Sunday, December 28, 2008

My 2009 De-Stash "PROJECT"

I have too much yarn, and I keep buying more so my 2009 goal is to knit more of what I already have. I'm picking out projects that I want to do and that I already have the yarns for and I'm devising random ways to pick 1 or 2 at the start of each month. Hopefully my end result will be a lot of stash de-stashed and not a bunch of UFOs. So far I've decided on 6 sock patterns, one for every other month. I'm not ambitious enough to take on 12. I've also got 3 hats picked out so far, but I'll probably pick more. I'm also going to FINALLY do my hermione mitten and fuzzy felted slippers....

So here are my lists, for anyone who is curious, and also for myself to help keep track:

(since there are 6, I'm going to roll a die to randomly select one every other month, or sooner if I work quick enough)
  1. Fawkes in Lorna's Laces, Flames
  2. Hedwig in Comic Fibers, Sorcerer's Stone
  3. Uzume in Cosmic Fibers, Kazua Takoa
  4. Monkey in Skinny Duet, Mona
  5. Zombie Socks in Cosmic Fibers, Burke & Hare
  6. Anastasia in Cosmic Fibers, Mme. Defarge
EDIT: I switched out the Flutter-by Socks for Zombie instead. ;) I'm still iffy on Mme. Defarge for the Anastacia socks, but not so much that I can up with an alternative... If I maneage to get all 6 done early then I'll go back to the flutter-by's... 
I'd also like to do Jaywalkers with my Ravenclaw 2nd Year yarn.... I had a lot of trouble narrowing this down last night. LOL Now I'm thinking of changing it all around... Oy Vey!

This is a short list. I haven't picked all of then yet... I also haven't decided how many I should do, or how to pick them.
  1. Foliage in Malabrigo Chunky, Sapphire Magenta
  2. Hermione's Cable and Eyelet Hat in Wool-Ease, Grey heather
  3. Star-Crossed Slouchy Beret in Malabrigo, undecided on colorway (I'm thinking Jewel Blue or Roanoke)
Other Projects:
Also a short list right now
  1. Hermione's Cable and Bobble Mittens in Cascade 220, 9404 (ruby)
  2. Felted Furry Foot Warmers (Plain Version) in Lambs pride bulky, blue magic & Fun fur, fiji
I'll do more updating once I pick out some more projects... I have a lot of yarn to de-stash so I definitely need more projects. :)

I'm iffy on including these. I HIGHLY doubt that they will ever get done in one year with the other socks and hats and mittens and other things that I want to do
  1. Clapotis in my Noro Silk Garden --> I'm scared of it, and it'll be a big undertaking.
  2. longish skinny scarf (Possibly Omo) in Cosmic Fibers, Sweeny Todd
  3. Finish my Lace Ribbon Scarf in Lorna's Laces, Hawaii
  4. Sara's Scrunchable scarf in Bernat Chunky Twist, Denim Rag

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