Monday, January 24, 2011

So Much Yarn, So Little Time

You may imagine that the Gurls of Fresh Purls have abundant yarn stashes (most of Becky's stash is pictured on the left here). As the new yarns come in we fall in love with certain colors, fibers, color names and then...we bond with it and it has to go home with us. There is only so much time for knitting and crocheting in our lives, so the stash grows.

In 2011 Karen, Helen, and Becky are taking down the stash! We've all agreed to complete 11 projects in 2011 using stashed yarn. Sounds fun, doesn't it? Anyone who wants to join us in our quest is welcome!

There will be a thread in our Ravelry group to share progress and photos.

Here are our criteria for it to count toward the 11 projects:

1. To qualify as stash yarn the yarn must have been purchased before Thanksgiving 2010.

2. If you need to purchase new yarn for the project that's fine, but 50% of the project must come from your stash OR use 100% of the selected stashed yarn.

3. Only projects begun on or after January 1, 2011 count toward the stash down.

We'll keep you posted on our progress!


  1. This is a wonderful idea! I'll try but 11 items sounds like a lot.


  2. HMMMM. I like it! It's an interesting challenge! I think I'll have to play along...

  3. For those of us that need a goal orientated project with and end in sight, LIKE ME.