Hey guys - I saw this on a website... http://kehinde.com/blog/?p=214
Ivy's blog - had this fantastic post (I am guessing how many of us would even consider doing this!)
here's her entry:
The 2007 Knit From Your Stash Challenge
December 21st, 2006
I know I like challanges, but I think this will be the hardest. Harder than NaNo. Harder than the Knitting Olympics. This is the brainchild of Wendy from Wendy Knits. Her criteria for the challange is here. The basic idea is, don’t buy yarn, knit from stash for 2007. I’m going to be crochetting from stash as well since I mean to crochet more in 2007. Her rules state that the challange is adaptable, so here are mine.
1. The Knit-From-Your-Stash-a-Thon will start January 1, 2007 and run through December 31, 2007.
2. I will not buy any yarn or spinning fiber during that period, with the following exceptions:
2.a. Subscription yarn and fiber doesn’t count. This would mean the sock-of-the-month club, the roving-of-the-month club, the Koigu club, and the fleeces for my adopted sheep are all good to go.
2.b. I can buy yarn to make gifts if I really don’t have anything appropriate in stash or if a specific item is requested that I can’t make from stash.
2.c. If I am making something and run out of yarn, I may purchase enough to complete the project.
2.d. I get three “Get Out of Jail Free” cards – I am allowed to fall off the wagon three times. This number is up from Wendy’s because I’m doing the challange longer and with slightly stricter guidelines concerning sock yarn (it counts as stash) and spinning fiber.
2.e Charity yarn doesn’t count. I can buy yarn or fiber as part of a fundraiser. I can buy yarn to knit for charity if I truly don’t have anything that would satisfy their needs in stash. Go check out this if you want to stash-up on fantastic sock yarn and help a woman in need at the same time.
2.f Non-yarn supplies don’t count. I can buy needles, hooks, beads, books, dyes, patterns, buttons, and anything else that isn’t specifically labelled “yarn” or “spinning fiber”.
2.g I’m allowed to buy that fingering weight angora I’ve been looking for this past year. It’s rare and if I pass up a chance to buy it, I don’t think I’ll get another.
2.h Fiber festivals are considered to be in their own time-space continuum and don’t count.
2.i If I actually (HA!) use up all my stash yarn, the challange is considered finished.
2.j I’m allowed to buy yarn for impomptu knitting groups or to teach knitting if I have no knitting with me at the time. It’s rare I have no knitting with me. The same goes for crochet.
2.k Fellting kits don’t count unless I can get patterns without buying the entire kit.
3. I am allowed to receive gifts of yarn and buy yarn to give as gifts.
4. Trades are allowed.