Sunday, 25 January 2015

Ho, ho, hee

Lucky me.

It turned out that I won a crochet pattern from Astri at Apple Blossom Dreams, a blog I love to visit. The pattern is for the Nola Afghan and I propose to work this as another stained glass pattern using up the brighter colours in my stash.

There are some colours in there on cones that were used in one of my first blankets. I really like black as a frame to highlight the different colours. The stained glass version of the Puffy Nola Sunset Afghan really caught my eye the other day, hence my take on it with my stained glass scarf and I'm so pleased that I was visiting Astri's blog at just the right time.

I have won on Astri's blog before with her Rose en Vie pattern. I have started some of the squares but I've not got enough of all those colours so that blanket is on the back burner at the moment until the majority of the stash has been used.

I've also made loads of her granny rose squares. They are quite addictive.

My stash is gradually reducing - it's always exciting rifling through the drawers trying to find just the right colours or even just looking at the wool and thinking - "What shall I make with this?" 

Here's another question. 

Who has a stash and how do you reduce yours? (:))

Right, now to start my foundation chain.



  1. We moved house in November and I thought I had de stashed until I came to unpack my craft stuff.Enough yarn to make at least two more blankets!!!

  2. I have 3 x stash, one for card making, which I try and use as much as possible, but I do have a niece who loves to take part used items. 2nd, is all craft, ie wool and fabric, as my taste do not change they sit and wait for me. 3rd is cross stitch, you just can't have enough of this one. My theory is I will retire in a couple of years, less money more time, no brainer.

    1. I've retired and still have lots of stuff that I said I'd do when I retired but I've just been too busy to do it!

  3. Yes, I do have a stash, and definitely need to find ways of reducing it. I'm thinking of a pom pom rug at the moment as it sounds like it might be nice and comfortable under foot.

  4. I have a stash of yarn, gave some to somebody who knits for charity, knit the grandchildren fair-isle jumpers, my stash never seems to get smaller though...........
    Julie xxxxxxx

  5. I've colour themed my stash so that its easier to see if I've got enough to complete a project. Still can't resist a wool shop though...... Jx

  6. Congrats on winning the crochet pattern. :) Do I have a stash of yarn?!! Yep sure do. I recently donated some to a charity shop as I knew there were some balls I would never use, yarn bought on the spur of the moment, that sort of thing. Some of the yarn in my stash I inherited from my grandma, it's acrylic and I'm looking forward to using it in the future.
    Anne xx

  7. Congratulations on your win. I have a stash but I wouldn't say it's out of hand so I don't try to reduce it. It's good to have yarn there if I see something I want to make, though usually, I end up having to buy more as there isn't the colour I want.


Thank you for your comments. it's always exciting reading them.