Friday, January 5, 2007

Welcome!

Welcome to the Bustalong! All are welcome to join... Either leave me a comment here or send me an e-mail at ceceruth AT comcast DOT net. Please include your e-mail address so I can send you an invite.

Here are the rules, hope you decide to join us!

1. Only knitting from the stash from Jan 15th - April 15th. Exceptions to this rule are as follows:
- If you are knitting an item for 'pay'. Like a hat or something that
someone is paying for you to knit.
- If there is gift knitting that you honestly don't have yarn for in the stash. In my case, that is somewhat unlikely, but it could happen to others, I guess!
- If you are going on knitting retreat or other 'only chance you have to buy' in this timeframe. I, for example, am going to the Blue Moon Sock Camp April 10 - 14th. That is just cruel to think that I won't be able to buy any of there wonderful yarn while there. Seriously!

2. Must declare one WIP to be finished in the stash-along timeframe, and show off any others you have laying around (at least to be able to get credit for them if you finish them in the 3 month timeframe)

3. Must flash your stash

4. Need to do numbers 2 and 3 on your blog or flicker account by the stash-along start date (Jan 15th) to be eligible for the prize

5. Previously joined sock of the month clubs do not count

6. Books, needles and patterns do not count, assuming you are buying them for a yarn you already own.

On April 15, Amanda and I will judge from for winners for the following prizes:

Most Ambitious FO. This prize will go to the person who completes the most insane project (like a Wedding Ring shawl or something else insane like that)

Best Stasher: Goes to the person(s) who make it the most days without buying yarn

Best FOer: Person who whips through the most UFOs in the three months

Random Prize: A name pulled from the hat of people who just wanted to play with us!

9 comments:

sukeyknits said...

Count me in! I've got too many UFOs and need to just push forward on using some of my old yarn for projects - just the jump start I needed.

aruni said...

i found this knitalong from a link on knittyboard, and would love to join. my email is arunij at gmail dot com.

sunneshine said...

I would love to try this - it sounds a little daunting, but then again so is my stash. And there is a whole section of yarn specifically purchased for projects that I want to do, but it keeps getting pushed to the back - so here is my motivation! My e-mail is sunne at rmi dot net.
Thanks!

prairiegirl said...

Ok. I need help. I cannot keep spending money on yarn, whilst I have tons piling up. I may have to use one exception in the manner of a gift (a promised sweater for my boyfriend that I didn't buy the wool for yet, but that would be it).

Count me in if that exception won't be a problem!
My email is richerpeople at hotmail dot com. Thanks!

Dulcedosa said...

This KAL seems rather reasonable. I'm in. dulcedosa at yahoo dotcom

Kenyetta said...

I want to join, my dig is on the fritz, I do have my daughter's toy dig I can use.
I do have a baby shower coming up Feb 3rd...an excuse to buy yarn-sorry!

Cynder said...

Count me in I would love to join if you are still checking back this far.

JenniferRadcliff at gmail dot com

Blog is cynderjenn@blogspot.com

Donna said...

Hi, Can you add me on to your list that wants to "Stashbust". I have so much yarn and too many projects to count! I think I need inspiration and encouragement to do all that I would need to do. Thanks, Donna

LightningBug said...

Please add me to the list--I sooo need to bust my stash!