein until I had to frog it when I realized about 10 rows in the starting chain was wrong.  Then it got horribly tangled and had to be dealt with as a ball. +1

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+2 finished off that misbehaving ball and rolled another skein before it had a chance to get out of hand.

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