Aztec Granny Stripe Blanket

I think I almost forgot that I have a blog… geez.

Between everyone passing around colds in January & February, gearing up for Spring Break, Spring Break itself, and now it seems everyone has a field trip/field day that needs getting ready for. The joys of family life, never a dull moment. And, of course about half of my kids have woken up with feet two sizes bigger, or a few inches taller so lots of sorting clothes and shopping for shoes has been going down lately too.

Luckily I have some time to crochet while waiting at school pick ups and activities, down time yes!

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I just finished this granny stripe blanket, oh I love it! Granny crochet in any form is probably my favorite crochet goodness EVER.

The stripes are all random and crazy like, because I can only make so many blankets with a ‘must stick to it’ pattern. I guess I need to be a little rebellious sometimes.

I used a total of 6 skeins of yarn (I did buy a skein of Aran, just needed it) and 6 balls of yarn. There were 5 balls left from the skeins, I consider it a ball if it’s smaller than a softball and larger that a golf ball. Anything larger I still consider a skein and anything smaller I consider scrap (not enough to really make anything)

The final measurements are: 40in by 50in

If you’re interested, this blanket is listed in my Etsy shop.

AND, my new stats for #UseAllTheYarn2015 are:

  • 104 Skeins (down 5.4%)
  • 60 balls (down 1.7%)
  • 7 large cones (no change)

Yay for progress using my stash! I have pulled to start my next project already too, an African flower throw it is!

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Use All The Yarn 2015

Yes, I know it’s February but I just had to start this even though it’s not the real beginning of the year.

I have a question for all you crocheters/knitters out there. How many skeins of yarn do you have right now?

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Don’t lie, be honest. (That basket is full, and it’s three feet wide, two feet high, and two feet deep)

Me? How many do I have??

As of right now I have:

109 skeins, 61 balls, and 7 large cones of yarn. And a few handspuns, but I won’t count those here. They’re from my grandma, little different see:

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You read that right.

I had two different ladies give me yarn at about the same time almost two years ago. I put it away and just knew I would be making things with them gradually and the stash would dwindle.

Even though I have made a few things, I still have that much yarn. (Just imagine how much there really was to start….) I would like to add that some of these yarns are not what I would necessarily choose to buy, but I’ll be more than happy to work with what I have!

So, enter #UseAllTheYarn2015!!!

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Use the yarn you’re stashing, share on instagram with the hastag #usealltheyarn2015, and I’m thinking there will be random giveaways throughout the year for those playing along!

I’ll be keeping track of how much I use of my stash throughout the year, and I’d be glad to have you join along!

Right now I’m on my second project in this endeavor.

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Since I used 4 skeins (with only one small ball left) on the first one, here’s my current stats:

Used:

4 skeins

Have Remaining:

105 skeins, 62 balls, 7 cones

Here’s to using what we have and making beautiful things!!