I know there are lots of you out there who can relate to the need for stash busting. Yes we can never have too
much yarn, but at some point we must admit to ourselves that we need to use
at least as much as we buy
, mustn't we?
Well I don't know about all that, but I did silently make a resolution to my self, and my pocketbook, this year that I would try
not purchase any new yarn until I've used up the majority of my "peripheral" stash.
Flower Power washcloths, pattern can be found here
I do like to maintain a "core" stash of my most used yarns, specifically Red Heart Super Saver, and Sugar'n Cream/Peaches 'n Creme/Handicrafter cotton. It pains me to know I won't be shopping for yarn for a good long while, but I think of all the money I'll save and it seems like it might be worth it in the end... maybe...
Doll Dresses, pattern can be found here
This is the remainder of my Cotton Tots Stash. Only a few yards of each left. I'll use it to make a few more flowers and maybe some little bows to add as embellishments. Can't waste a single inch!
Next is my stash of I Love This Cotton. Some more doll dresses. Some doll bibs. Maybe some more washcloths... Has anyone ever used it for a wearable? Was thinking of maybe making a sweater for Ben with the blue and neutral colors of ILTC I have on hand?
EDIT: added links for the patterns above. As an extra note, the little dresses I made smaller for baby dolls by using an H hook for the starting chain and first row, then use an I hook for the rest. I also only worked a total of 12 rnds.