Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Stash Busting Confession

It all started several days ago when I came across Jennifer's free crochet pattern for kitchen lovelies. I made the first two and had to scrounge for yarn to do so.
I enjoyed making them so much, that I made two more. 
Then yesterday the urge hit me.  I wanted to buy more Punto yarn so I could make more and more and more kitchen lovelies.
Unfortunately, there was no Punto yarn to be found.
I think the Stash Busters were watching over me.
So I took that as a sign to go home and gather all the yarn I could.
I dug deep and found all this stash to work with.
 I will have to get creative with my color combinations.
Something I  never feel I am very good at.
 But I am ready to take on the challenge.

Have a terrific Tuesday!

40 comments:

kathyinozarks said...

oh that first pair would go perfectly in my kitchen-hugs all very pretty

Preeti said...

Simple and lovely pattern! I too do not have color confidence. But I am trying to improve. I can see your progress as some of the combinations are very good :)

Aishwarya said...

Oh you are two away from a dozen?hmmmm.... sping vacation is going on fabulously :) enjoy.... And is that thread or wool?

Mistea said...

You have certainly hooked up some loveliness. All colours work together when they want too!
Enjoy using up that stash.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Tammy, ALL your Kitchen potholders are very pretty. Neat Pattern. Have a great week. Hugs Judy

Serena Lewis said...

They're all lovely, Tammy, and I think you're doing great with the colour matching. :)

oldthings said...

Tammy , I like so much the way that you combine the colors and the speed that you make all these !!!How many hours you need for one of these ???
Have a lovely day !

linda said...

Very pretty I love them all you are doing very well with your colour combinations I think :)

Plain Jane said...

Close your eyes and choose a couple of colours at random - see what happens - I'm sure they'll look beautiful x Jane

Everyday Things said...

awww Tammy, these are so pretty! I wonder if I'll ever be able to make things like these one day? just so lovely!

Yvonne said...

Cute! I think you did great with the combos. I use a color wheel a lot when I'm mixing colors and I'm unsure how I want to do it. It just sort of helps me move in the right direction. But I think all colors go together...just look at nature. Hugs to you.

Astri said...

I love your stash-busting projects. Your combos are excellent.

Theresa said...

I love them Tammy! They remind me of some of my Grandmothers crochet pieces that i have, she must have been busting her stash as well! I have some orange and green, blue and green, lilac and green and blue and soft yellow... busted stash :)
Happy Tuesday! love, t.xoxo

September Violets said...

Tammy these are gorgeous little bursts of colour to cheer up a kitchen! The nice thing about the circles is that the different colours are carried around the entire piece, so it's all tied together. These are all so nice with the soft shades ;) Wendy

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

Your color combinations look great to me! Looks like a fun pattern for a useful project!

Debi Y. said...

Good for you for using your stash yarn. The kitchen lovelies look pretty - the color combinations are done well. :)

Linda said...

Lovely, interesting photos, Tammy. :)

I totally agree with that quote - I think most people rush all the time, needlessly. I've found that going slowly, taking note of the intricate beauty of life (that can only be observed at a slow pace), is the way for me!!

Hope you're enjoying a great new week.

Linda

Susan said...

Honestly Tammy, I don't know how you have the talent to do those! Incredible. I could never just look and then crochet. Great job.

Thanks for all your faithful visits to my blog, too. Susan

Betsy said...

Vey pretty Tammy! I'm sure whatever colors you put together, they'll be beautiful. It's funny how that happens.
Blessings,
Betsy

Dagmar said...

❤Tammy, those are wonderful..looks like you a a great hit of creativity and to use up so much of your stash! will try that pattern once I am back home!

girlunwinding said...

They are awesome~!!
~Dawn

Happy@Home said...

I can see you are up for the challenge, Tammy. They are all so pretty. I must admit to LOVING the first ones the best, but then I am partial to those colors. :)
I don't knit or crochet, but I recently needed to buy yarn for a little project I was doing. I was amazed at all of the gorgeous choices that are available. It almost made me want to learn how.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hello Dear Tammy
These are really sweet! You do have the stash of beauties don't you?
I so wish I knew how to knit. Years ago when the kids were babies I did crochet but have forgotten what I knew.
I love yarn and just found out that there is a huge old building half way between where I live and Austin where a couple turned it into a huge store of yarn.
Even though I don't know how to use these yarns I am stopping my next trip to Austin and browse the store. Maybe they teach classes.
Hope your well and taking care of yourself.
Sorry I a bad blogging friend. My days of blogging have been few these last six months.
The weather is wonderful today so I am off of the computer and on to mowing. lol
Love
Maggie

La Tea Dah said...

Oh, oh, oh --- you KNOW I love them! Very pretty and so nice for "variety"!

Happy dance!

Acorn to Oak said...

Looks like your stash busting is going great! It always feels so good to make things with yarn in the stash. And, I love projects like the ones you're making. They're so much fun! Makes me want to do a little stash busting myself!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

That pattern is really pretty. Great way to use up your stash :)

Becca said...

Oh I love these Tammy! I think the colors you are using are mixing well! Yes, I'm the same way...I have way too much yarn already, and I went out yesterday to buy some more...what's wrong with me? I love working in the round too. I'm trying to crochet a simple dishcloth now, and I keep dropping stitches or something...I can't figure it out! Have a good day!

Mereknits said...

I think you do great with color, sometimes having to pick from a limited selection makes you try things you never knew you would.
Love all of them.
Meredith

Kathy said...

Great use for all the bits a pieces of leftover yarn! I use those little pretties for coasters at my house.

Kim Andersen said...

looks like fun!
necessity is the mother of invention - that is what I remind myself when shopping is not an option :)

Patty said...

So pretty Tammy. I love your crochet projects.

Mosaic Magpie said...

I always like your color combinations. This pattern is so pretty and indeed a good useful way to use up stash.
Deb

An Aussie Felter said...

Tammy, I think you must crochet in your sleep! ... always busy - I wish I had your energy! Don't worry too much about colour - your mixes are great. Be kind to yourself and remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder! x

Handmade and off-centered said...

Very good idea for stash-busting and an even better idea for you to try your creative side with color combos :) I did a similar thing only I got a little carried away with flowers.

What will you do with kitchen lovelies? Im not really sure what they are.

-Birgitta

Createology said...

I adore your newest Kitchen Lovelies. Your colors are wonderful together. Looks like you might be getting short on yarn stash?!! Crocheting Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts Tammy Dear...

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Your latest kitchen lovelies are fabulous and love the colours you have used.
Must be really great to be using up all the wool you have around too.
Enjoyed the quote about slowing down and enjoying life. Thanks for all you share and hope you are enjoying the week
hugs
Carolyn

Hindustanka said...

I can see that art fire in your so many doilies! great work, Tammy!
I read your message that it is hot there too, but here, we have no relief in the evenings even...

Pearlin J said...

I love them all.
you should come n visit NZ too Tammy, its soo beautiful and people walk a lot here :)

Yarni Gras! said...

this are great! I haven't picked up yarn this month yet...been working in the yard before it gets too hot!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

WOW!! Tammy!! You're doing an awesome job. Great color combinations. Sew them together and you almost have a throw for the sofa. that's certainly one way to use up all your left over yarn!! Lovely!!

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