Saturday, April 01, 2006


Congrats to all of us who have been able to resist the pull of yarn for the last 3 months--I had a GREAT time getting to know all of you! I'll be going around for a final check today and tomorrow BUT first I am going shopping! Have a great day and Happy April Fool's Day!

Here are a few buttons you can use to proudly display your Stashalong Survivor success. I used Cool Text to make them and if I can do it(being the webtard that I am) any one can :) If you don't like one of these, feel free to design your own--display your Stashalong success proudly. You have earned it!!

If anyone is interested in continuing(with a few changes of course), come join me at the Stashalong blog. Here are the new rules:

(1) Choose a Stashalong time frame(1 month(minimum choice), 2 months, 3 months, etc). Personally, I would think about month to month--just in case :) Remember that during that time frame you will not buy any yarn(buying patterns, bags, and books are up to you). You can join at any time--if the weight of your stash becomes too much to bear hop on the wagon again.

(2) Choose some of your stash you would like to knit on during that time(maybe it's something you can finish, maybe it's for a gift or deadline or KAL).

(3) Post your start date and finish date. You could also include a picture of the yarn you'll be using and maybe some details about the pattern.

(4) Post your results at the end--did you finish it, did you crack and buy something, fill us in on your Stashalong victory!)

(5) Have fun.

OPTIONAL CHOICES(I decided during the first three months that it would have been nice to have a couple of options, but being the "follow the rules" person that I am I didn't change anything--now I can, hopefully you'll find them helpful)

Option 1: If you choose to Stashalong for 2 months or more, you can allow yourself ONE(1) day off per month for stash enhancement. The days off are not cumulative--use 'em or lose 'em.

Option 2: Post weekly triumphs or crys for help(when the call of yarn becomes too much to bear).

Option 3: Start and end anytime(within a one month minimum). You don't have to start at the beginning of a month just pick a date spanning 30 days and you're ready to roll!


Chris said...

Congrats to everyone who finished! :)

ttbookjunkie said...

Thanks for the buttons! I cannot believe I made it. This morning I ordered more yarn online. Congrats to everyone who finished and thanks again Kim for hosting it.

Amanda :)

Stephanie said...

So what do us Stashalong losers get? I mean aside from the public humiliation. ;)

Ginger said...

I like the buttons, Kim, but I made one for those of us who went down in flames . . . hehehe. It's on my blog, ;-)

Andrea said...

Well, I survived easily - it's not hard to not buy yarn when you don't do much knitting in that time period. Oh well. So I've been on a knitting hiatus. I'm sure my knitting mojo will return one day soon!