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    2020 Stashbusting MAL

    2020 Stashbusting MAL Guidelines

    Well, it looks as if this party can get started!! We'll continue the MAL with anticipation of the site remaining active. 💗

    Guidelines for the MAL are in this
    FILE.

    Here's the basics: All yarn in your stash counts. If you have leftovers, it counts as a ball & it's worth +1 point when you use it up.

    Whatever form new yarn comes in (skein, hank, ball, cake, etc.), it’s a skein added to the stash.-2

    When a partial skein is used, earn +1 pt. When the remainder of the skein is used(which is now referred to as a “ball”), earn the other point. +1

    Remember, this is just a way to keep us mindful to use our stash before buying more.

    I do hope you'll join us!

    Click HERE for a tutorial on "Signature" editing.
    Last edited by TexasPurl; 01-29-2020, 11:48 AM.
    Debbie

    Stashbusting CAL WTD +14/YTD -418 (2019-642)(2018-109)
    Book Challenge 38/50 (2019-51)(2018-35)

    “Properly practiced, knitting (& crochet) soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.”
    Elizabeth Zimmerman with edits by me

    #2
    Oh - what fun! I was thinking 2020 needed to be a stash buster year for me, this will definitely help! :-)

    Question regarding WIPs - I assume the partial balls in progress don’t count (?), but what about adding new balls to an existing project? :-)
    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -66; YTD -342

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    • TexasPurl
      TexasPurl commented
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      Count any skeins or partials used up during the respective week. It's doesn't matter if it's a WIP. If it's in your stash today and you used it this week, count it.

    #3
    This is going to be fun.

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    • TexasPurl
      TexasPurl commented
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      So happy to have you join us DJM!

    #4
    I’m ready to do this, I will use leftovers for charitable projects for the homeless. Thanks for getting me started on a year of stash busting!
    Kathie from Indiana

    2020 Stashbuster MAL: WTD + 2, YTD + 125

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    #5
    This is encouraging me to use the whole ball instead of stashing leftovers. Yay!

    thank you.
    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -66; YTD -342

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      #6
      Excellent idea! I have several WIPs that have been sitting on the shelf far too long and I want to finish them this year! (I'm not not going to try and figure out how this will work with skeins of yarn that I spin from my stash of fiber!)

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        #7
        Scores for Week 12/29 – 01/04

        Please comment to this thread with your weekly score.
        Debbie

        Stashbusting CAL WTD +14/YTD -418 (2019-642)(2018-109)
        Book Challenge 38/50 (2019-51)(2018-35)

        “Properly practiced, knitting (& crochet) soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.”
        Elizabeth Zimmerman with edits by me

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        • Natalia
          Natalia commented
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          I knitted 200g of yarn (white cardigan), which gives me 4 points. No purchase this week, although today I received a t-shirt yarn for the pouf. But I bought it 2 weeks ago.

          WTD +4 YTD +4

        • lovestostitch
          lovestostitch commented
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          Char - you knitted all that plus took over the site? Did you sleep? I think we should give points for sleeping! I might win then.

        • Char
          Char commented
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          lovestostitch - well, that WAS before I decided to take over our crafty home. That week I was on vacation from my day job, lots of travel time in the car - you know - lots of free time to knit or crochet.

          I haven't slept much since the decision was made (or considered), nor have I knit much, but I am actually going to do that here shortly. Family and time this evening.

        #8
        I'm hoping to get started stash busting this week. Great job TexasPurl on our first week. You will definitely get me motivated..

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        • TexasPurl
          TexasPurl commented
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          Happy to have you with us DJM! 💗

        #9
        Where is an explanation of how to calculate points?

        Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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        • TexasPurl
          TexasPurl commented
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          In the first post of the thread, click on the word "File". It will take you to the guidelines for the MAL.

        • lovestostitch
          lovestostitch commented
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          TexasPurl - Thanks. I missed that.

          I don't get the point difference between using up a skein or a ball. If you roll a skein into a ball and then use it up, it's the same thing. What if I wind a skein into a cake? The only time I wind yarn into a ball is at the very end when it is a tangled cake.

        • TexasPurl
          TexasPurl commented
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          lovestostitch - I use a simple method. Whatever form the new yarn comes in (skein, hank, ball, cake, etc.), it’s a skein added to the stash.

          When I partially use that skein, I earn 1 pt. When the remainder of the skein is used(which is now referred to as a “ball”), I earn the other point.

        #10
        Rolled the end of a tangled cake into a ball - 1 point?

        I'm making an adult sized pair of pencil socks for my daughter so she can match my grandson. She is a teacher and wants them for Crazy Socks Days.

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        Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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          #11
          This is just the motivation I need to get started again! I've been in a fiber funk for a couple months now but I've got tons of stashed yarn. This sounds like a fun way to break my funk and clear out some odd ball yarn!

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          • Char
            Char commented
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            LOL - I really like your user name.

            Welcome to the fun!!!

          • lovestostitch
            lovestostitch commented
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            Welcome! You could join a make along to help inspire you too. What do you like to knit/crochet?

          • LottieDa
            LottieDa commented
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            Thanks so much! I love to Crochet mandalas, blankets, pillows, amigurumi, just about anything. I'm a novice knitter but have successfully made scarves and finger-less gloves. I also weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom. Mostly shawls and rugs at this point but when I have some time, I'll experiment further with that.

          #12
          I found you again! lol, Guess now I can unjoin on fiberocity

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          • TexasPurl
            TexasPurl commented
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            We're so happy you found us!

          #13
          Yesterday I used a little over half a skein of Caron Simply Soft to make this Hat from a free pattern I found on Moogly called "The Ivy Hat" by Maria's Blue Crayon. I balled the leftover yarn. Not sure if there's enough for another hat. I'm pretty sure I used over half the skein. Anyway, here's my first FO of 2020!

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          • TexasPurl
            TexasPurl commented
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            Great hat & beautiful color!

          • knitter131
            knitter131 commented
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            I have some of that color! Maybe I will make a hat with it as well 😊

          • moescrochet
            moescrochet commented
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            Which shade of simply soft was that? I have quite the collection, and am always looking for colors I may not have yet lol

          #14
          Great idea! My plan is to knit at least a half of my current stash or =5 kg. And of course to buy less yarn (no more than 0,5 kg a month).

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            #15
            Just found this challenge. Good thing I can start at the Jan 1 number. DIL gave me a full tote of yarn at Christmas. Basically she tripled my stash!! I only count things when they are totally used up, so that means +2 when I finish the ball, cake, skein and -2 when my monthly fiber club arrives. Is there a way to count fiber turned into yarn. or is it neutral and I can just count the balls used when I use the handspun??
            Linda
            Stasbusting week ending 5/16 WTD = +0 YTD = +118

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            • Char
              Char commented
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              crosstitchlinda I tagged you in a tutorial I did a while back - can you see if that helps?

            • crosstitchlinda
              crosstitchlinda commented
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              Char got it Thank You.

            • Char
              Char commented
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              If you need other help let me know.

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