Sunday, 26 July 2015

Crossing the Finishing Line

Congratulations to Chris Froome on winning his second Tour de France.  It's been a gruelling three weeks.  My stash busting KAL is now finished.  During the last three weeks I have completed 11 projects.  I used up 768 grams of yarn, which worked out at 1800 metres.  That's quite a hole in the stash pile.

The last project completed was these mittens made with chunky yarn, so a very quick knit.

I've enjoyed knitting up these projects from my leftover bits and pieces.  I've used yarn that's been lurking at the back of the cupboard for quite some time.  The Tour de France group on Ravelry has proven to be a great motivating force.  It would be a useful exercise to have another dedicated stash busting period at some point in the future.

For now though, I shall be glad to get back to my other wips.  They have been sadly neglected over the past three weeks.  I'm behind with all of my KALs and CALs (not to mention the housework!)  So it's going to be a catching up week.  Have fun whatever you're up to.  Bye for now.


  1. Some great stash busting projects, I love the mittens a great stashbuster ready for the Autumn.

  2. It is so satisfying making "stuff" from leftovers. Those mittens will get some use this summer if the weather doesn't brighten up!

  3. Well done Janet, the Tour was exciting this year and of course your addition to it was spectacular. I think you deserve the Yellow jersey.

  4. Wow well done you have done really well with your stashbusting, I love all your makes. :) x

  5. Congratulations on all your stash busting!!! Thats a crazy amounts of things to make and yarn to use up!

  6. Wow, you have done so well!! I am glad that we had an British winner and that you were a winner too with all of your yarny loveliness!! xx

  7. Those mittens look very cozy :)


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