Doing Some Serious De-Stashing, with some SERIOUSLY BIG STITCHES.


Hey!  Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend.  Mine is spent keeping busy . . . as usual.

I have been looking at these two huge stashes of yarn for quite some time now and thinking to myself . . . “You really gotta do something about that!”

Here you can kind of see the knitting needles I am using.  Size 50!  I think 3 skeins held together is enough for a nice scarf.

Here you can kind of see the knitting needles I am using. Size 50! I think 3 skeins held together is enough for a nice scarf.  I cast on 20 stitches for this project, and I’ll knit the garter stitch until it’s about 70 inches.

Knitting with these seriously huge needles is kind of fun.  Because, I am seriously all about ‘instant gratification’.  That is probably why I usually stick to small(er) projects.

I would love to blow through this stash by making a couple afghans.  Maybe if I use 4 strands of yarn . . .

Alright, enough sharing for now.  I am going to get back to work.

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About gmaellenscraftycorner

I am a recently widowed, mother of three wonderful, grown children, G-Ma (Grandma) to seven beautiful grandchildren. I work full time at a nearby grocer as the Pricing Coordinator. In my spare time, I craft and blog. Crochet is my obsession, my compulsion. My best friend, my therapist. I also have learned I love to knit! Who knew??? I may never be a master knitter, but I am a happy knitter. :D Work, family, Women's Pool League, crafting and blogging. Pretty much takes up every waking minute of every day, but besides that I love movies and music (which I can enjoy while I am crafting!). And here I thought I didn't have a life! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I appreciate every click. :D My Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/gmaellen
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11 Responses to Doing Some Serious De-Stashing, with some SERIOUSLY BIG STITCHES.

  1. Verónica says:

    I bet that would make a great throw. Big knits are so in and the stitches look great magnified.

  2. hookandply says:

    This looks like a seriously big task….. I like making small things and have spent the evening making hearts for bunting. It always gives me a sense of satisfaction to see the finished item so I get a bit impatient when it comes to long projects. I have the wool for a jumper in a bag by the sofa so perhaps I should tackle that. Good luck with your de-stashing. 🙂

  3. starproms says:

    Well whatever you do with it, don’t throw it away! because you will instantly regret it. I’m talking about the stash here. I have been doing the same thing. However, what happens to me is this: I put the surplus in the ‘thrift’ bag one day, then the next day I take it out again and put it back under the table. There’s no hope here!

    • LOL . . . glad to know I am not the only one. I am fortunate to have a daughter who loves to crochet also. So, a good portion of stash goes to her. That way I don’t regret getting rid of any.
      I have been seriously thinking of posting some of my surplus in my Etsy shop . . .

  4. You know that you can get WAY bigger needles than that? Longer than my arm? Right up your street 🙂

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