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1Q 2020 Make Along Chatter

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    1Q 2020 Make Along Chatter

    Good morning! I love seeing all of the beginnings and FOs in the 2019 Holiday Make Along - thank you all for joining in!

    Here's where we'll chatter about what is on our needles, hooks, machines, or otherwise for the 1st Qtr 2020.

    Do you have crafty resolutions to share? Mine - I am really hoping my 2020 will be a stash buster year. I am hoping the 2020 Stashbuster MAL will help support that.

    I hope you are all settling in nicely after the holidays for some nice winter making.
    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: zero; YTD -276

    #2
    I'm looking forward to getting some of my stash knocked out this year as well. Not sure how much will be accomplished in the 1st quarter though. I'm an accountant, so I go from holiday stress to tax return stress. I do manage to get a bit of stitching in every day to decompress. Who needs sleep, right?
    Debbie

    Stashbusting CAL WTD -172/YTD -576 (2019-642)(2018-109)
    Book Challenge 42/50 (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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    • Char
      Char commented
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      I am an accountant too - but I serve municipalities. So - January and February are crazy busy for me, then it slows some. :-)

    #3
    My resolution for this year is to make more items for charity. I would like to have at least 50 items (scarves, hats, ear warmers, etc.) for delivery by the first part of October. My hope is to be creative in using leftover yarn from previous projects.
    Kathie from Indiana

    2020 Stashbuster MAL: WTD + 8, YTD + 181

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      #4
      Good morning and Happy New Year. Stash busting sounds like a good way to start it off. Like knitter131 and Char I want to do more charity knitting. Its a great way to use up odd saved balls of yarn and the projects are usually quick to knit up.

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        #5
        shhhhhh - don't tell anyone but my accounting customer is controlling the mouse a lot today while I watch. Knitting in hand!!!!
        Knitting is happening here! ❤️

        Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: zero; YTD -276

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        • TexasPurl
          TexasPurl commented
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          LOL, You go girl!

          I'm waiting for reports to compile. Hook in hand!
          Last edited by TexasPurl; 01-08-2020, 10:58 AM.

        #6
        I'm (still) working toward reducing the stash. I have too much of the Sugar 'N Cream cotton. Decided to make place mats for the picnic table. Starting #1. I found the cutest pattern on Etsy. Square Emily Placemats by Henna Huczkowski.

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        Debbie

        Stashbusting CAL WTD -172/YTD -576 (2019-642)(2018-109)
        Book Challenge 42/50 (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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        • lovestostitch
          lovestostitch commented
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          My favorite use of Sugar 'n Cream is for potholders. I have made a number of pocket potholders with it and they are the best. Store bought potholders look awful if you wash them but the Sugar 'n Cream ones wash beautifully. I have a pattern I wrote up for the pocket potholders that I would happily share. It is a crochet pattern.

        • TexasPurl
          TexasPurl commented
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          lovestostitch - that's so kind of you to offer. I'd love to have your potholder pattern!

        • lovestostitch
          lovestostitch commented
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          TexasPurl - I will email it to you if you PM me your email address.

        #7
        My resolution for my knitting year is "no pain, all gain." What that means to me is I'm in it for the fun of it. I can walk away from any project - leave in time out or rip it, no judgement. I'm going to use high quality yarn suitable for the project, luscious and lovely. I'm going to revel in the process and be completely unconcerned about progress.

        Well...

        So there!

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        • knitter131
          knitter131 commented
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          That sounds like the perfect resolution!

        • EllenDeKnitter
          EllenDeKnitter commented
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          We'll see knitter131 !!!

        • Char
          Char commented
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          This sounds like you have a lovely 2020 planned!

        #8
        I need to really finish this squares blanket project I had going from a year long project last year. I have made good progress in the past few weeks. I am debating if I want to add more squares for a larger size or just keep 12 squares-one for each month. That's my current project though I'm itching for something new. I am thinking about casting on a shawl for that MAL.

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        • Char
          Char commented
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          Your shawls are very beautiful. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

        #9
        Here's my list of WIPs.
        1. The main project.
        It's a top-down raglan cardigan.
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        • TexasPurl
          TexasPurl commented
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          That's so pretty! Would you share the pattern name? I'm always looking for top-down apparel patterns.

        • Natalia
          Natalia commented
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          TexasPurl Thank you! It's my own pattern. If you would like how it would looks, I can write a free pattern.

        • TexasPurl
          TexasPurl commented
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          Natalia Don't go to any trouble. I have plenty of patterns. I really like the way yours is working up. It's a beauty!

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        2. Long lasting project.
        It's a dress.
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        • Bettymo
          Bettymo commented
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          I saw the finished photo on FK FB page, it's really something beautiful.

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        3. Second cardigan
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          #12
          4. A pouf
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          • Char
            Char commented
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            How do you make your poofs? What kind of yarn do you use?

          • Char
            Char commented
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            Oops - I see now that it was a T-Shirt?? How cool!! Still curious what pattern you use.

          • Natalia
            Natalia commented
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            Char Marshmallow Pouf by DROPS Design https://www.garnstudio.com/pattern.php?id=4751&cid=17
            Yes, it's a T-shirt yarn.

          #13
          5. And the last project for now is a pair of socks
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          • Char
            Char commented
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            looks like a pretty pair from the start!

          • Natalia
            Natalia commented
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            Yes, I use a nice pattern Verona Socks by Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario

          #14
          I’m working on a simple Shawlette, a knit ripple wrap in lace yarn (it’s taking forever), a pair of socks, and a kitchen towel. I still work every day on charity projects, currently scarves and ear warmers, using leftover sock yarn.
          Kathie from Indiana

          2020 Stashbuster MAL: WTD + 8, YTD + 181

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            #15
            Natalia - wonderful works you have going on!!!
            Knitting is happening here! ❤️

            Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: zero; YTD -276

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            • Natalia
              Natalia commented
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              @CharThank you

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