Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Questions Answered , A Child's Cardigan and an Award.

I just want to say hello and welcome to both old and new friends who have joined in with Stash-busting for Stashaholics.  It's lovely to see all your beautiful projects taking their place in the link up...please keep them coming I can see that we are off to a great start.

I have had a few questions about the challenge and though I have answered all by email it seems that some are not getting through so I will answer them here and add this to the introduction so that it can be seen by everyone.

Is it too late to join in ?
No it is never too late, the challenge to bust the stash is on-going and not confined to this year only.
I can't see my name listed.
I am not listing names because there are so many of you, the official sign up is in the comments section here and any blogs that are taking part can be found in my right side bar, you can recognise any blogs that are taking part because they will have the Stash-busting for Stashaholics buttons displayed in their side bar.
Can I still join in even if I don't have a blog?
Yes of course you can, for those who don't have a blog......
  1.  May I suggest that you follow me by email top right then you will receive all of my posts and won't miss out on any updates.  
  2. You can still link your projects to the link party even if you don't have a blog, just use the new link method.  
  3. If you would like to weigh your projects and give me the total weight in grams each month I will add your name to the totals section here, which I will be updating very soon.
Please let me know if there are any more questions.


Fun Time Cardigan

This little jacket was another one of the things I made and sent to the the Syrian refugees back in November.  




You know how I like quick and easy well this little jacket was certainly that.





A very easy pattern to follow and you can find it in a number of sizes too.




I was in a bit of a hurry to get this finished, if there had been a bit more time I would have embellished it with something cute, but the main thing is it will keep a little child snug and warm, I'm hoping it's doing just that right now. :)

Find the pattern here

This what I love about stash-busting when you see the results.

Out of this stash of Aran yarn here....



I managed to make all of these 

Now that's what I call a result
almost 1600 grams of yarn busted (I still have some little balls)
and was added to last years totals.

So what's next?
I'm rippling!

and finally thank you so much Susana from The Blue Window for awarding me with the Versatile blogger award

 I'm very honoured to receive it.

33 comments:

  1. The little cardigan is so cute Linda! With all the blue/white completed projects together, you can really see how much can be made from what looks like not much yarn. They all look great ... love the colour combinations. Wendy x

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    1. Thank you Wendy, they were fun to make and very quick too. :)

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  2. Great stashbusting! And such pretty colors :-) Congratulations on your award!

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  3. Beautiful and cute cardigan!
    Excellent blue and white combination!

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  4. I'm always amazed at how much can be made from a few balls of yarn. Great work.

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    1. Thanks Una, I know it's great to see just how much you can get out of it. :)

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  5. Look forward to seeing the Ripple lovely colur and the cardi is super cute and I'm sure will be most welcome.
    Clare x

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    1. Thank you Clare, I'm really enjoying the ripple. :)

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  6. Adorable cardigan! I just downloaded the pattern. You are such an inspiration..thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome Denise I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did. :)

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  7. Your cardigan and other makes are lovely Linda! Great use of some of your stash. Congrats on your award too! xx

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  8. The little cardigan is adorable. I will have a look at that because my daughter can always use another little sweater. I happen to be of Syrian descent myself and I really appreciate the help you're giving to the people there.

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    1. That's very interesting Jennifer all my kids are half Syrian, it breaks your heart to see what's going on there now. :)

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  9. Love the cardigan and the yarn for the new ripple is so pretty. Good luck,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith I was so pleased to find some matching colours amongst my stash. :)

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  10. Such lovely makes from odds and ends - well done Linda! Hugs, Joy x

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  11. It's amazing how a small amount of yarn can make so many useful makes and all it takes is a little time and effort and a determination to use what you already have lurking in your stash pile. My problem when I buy yarn is that I tend to overbuy (lesson learnt now I hope) with no real project in mind when I do buy. I am tempted to buy more but I have restrained so far haha. Lovely makes Linda xx

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    1. Thank you Linda and well done on the restraint I know how hard it is. :)

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  12. Well...you sure did answer a lot of my questions Linda! Thank you! Love all the blueness here today. Such a cute little jacket! I just might make one for Garrett. Might have to tweak the pattern a bit to fit him but will make him one!
    xx Shari

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    1. Yes it would be lovely for Garrett Shari, it does come in different sizes but it would be easy to adapt. :)

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  13. Brilliant stash busting going on. Well done you !

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    1. Thank you Linda, I think having a deadline like I had with those really motivates you to get a move on. :)

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  14. How fortunate that I checked my friend's pages today and I really need to come back and reread this post. I have to put a stickie note on my pc to be sure of it. I have been looking at patterns for toddler sweaters and my friend wants me to make a size 2 toddler one for her grandchild. Now how lucky am I to run across your post this morning! I love the stash busting projects, but finding it increasingly difficult because this friend of mine keeps adding to my stash with her Goodwill finds. Thankfully it is yarn that looks and smells good....yes, I smell the yarn, can't help it when one is hugging and loving it. Thank you for posting and sharing.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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    1. Haha you are not alone,I smell it too, but how nice of your friend to add to your stash,it just means you will be stash-busting for ever which is great fun anyway :) I'm so glad that the little jacket pattern will be of use to you, I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did. :)

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  15. Beautiful projects with the blue yarns, Linda. The cardigan is divine :-) I can´t wait to see what will come out of those pretty pink yarns...

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    1. Thank you Ana, the pink yarn project is looking good even though I say it myself haha :)

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  16. Good Afternoon Linda, Isn't it amazing what can be made with a few balls of wool. The little jacket you made is lovely and I really liked the crocheted blanket.... yes I could see that draped over my kitchen chair, ready to keep me warm and snuggly. It looks like your Stashbusting for Stockaholics is going great guns. I am wondering what you will be making with your pink wool...... something for you or something sweet for a little girl.....mmm can't wait to see.
    Best Wishes to you,
    Daphne

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  17. What a cute cardigan, Linda! And it's great what you made out of the blue yarn collection :-). I'm looking forward to seing your ripple, the colors you've chosen are wonderful!! Have a happy weekend :-)
    Nata

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