Friday, 9 November 2012

adding to the stash (again)

I’m still on a yarn and stash diet. I haven’t fallen off the wagon. My rule was that I could buy any yarn or fabric as long as it had a specific (short term) purpose. There should be no adding to the stash just because I love something, or because it’s on sale.

I have not broken the rules with my most recent purchases.

Firstly, there was this fabric for my niece’s baby’s play quilt. All except the solid are from The Very Hungry Caterpillar range of fabrics.
2012 top completed2012 VHCaterpillar all over detail
The left photo is a glimpse of the top which I have finished and the right is the backing fabric (to be used in conjunction with the spots and solid).

The green in this photo is the backing and sashing fabric I have chosen to go with my Christmas Tree embroideries and the waves fabric is to be the backing for a cushion/pillow which I’m making as a gift.
2012 gree for Christmas, waves, VHCaterpillar all over
I won these two sweet Japanese fabrics in a give-away on Val’s blog.
2012 Japanese fabrics from Val's giveaway
Val also included this little handbag charm – how cute! I didn’t see it until I went to take the photos today so a special thank you, Val, and please forgive me for not mentioning it in my email to you.
2012 handbag charm from Val's giveaway
Carol, at FunThreads, sent me this little package of fabric for the I Spy quilt I plan to make for my grandsons. Thank you so much, Carol. It was very kind of you.
2012 fabric package from Carol
This is Older Grandson’s favourite fabric square.
2012 Thomas square from Carol
I’d better move that I Spy quilt up the “to do” list, I think!

As for the yarn, I have purchased only two 100g skeins.
2012 Moda Vera Marvel x2
Yes, I know it’s acrylic and I said I wasn’t buying any more acrylic but I have a bag full of acrylic yarn to use up and a great idea in mind, so I purchased these two because they were on sale and because they were colours I didn’t already have in my collection.

I didn't buy this yarn but it is now in my stash. It is 100g of Crazy Zauberball – a yarn for making matching socks becasue two strands of yarn are placed alongside each other and dyed together -- giving a perfect match!
2012 Crazy Zauberball
This was the prize for the most popular item in the One Skein Challenge at our knitters’ guild meeting last month. Thanks to all the members who voted for my Extended Swallowtail Shawl.

Time to get back to those WIPs  that I mentioned in my last post! One is now finished so there should be a celebratory post soon!


  1. Nice stash building. Totally adore Eric Carle books!!!

  2. My comment box seems messed up so I'm posting again:)

    Great stash building. I totally adore Eric Carle books!

  3. Great controlled stash building. I love the hungry caterpillar fabric. Great sock yarn prize. I have never heard of it being done like that to get matching socks. The swallowtail shawl was really lovely. Congrats on the win.

  4. Ooooooh how gorgeous is that Zauberball colour. I have some in my stash but yet to knit ... of course! Hahaha

  5. That little caterpillar is just adorable. And the Japanese fish make my heart flutter!

  6. Hi Lynne,
    Looks like you've got a good stash of everything....yarn and material....but I
    know you really need all of it!! You can't have enough yarn or material I say.
    Totally adore the very hungry caterpillar material, too cute.
    Cheers, Anita.

  7. What fun additions; will look for them in future posts!

  8. good for you for being strong. you won some great things.

  9. You'll enjoy making the Hungry Caterpillar quilt. I made up one of the kit's on sale here in UK as a commission back in January so I'm looking forward to seeing your end result as it will be a different look.

  10. Wow, you've been busy. Lookging forward to seeing all of your finished projects.

  11. Congrats on sticking with your goal, I know it is a hard one, but the feeling is oh so good! That hungry caterpillar fabric is so cute!


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