Stash Busting

We moved into our house nearly 18 months ago. Since then, the spare room has been the home of my stash. It’s a big room, so there’s plenty of room for yarn (and fabric) to be squirrelled away, ready to find The Perfect Project for it. Later this year we are going to be having an extension, and the current spare room will become my daughter’s bedroom, and her bedroom will become the spare room. Which is all good and exciting, until I realised that her current bedroom is half the size of the current spare room. UH OH! Time for some serious stash busting.

And on the same day that the builder came to discuss the plans, I discovered the Queen Stitch and her stash busting CAL. It is almost as if the universe was trying to tell me something.

Anyhoo, this week I have been sorting out my stash. And by sorting out, I mean rediscovering all the beautiful yarns I have hidden away. I also have a lot of not so beautiful yarns. Currently most of my yarn is housed in a large chest of drawers and is already relatively sorted by weight/brand. I have been strict with myself and decided that I am really never likely to use some of it, so that will be donated to charity.

Much of my stash is actually WIPs. Last count there were eleventy hundred and four. I really really need to finish at least some of them. Top of the priority list is this slouchy cowly cardigan that I have been making since the testing started (sorry Penny!). I have just a sleeve to go so I really should get on and finish. It’s going to be so lovely when it is done.

Planned Stash Busting

I have some stash busting projects lined up for the CAL. First up I’m making myself a Granny Rocks Jumper. I’ve selected these Stylecraft Special DK colours from my stash (Silver, Plum and Aspen) and I’ve already made a start. It’s super quick to make so hopefully it’ll be ready to wear soon.

I am also planning to take part in Lottie and Albert’s Rainbow Blanket CAL during February. I’ve selected these colours (again Stylecraft Special DK – Parchment, Storm Blue and Duck Egg). The pattern calls for six balls in total, so I am using two of each.

Now I just need to do the same with my fabric, although I am thinking Me Made May might just help focus my mind.

So what about you? Are you joining in with the stash busting CAL/KAL?

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