Putting It Out There

Yesterday when I was reading blogs I was struck by Erin’s plan for 2018. She’s set the goal of using 18 skeins of stash yarn. I was immediately intrigued. Was there a way I could squeeze this goal in with all my Loopy Academy and Camp Loopy knitting? I think there is. I am going to attempt to knit 9 skeins of stash yarn. In recent years I’ve only knit from stash sparingly though I keep buying yarn. If I liked it well enough to stash it in the first place it should have enough of a draw for me to want to knit it.

So here’s my full plan. I will knit 9 skeins from stash in 2018. If I’m using leftovers 250 yards counts as a skein. Anything purchased in 2018 does not count even if it spends 11 months mingled with older stash. I’ll tag the projects and posts 9 in 2018. Anyone want to join in with their own variation?

I’ve gotten a few more rows of the cowl done. The next row starts the main flower section.


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21 Responses to Putting It Out There

  1. kathyreeves says:

    I love your idea! My stash is actually more like a project pile, since I have not been in constant knit mode that long, but I am trying to keep my yarn confined to a box (a large one) that contains only new skeins, and then my leftovers, which I am trying to use up. My goal is to get rid of all that yarn I acquired somehow before I treat myself to anything new! Probably a good thing, since I have yarn for the sampler afghan, and two more sweaters in the mix, along with a yarn set that looked good for baby stuff when I selected it! (What babies? No clue!)
    Your cowl is looking fab, the stitch definition is beautiful on that yarn. 😄

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  2. chrisknits says:

    Rav is doing a Challenge, you might mix the two. I am doing 18 projects, which will use more than 18 skeins. I am just hoping to stay focused on knitting and balance it with the sewing and quilting.

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  3. salpal1 says:

    My plans for the year so far include knitting all from stash, or recently acquired yarn – no new yarn. I started setting up the Ravelry challenge page, too. I need to go back and count the skeins! Can I count two 1100 yards skeins as more than 2 please? 😉

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  4. Kim says:

    Sounds like a good plan. I’m a little shocked at how much is in my stash so I need to use some of that too. Sadly none of it works for my next planned project. *sigh*

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  5. AJ says:

    I love it! I wrote my Ravelry challenge as 30 projects, but perhaps I could adjust this to include some stash projects. I’ll have to think on it for a minute to figure out how to do this:) Thanks for the idea!

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  6. Renee Anne says:

    I’m hoping to knit almost entirely from stash this year. I’ve got an enviable stash and I should use it. I think I’ve even planned it out in my Year of Projects. There are a couple of projects that might need new yarn. Maybe. I don’t remember. But most of it is stash.

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  7. matushkaanna says:

    I have a pretty big stash, sadly. I really do try to use it and the majority of new yarn that comes in the house is for a specific project or was gifted. I try to use all of the gifted yarn I can which challenges me to try new things with yarn I wouldn’t have purchased myself. I’m finishing up a shawl right now from gifted yarn and it’s pretty neat.

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  8. ellen says:

    I am pretty sure that every project I’m dreaming of for 2018 is already in the stash, so I can’t talk skein numbers but I’m very excited to stash knit this year. Good luck! I’ll be following you.

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  9. Anita says:

    That’s a great idea! My stash is not super large, but I do have some old skeins in there that I’d finally like to use, and something like this is a good way of doing that. (I’m a slow knitter so maybe 9, definitely not 18 unless I only knit with stash yarn this year, lol.)

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  11. AJ says:

    Thanks for the rest idea! I love it! I linked to your post on my post tonight:)

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  12. What a great idea! You can definitely do this – you get a lot of projects done 🙂

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  13. Stefanie says:

    This colorwork looks fantastic, Karen! What a great goal; I may try what you’re doing.

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  14. Sounds like a neat idea!!:)

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  16. I love this idea! I have to plan what amount of my stash I plan to use this year… soo much yarn

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  17. I’m in. I tried to knit mostly from my stash last year and was pretty successful. Gonna check out the Ravelry Challenge tab.

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  18. Olivia says:

    Just keep knitting, just keep knitting…..adapted from Dori – Finding Nemo. Lol

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