Getting back on track however, I am planning on scheduling in one day a week (other deadlines permitting) to work on my own projects. Which brings me back to the topic of Stash Busting. Last year I didn't really make that much of a dent in the pile of fabric (especially when I was given a few bits and pieces), but at least I know what I have now. Having pledged not to buy new fabric, I found myself avoiding sales that I would normally have been going to. I love it when The Fabric Store has a sale. Like right now, but I really don't want to have to take the kids with me anyway, so I'll still probably give that a miss. It was particularly hard when I felt inspired to make something specific and then found that I didn't have a single piece of fabric that would work - like a striped dress. No stripes in the stash! How can that be?
This year I don't want to be so hard on myself when it comes to adding to the stash. I do want to use up a lot of the (particularly older) pieces of stash fabric however. Without further ado, my pledge for this year is:
"I, Andrea, commit to using twice as many pieces of stash fabric during 2014 than I buy to add to it."That's all! I was going to add something to it about not buying any patterns, but I generally make my own patterns anyway, so there's very little point saying that. I might buy a knitting pattern or two though, as I think I'll have a go at knitting a few things this year. After 20 or more years of not knitting, this should be interesting. Especially since all I know how to do is knit and purl. I don't even know how to read a knitting pattern! Maybe I shouldn't get too far ahead of myself here, but I'm planning on starting with a moebius scarf. My first step towards knitting has been to set up a pinterest board. Not much there yet, but I will be adding to it. Next I guess I'll have to join up to Ravelry!
I have started my first stashbust for the year, but it's a bit slow going during school holidays, so forgive me if it takes a while to get it done.
Who's joining me?