Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ready to go.


Number one of the blankets that I am enlarging for a friend is finished. The small squares surrounding the large ones are mine. Yes I know I'm slow but many years of too much crochet & knitting have taken their toll on my hands and I try to ration the length of time I spend at my beloved crafts. I'm really pleased with this effort though the stash still doesn't look any smaller. I'm beginning to think it is related to the Magic Pudding and will never get smaller no matter how much of it I use. What a lovely thought - endless craft supplies - yes please.
On this subject I have a message from the man of the house, who shakes his head in bewilderment when I speak of my stash in guilty tones. "I don't know why you crafters worry about your stash," he says. "Just enjoy it. You know you'd go balmy without it." So there you have it fellow stash holders. From one member of the non-knitting/crocheting population, "Go for it."
I'm now starting on the next enlargement project.
Bye for now until next time.

12 comments:

  1. It is lovely, I do like the way you have set out the squares, Makes it more interesting don't you think :))
    Love the Magic Pudding :))
    As for the man of the house, ((())) lots of hugs from this stash worrier LOL...

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    1. Thank you Pat. I'm pleased with the balance.

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  2. Great job! It all looks like it belongs together! I don't fret a great deal about my stash, but we are planning to downsize our home in the next few years. That means making a conscious effort to start using up or getting rid of a substantial amount of stuff that we have. Working through yarn stash is a lot easier than working through years of accumulation in the spice cupboard!

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    1. Minding my own, the downsizing thing is scarey isn't it? It's coming up for us some time in the next couple of years and I'm trying not to think about it.

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  3. You have done a wonderful job with the blanket
    Had a giggle about the Magic Pudding, it would be cheaper if we didn't have to pay for the stash :-)
    Got to love a hubby with that attitude, bet he has a shed full of his stash too :-)

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    1. Thanks Maria. Right first time re the hubby's shed - lots of jars with mysterious things in them, stacks of wood odments. Usually there is 'just the thing' to hand when an odd job needs doing.

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  4. I love what you're doing with the squares. It's a very updated look for Granny squares. Your friend will love it!

    Ah, stash. It's been on my mind quite a bit lately. Guess I should think about blogging about it!

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    1. Caffeine Girl until I started blogging I thought I was alone in my stash addiction. I'ts lovely to find others all over the planet who share the habit.:)

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  5. Oh that is lovely.
    Speaking of hands, i have a date for surgery on both of mine, together, crafting has well & truly taken it's toll on my hands, carpal tunnel syndrome for almost a decade, ooppss, but now i'm finally taking action.
    As for my stash, my darling husband is so supportive too, as he's away for such long periods, my fabrics are my hobby, company & distraction, love Posie

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    1. That's good news Posie. It will be lovely to be able to use your hands again.

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  6. I love the Afghan, you are a true Talent at heart & I can see you love what you do, I too am love to Crochet and will learn the Granny Square one, I am looking forward to it. Please share more of your Afghan's

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    1. I love to Christy. Unfortunately I'm slow which is why my posts are so few.

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