So... how did I do in January and February?
Not too badly!
There was the stabby granny made with very old stash. I actually made a couple more, so I need to continue and try to turn them into a useful object!
I made a finger sloth using a pattern I bought last year and materials from my stash, with no extra purchases required.
I also made a zipped pouch using materials from my stash, again with no extra purchases required.
I blogged about my very long-standing WIP - the stripy blanket. It was two-thirds through when I posted that, but I've made a bit more progress since. I've done 4 colour stripes, of the 15 I had left to go. Which equated to 14 rows of 60. 46 rows to go! This is the most progress I've made on it in a long while, so - although it's not a finished WIP - I'm pleased that I've progressed with it.
Did I buy anything, though? Yes, I'm afraid I did! However... it was for a purpose - the baby blanket for a friend's new baby. I did not have the yarn required in my stash, so had to buy what I needed. The blanket has been finished (in record time for the Slowy McSlow-Slow I am!) and I will show you more soon.
What I bought:
- 7 balls of aran yarn (5 colours, 2 white). (All used for the blanket: PASS)
- Knitters/tapestry needles (pack of 2) - I needed some larger ones than the ones I had. (Useful tools, rather than usable craft stash: PASS)
- Daisy button - I was trying to break into the next postal bracket to get cheaper postage! (Not required: FAIL - cost 26p)
Here is that naughty button - an unnecessary craft purchase!
I just better make sure I use it, eh?!
And... despite my baby blanket yarn being a "necessary" purchase, with a purpose in mind that has been fulfilled... the leftovers still add to the stash!
I am now left with the above, which I did not have before, adding to my craftroom stock. So, now I need to try to use this up too - it's a tricky business, this stash-busting!
Check back soon to see the finished baby blanket!
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