Saturday, April 19, 2014

episode 14: Hoppy Easter!


Ravelry: havfaith
Instagram: stashless


Out of the Stash (FOs):
Chocolate Balloon Bunny – available for free on the Lion Brand Yarn website
Yarn: Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Weight in deep brown

On their way out (WIPs):
Use it Up! Sock yarn blanket
Pattern: a variation on Parcheesi Afghan by Janine Bajus
Yarn: variety of commercial sock yarns from stash (list on my project page)

Autumn Leaves Leftie – pattern by Martina Behm
Yarn: Araucania Ranco Solid in sapphire and Louet Fingering Weight dyed by me
(knitting as part of our April KALRAL!)

April Fool – Summer Fool pattern by Patricia Martin
Yarn: madeline tosh merino light in Baltic
(knitting as part of the DenKnits April KALRAL with us!)

Future plans:
Still plan to make the bucket bag after the dryer bags. =)

Stashed:
Nada!

It’s Easy Being Green…

Lavender filled pillows for the dryer – reusable, all-natural and will leave a pleasant scent on your clothes/sheets! =)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

episode 13



Ravelry: havfaith
Instagram: stashless


Out of the Stash (FOs):
Birthday Project Bags – sewn following the instructions on the free bag making class on Craftsy =)

Woof Scarf – weaving in houndstooth pattern
Yarn: Louet Gems Fingering Weight in caribbean blue and caribou

Festive Sheep Ornament – pattern by Jennifer Dickerson
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in black, white and charcoal heather

On their way out (WIPs):
Use it Up! Sock yarn blanket
Pattern: a variation on Parcheesi Afghan by Janine Bajus
Yarn: variety of commercial sock yarns from stash (list on my project page)

Autumn Leaves Leftie – pattern by Martina Behm
Yarn: Araucania Ranco Solid in sapphire and Louet Fingering Weight dyed by me
(knitting as part of our April KALRAL!)

April Fool – Summer Fool pattern by Patricia Martin
Yarn: madeline tosh merino light in Baltic
(knitting as part of the DenKnits April KALRAL with us!)

Potluck Roving by Ferndale Fibers in the Paradise colorway on the Hansen miniSpinner!

Future plans:
Plan to warp the loom again for another fun weaving project!
Sewing a bucket bag from the next part of the Craftsy bag-making class!

Stashed:
Fiskars cutting mat, guide and rotary cutter

It’s Easy Being Green…

Reusable gift bags – easy to sew, cute and don’t add to the landfills. And of course, they make great project bags too! =)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

episode 12: craft all the things!


Ravelry: havfaith
Instagram: stashless


YouTube Channel: stashless podcast

First up -- Our prize drawing for the 4 skeins of Plymouth Yarn Linen Isle in Wild Iris! We had a total of 55 qualifying finished objects! Did you win?? =)

Out of the Stash (FOs):
Pretty Petals Dishcloth – pattern by Julee Reeves
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream in Country Stripes

On their way out (WIPs):
Use it Up! Sock yarn blanket
Pattern: a variation on Parcheesi Afghan by Janine Bajus
Yarn: variety of commercial sock yarns from stash (list on my project page)

Autumn Leaves Leftie – pattern by Martina Behm
Yarn: Araucania Ranco Solid in sapphire and Louet Fingering Weight dyed by me
(knitting as part of our April KALRAL!)

April Fool – Summer Fool pattern by Patricia Martin
Yarn: madeline tosh merino light in Baltic
(knitting as part of the DenKnits April KALRAL with us!)

Woof Scarf – weaving in houndstooth pattern
Yarn: Louet Gems Fingering Weight in caribbean blue and caribou

Potluck Roving by Ferndale Fibers in the Paradise colorway on the Hansen miniSpinner!

Future plans:
I won in the drawing for BunniPhish’s Knitty KAL and chose the Miranda sweater pattern by Josée Paquin so that will be in my not-too-distant future! Thanks, Heather!! =)

I’m also sewing a project bag for my mom’s birthday this month using the direction of another free Craftsy class. Gotta dust off the sewing machine!

Stashed:
Is this still a segment here? LOL I will tell you a bit about my LYS Open House.

It’s Easy Being Green…

At long last, I made my trash can compost bin! Cheap, easy to move around and a great use of your plant-based kitchen scraps! All you need is a trash can with a locking lid, a drill (or borrow one from a neighbor!) to put in air holes and something to get it off the ground for good air circulation.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

episode 11: a little bit of everything!



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Out of the Stash (FOs):
Short Row Dishcloth
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream in Green Stripes
Taking the FREE Short Rows class with Carol Feller on Craftsy

Christmas Cardinal
Pattern: Bluebird of Happiness by Sara Elizabeth Kellner
Yarn: Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller Washable Ewe in Cherry

Caribou Scarf
Yarn: Wool in the Woods Ladera in Caribou Creek (in stash since 2009!)

On their way out (WIPs):
Pretty Petals Dishcloth – pattern by Julee Reeves
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream in Country Stripes

Use it Up! Sock yarn blanket
Pattern: a variation on Parcheesi Afghan by Janine Bajus
Yarn: variety of commercial sock yarns from stash (list on my project page)

Future plans:
April KAL – choose any Martina Behm patern to qualify for my group FOs. =)
Check out the DenKnits podcast and group for details on the competition!
I’m knitting Leftie by Martina Behm, but plan to knit something from Patricia Martin too.

Sit ‘n Spin:
Lots of spinning!
Plied the Potluck Fiber in Black Crimson I showed last week! And also finished spinning and plying the Potluck Fiber in Steel to get three variations:
Red – 214yds / 75g
Red/Grey – 194yds / 101g
Grey – 222yds / 105g and 86yds/39g
(all pre-washed yardage)

Stashed:
No new yarn! =)

It’s Easy Being Green…

Felted dryer balls! Saves on drying time and knocks out wrinkles to avoid ironing. I used up a bag of felty roving with this project. Woo! =)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

episode 10: time to be crafty!



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Out of the Stash (FOs):
Drizzle by Mel Ski
Yarn: Hemp for Knitting #210 Hempton in Playa and Shell

Pics of the Mickey Outfit (shown last week) on the recipient! So stinking cute!!
Also, the football outfit I made him last year. =)
  
On their way out (WIPs):
Lucinda Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Linen Isle in Sage
Part of my March Plant Fiber CAL! =)

Short Row Dishcloth
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream in Green Stripes
Taking the FREE Short Rows class with Carol Feller on Craftsy

Summer Storm
Pattern: Goodale by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Yarn: Jo-Ann Sensations Caribbean in Met White (blue, grey, white)
I think I need to rework this one!

Future plans:
Christmas Cardinal
Pattern: Bluebird of Happiness by Sara Elizabeth Kellner
Yarn: Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller Washable Ewe in Cherry

April KAL – choose any Martina Behm shawl to qualify for my group FOs =)
Check out the DenKnits podcast and group for details on the competition!
I’m picking from Magrathea, Trillian, Lintilla and Leftie that are already in my library.

Sit ‘n Spin:
I finished the singles in the Black Crimson!

Stashed:
No new yarn! =)

It’s Easy Being Green…
Make your own laundry soap!
Here are the instructions I used:


Monday, March 17, 2014

episode 9: Reilly and Gus Go Green



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Out of the Stash (FOs):
Mickey Ears
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Black

Mickey Feet
Pattern: Roll-Tops by Hayley Missingham
Yarn: Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller Washable Ewe in Duckling

Mickey Pants
Pattern: Pear’s Pattern for longies and shorties
Yarn: Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller Washable Ewe in Cherry (over-dyed by me)

Reilly & Gus Go Green
Pattern: Shamrocks by June Gilbank
Yarn: Jo-Ann Sensations Caribbean in Lime

On their way out (WIPs):
Drizzle by Mel Ski
Yarn: Hemp for Knitting #210 Hempton in Playa and Shell

Future plans:
April KAL – choose any Martina Behm shawl for qualify for my group FOs =)
I’m picking from Magrathea, Trillian, Lintilla and Leftie that are already in my library.
Check out the DenKnits podcast and group to see what the competition is making!

Sit ‘n Spin:
Seriously, I still need to finish that fiber!

Stashed:
No new yarn! =) But I got some square needles to try!

It’s Easy Being Green…

Reusable lids instead of plastic wrap

Saturday, March 8, 2014

episode 8: dye it don't buy it



Ravelry:
havfaith

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Out of the Stash (FOs):
Crocodylia by Martha Lewis
Yarn: Naturwolle Multicolor in Eisberg
Knitting for BunniPhish Crafts Knitty KAL

On their way out (WIPs):
Drizzle by Mel Ski
Yarn: Hemp for Knitting #210 Hempton in Playa and Shell

Pumpkin Picking Socks
Yarn: Austermann Step in Moss

Mickey Mouse Outfit

Future plans:
Working on the Mickey pieces

Sit ‘n Spin:
Yep, I still need to finish that fiber!

Stashed:
No new yarn! Woo hoo! =)

It’s Easy Being Green…

Conserve water by fixing leaks!