Stephanie asked what the Stashalong Losers get. First, I wouldn't say anyone was a loser for leaving Stashalong--getting yarn is always a good thing. If you would like one of the buttons, take one(just note the dates you participated beneath it--after all you may not have finished but you did hang in there for a while!)
Here's how I finished up:
**Little Diva's Top Down Raglan
**Little Rage's hooded sweater(which still needs to be seemed--I'm not knitting on anything until it is--enough is enough already)
**garter stitch scarf
**2 mini sweaters(for Christmas decorations)
: got some KnitPicks yarn.
: during Stashalong she made a crocheted cat, 3 Mini Weasleys, Baby Cardigan, Postcards for swap, Itty Bitty Bear, Vinter Lue, Pot holder/hot mat, House Unity Hat, Womb, Another crocheted cat, Finished circular shawl.
: got some gift yarn(Brooks Farm no less) and got into her doctoral program(congrats!)
: flashed her stash(very impressive). She finished these during Stashalong: Sweater with wide collar, Several cable knit purses, Sweet baby pullover set, Yvette's poncho, my Big Sack Sweater, and a wrap cardi.
: got some gift STR.
: got a delicious looking chocolate gift basket and is planning a major yarn shopping trip.
: is continuing for another 3 months.
: finished during Stashalong a Seaman's Shawl, Shari's Socks, Peg's Scarf, Horseshoe lace scarf, Baby blanket, Hank's Vest--most of these she designed herself :) And she has an impressive list of what she is buying now that we are done!
: finished: Spherey, Harry Potter Book Scarf, Ribbon Scarf, Texas Socks, Knitty Gritty Boots, Skirt, Sockapaloooza socks. "If I've learned anything from this, it's that I am a much slower knitter than I ever seem to assume when buying yarn. I've finished a lot of projects in the last three months, and I haven't really made a dent in the stash." She is planning a Knit Picks purchase.
: went on a buying frenzy(Cascade 220, Cascade EcoWool, and Cascade Eco +, Malabrigo, KP Merino Style, Shadow, and Gossamer, Manos and Louet Gems, Lorna's Laces and Bollicine by Cascade, Crystal Palace Squiggle). She also ordered yarn for Eris and has decided to Stashalong for the rest of the year!
: is gearing up for the Wool Festival buying season.
: has embarked on a yarn buying adventure of epic proportions(I can't wait to see what you get).
: "I actually did very well with this Stashalong. I didn't buy any new yarn - and I'm totally OK with it!! I didn't need it. During the months I really didn't use up too much of the old yarn, but I got LOTS from SPs - so I am set for awhile."
: finished HP scarf and her first pair of socks. ". . .the addiction to knitting and yarn had to go somewhere. I now need to by a bookshelf display the knitting books I purchased!! It really was a fun 3 months and I've met some new bloggers!."(I did the same thing Wendy)
Thoughts on Stashalong(from the departed):
Margene: "What I learned on the StashAlong. Look in the stash first and knit the projects you love most. Be discretionary in all purchases and only buy if it is a very good deal or you may never see it again and then you may still not need to indulge every time. And lastlyÂ
I will never do a StashAlong again!"
Wanda: "I think it's a great idea and I did manage to go 2.5 months without buying yarn and that was longer than any other time, I think, so it was good too."
Winnie: "I think it's a great idea and I did manage to go 2.5 months without buying yarn and that was longer than any other time, I think, so it was good too."