Stash down challenge 2011: Day 1

In light of my recent stash acquisition, I have decided that it behooves me to focus my crochet efforts for the month of November on plowing through this past weekend’s purchase.

As I sorted though the various and varied yarns in an attempt to put like with like, I realized that there are lessons to be learned from using what is in front of you, and I would like to learn those lessons.

I am particularly curious to find out if I can take these colors, not all of which are in my usual palette, and make items that still have whatever quality it is that makes my work identifiably mine.

I got a start on it today.

After I had made breakfast for my son, walked him to the bus stop, followed along as he once again went over the elements of the constellation Orion with me, I came back to the house, got my own breakfast, and then set to work on the stash bag I started yesterday with the vintage Lime dazzle aire from Caron®.

Once I had all of the pieces completed and ends woven in, I washed it, rolled it between dry towels, let it dry:

crochet stash basket
I complete the (sub)Line crochet bag for my yarn stash

and then filled it with more of the vintage Caron® dazzle aire that was part of my purchase:

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My (sub)Lime crochet bag for yarn stash in it’s native habitat

With the new stash bag completed and completely filled, I ran a few errands. The waiting in line at various stores gave me the opportunity to think about what I would do next, and what I decided was that I would take this yarn:

red vintage yarn
Scarlet Red wintuck yarn

and use it to crochet the very popular “Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf”:

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I begin work on a Queen Anne’s Lace crochet scarf

After I finished the first motif, I had a few false starts sorting out where I should make the slip stitches, but eventually, I got into the “crochet zone” and made substantive progress:

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I get a good start on a Queen Anne’s Lace crochet scarf

Tomorrow is a new day, and I expect that I just might be able to finish work on this scarf and move forward to the next crochet adventure in this stash down challenge, whatever it may be.

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8 thoughts on “Stash down challenge 2011: Day 1

  1. Oooh! Love the scarf and the bag! Good job, so far…maybe if I just concentrate on getting my Christmas Knitting done, I’ll have at least worked through some of my stash…right?

  2. Wondering now if I’ve done tis pattern wrong as I am not certain mine looks like yours…. will run down to where all of my finished pieces are and compare them…. perhaps its just that mine look more flimsy due to a different yarn choice!!! LOVE the newest stash bag….

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