Friday, January 2, 2015

Mini Rings of Change CAL Week 2 and Start #2

A little late in the day, but here it is!
Rounds 1 through 5 in Grape, Black, and Neon Green. 
Linda's first five rounds are beautiful in purple and yellow; you can see it here. 
If you're joining us in the CAL and haven't gotten this far, don't worry; just keep working this next week. We're going to add rounds 6 and 7 only, so you have plenty of time to catch up.

I'm really trying to get control of my yarn this year; it's kind of all over the house. When we put up the Christmas tree, I had Tim move the yarn cabinet. He came to the conclusion that I don't need any more yarn for awhile.
But, of course, when my friend called today and said she found yarn at a resale shop for 50 cents and $1.00 a skein, what was I to do?
Four double skeins and four regular skeins of Red Heart Super Saver,
one Caron Simply Soft, two Loops and Threads Impeccable,
one Bernat Baby Coordinates, one Red Heart Soft,
two I Love This Yarn,
and five skeins of Homespun 
ALL FOR $20!!
Couldn't resist :-)

That being said, I'm striving to do a lot of stashbusting this year.
I have two new things on the hook (like I don't have enough already!); these are strictly scrap blankets made from all the little balls of yarn I have everywhere.
This one is a scrap along hosted by Zelna of Zooty Owl. It has no rhyme or reason as to color and is just worked on whenever I feel like adding another hexagon (or two, like I did today).
This one is modeled after  Lucy's Patchwork Granny on Attic24. But this one will be a 2015 blanket; one square per day. It's not a mood blanket. Whatever color I happen to grab is the one that gets added. Solid colors only. 

I managed to squeeze in a little cross stitch today, just enough to start #2 for the SDUCJFC.
Summer Quilts
There are two posts holding up the line of quilts; this is part of the left one.

Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)

Today's Inspiration

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13 comments:

  1. I like your new start! And REALLY like the colors of your afghans! I need to do some stash-busting of my own - I keep my yarn in one of those wide-drawer file cabinets and it's stuffed!

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  2. Love the quilts your stitching. I think I have those in magazines. Nice yarn haul. Great start on the blanket and I love the other two your working on.

    Linda

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  3. I have some of that exact Homespun yarn. :) My yarn is all over the place, too, but there's so much that I don't have one spot where I can keep it. And I'm running out of space for anything. But, I also caved before we went to Dubai and bought a lot of cotton so I could make doilies and mandalas, easy projects for travel. I love scrap blankets of any kind. Mindless projects are what we need sometimes. Best wishes, Tammy

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  4. I love those scrap blankets! To me that looks like "proper" crochet, more so than the co-ordinated things we see more often these days. Granny squares like grannies used to make! They will look stunning when finished, I'm sure.

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  5. Your CAL and stitching SALs are going great!! The scrap blanket is looking lovely:)
    No yarn is enough. I think Tim will have to find alternatives like censoring yarn sale news to you ;) haha

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  6. The colors are lovely, black always seems to make the other colors stand out more.

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  7. We never have enough yarn! Great deal!

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  8. Love your work. Its so much fun to get new stash! Great job on all your starts.

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  9. hi...looking good..seems like there are alot of CAL's for blankets or afghans already this year. love the colors you have picked..I don't like piece work..I will do it if I really love the pattern, but for large items..I like to keep going around and around...lol..don't mind me. I am waiting for a pattern to come in the mail for a blanket that I am doing with a few other ladies..it is on the cover of Crochet!! the spring edition..Happy new Year and may your stash continue to grow in the new year..

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  10. You are staying busy with these adorable crafty items! Yarn is so comforting...and oops I just purchase beige for the first time in forever! Perhaps I will pair it with color. ;-)

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  11. One can never gave too many friends....or too much stash :D Maybe husbands will understand that one day!
    Love your crochet blocks.....I taught myself to cricket so that I could make a granny square:D
    Great stitching...no idea how you manage all that stitching and crochet too!

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  12. ove your first 5 rounds kate and all that lovely new yarn, I wouldn't have been able to resist either, we are stashaholics after all :) xx

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  13. Hi I found your Cal via Linda. I am going to join in too, You can see my efforts on my blog. I am making a rug and stashbusting too. I love the colours in your cal. Those new wools look irresistible!

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