Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Destash-a-Rama

Destashing is the name of the game these days! I have been listing more of my stash for sale here on Ravelry in my efforts to streamline my craft room and reduce clutter around the house.

In the spirit of these endeavors, I decided to join in the fun of the FreshStitches Scrap-a-Long, which gets rolling tomorrow! I used Stacey's excellent Russian join tutorial to create my very own magic ball using various red, white, grey and brown worsted yarns (including my leftover Sock Monkey yarn!). Then it was time to decide which pattern to use - after much debate, I decided that a cute monster would be the perfect project, so I'll be making Mixtro the Monster, which is a free crochet pattern from FreshStitches on Ravelry!
Also in the spirit of destashing, I I chose three colors of leftover sock yarn to start Tanis Gray's Constitution Hall Scarf from Capitol Knits. It's going to be three colors (I think), with one half of the scarf being light and dark grey and the other half knit in light grey and bluish-purple. I have no idea what the lace border will be, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it!
I also made progress on my experimental Arroyo Cropped Cardigan for Malabrigo March. As I began to assess how much yarn was left, it became clear that I might want to introduce a contrast color as a "design feature" - luckily, I have some leftover Arroyo in Escorias lurking in my stash, which might look cool as a border. My current plan is to pick up stitches all around the body of the sweater and do an i-cord bind-off in the contrast color. I'm also going to save a bit for the sleeves, but I'm not sure if I'll have  a contrasting cuff or not.
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  1. Good luck with the destash-o-rama! You seem well on the way! It must be pretty exciting starting a project and no knowing exactly what it will look like once finished.

  2. Destashing loves company! I'm Russian joining sock yarn to make some more scrappy socks. I'm just trying to figure out if I have enough of one colour to alternate with the magic ball.

    I only wish I had enough Malabrigo to participate in Malabrigo March. Maybe next year?!

  3. Mixtro is a fun pattern, looking forward to seeing how yours comes out!