Sunday, December 16, 2018

Burn Through Stash Like Crazy - Week 2

Still working on stash-busting this week, I made more scarves and worked on a few hats.

Working from the instructions on this video, I combined a fairly nondescript dark purple, with multiple left-over colors of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn and made a squishy, soft adult-sized scarf:
I'm pretty pleased with the results



And inspired by something I saw on Ravelry, I decided to combine white  yarn with Unforgettable Boutique in the colorway, Candied, and made a child-sized scarf:  
 I hope there's a child out there who'll enjoy this, 
because I love this combination.
In fact, I like the combination 
of white combined with the pastel rainbow colors 
much more than I like the original colors by themselves.


And looking for some even quicker finishes, I worked on some hats - finishing one so far:
Pattern:  Divine Hat

And made another Boxes Dishcloth:
Love the texture of this cloth

Check out (at the bottom of this post) my yarn used YTD!  I may get closer to my goal than I thought I could a few weeks ago.  Yippee!

To see what other YOPers are up to, visit our group on Ravelry.

2018 Yarn Stash-Down progress:  80.36/100 Skeins




15 comments:

  1. Those scarves are fantastic. Combining those yarns worked out perfectly. I like the texture of the discloth. I might be putting that pattern in my library......just might be.

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  2. Wow - just look at the total at the bottom! You go girl!!! I love the colours in the first scarf - and it looks so snuggly and warm.

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  3. Oh I like that effect. Do you think you used more than one skein of Unforgettable? I have a similar yarn: not being a knitter I don't know how far I can get on one skein.

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    1. I'm not going to be too helpful, Jenn because I didn't take good notes. But I do know for the child's cowl I only used about 3/4's of a skein of Unforgettable, and for the adult scarf I know I used more than 1 skein's worth (probably 1.25 and 1.5 skeins). It's just going to depend on the size of one's scarf. I made the adult scarf moderately wide (I think I made them with 26 stitches cast on, and probably longer than most people might make a scarf. It comes to just above my knees. But that length allows me to sort of slip-knot it around my neck (which is how I prefer to wear a scarf. I'm making another one this week, so I'll try to take better notes!

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  4. Becki all your makes are just lovely but those scarfs, the children's one in particular, are just gorgeous and a great stash busting idea.

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  5. Ooh I love these scarves, it’s giving me some ideas to try different yarns together. I liked the last ones you did before but the pastel one is really lovely.

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  6. You're so productive Becki!!! I really love the dish cloth and the way you photographed it with the oranges!!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Rain. I really like that you notice the little things. I love the details. :)

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  7. Congrats on your de-stash! I might make a goal this year for that. This year was Good reads Challenge but I could use more challenges....especially one on de-cluttering my house! LOL! I have been enjoying combing yarns this week too. It works nice since I had one that was too dark and one was too bright but together they were just right!
    I love the scarf and the hat and the child's scarf or is it a cowl? Very nice for 1 week! Merry Christmas!!!

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    1. I find combining yarns kind of fascinating. I enjoy seeing how it changes the colors -in the child's cowl above, it took a pastel rainbow yarn from something that I felt was kind of blah, and transformed it into white sugar coated candy! Now I want to buy more of that yarn, but I will not!!!! Not unless I can buy enough to make something like a baby blanket. I think that would be super sweet.

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  8. You are rocking your destash goals. Awesome. I love the squishiness of those cowls - they looks sooooo cozy.

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