Year of Projects Update #2 - Slowly but surely busting that stash

It's been another productive week of stash busting here, albeit in small quantities. I'm so glad that I put as much emphasis on using up various bags of yarn as I did on making particular items, because it's had a very motivating effect. I've continued to make a minimum of one hexipuff a day for the Beekeeper's Quilt, crocheted some end of term gifts (to be revealed next week), and made the iPhone earbud cover I blogged on Friday - all from "leftovers" and alongside my bigger knitting project. Very satisfying.

Last night I came up with a list of possible items that could be made from small quantities of 4 ply/fingering weight as that's what I have most of, and also a few ideas for new designs I'd like to try out so I'll be adding those to the tag "beyond the hexipuff" over coming weeks. The first I'd like to try is this pattern by Jennifer Sugarman, although I'll be calling it a 'Yarn Sock' for fear of attracting the wrong type of blog traffic!! 

We are going to a birthday party this morning so I'd better say farewell get myself ready. I hope you all have a lovely Sunday and will look forward to reading the other YoP updates later tonight. (There are still people joining the group, so if you're tempted, pop over and take a look!) 
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  1. Hahaha I see why you changed the name! :)
    xxxxxxx

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  2. Well done on the stash busting and I love the look of your bee keepers quilt, fascinating. I think a good choice on name change also lol.

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  3. Yup, 'yarn sock' is soooo much safer! I make knitted covers for lavender bags with scraps of yarn, there's a sort-of pattern, just a recipe really, somewhere on my blog.

    I'm not posting an update today as there's not been much knitting here this week, just a bit of swatching, but I'm planning plenty of knitting time in the week ahead :D

    Oh, and I'm thinking I might knit Color Affection after all, having seen one in the flesh so to speak. How fickle am I ?!

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    1. Oh great - I'll have a look on your blog, thanks.

      I think you should get on and knit one- although I should warn you, I'm considering a 3rd... they may be addictive!

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  4. I really love the earbud cozy and I have some yarn that was for hexies but this project deserves to be made first! I'm going crazy with the hexies too, I still love them! I love the colours of yours.

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  5. Teeheehee... good name change! :) I also like the style of your photos and blog very much.

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  6. Have you seen the pinwheel purse pattern on ravelry....an idea for small bits of four ply....I made one this week, although my example isn't fab, but just a thought!

    Look at your hydrangeas, ours are full flourish now too, they're gorgeous aren't they. Hope you had a nice party, I've done a ruff and tumble today....always fun!

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    1. Thanks Faith, I also love those slippers you made - have added to my faves :)

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  7. You are doing great getting your scrap yarn used up. Love the shawl you are working on and thanks for giving me a heads up on my blog about it. That might be one way to use ub A LOT of my sock yarn for this YoP.

    Had to laugh about the yarn sock. But what a great idea that is too!

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    1. Nothing like busting 1600m in one go!!!! Good luck!

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  8. Ooh, I love the earbud idea! Thanks for sharing your project - now I have a great scrap yarn project in mind!

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  9. Excellent stash busting! I agree that there is something very satisfying about getting little things done. It must be because eventually they add up to something big! I think the ear buds are great - now I'm wondering how to do it in crochet!! Hmmm... this will require some deep thought!

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    1. There is a crochet pattern somewhere and I know that Winkie (A Creative Being blog) crochets them so you might find a clue on her blog....?

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  10. Such great pictures you took. Do you use Instagram or Hipstamtic?

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    1. I use Instagram but most of the photos on here are put together with the Diptic iPhone App :)

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