Stash, Stitching, and Challenge Reports Week #8

Knitting Stats
Last Week: 58,604 yards/308 skeins
Knitted: 244 yards/1 skein
Purchased: 0 yards/0 skeins
Ending Stash: 58,360 yards/307 skeins
Spending YTD: $192.29

Sewing Stats
Fabric In: 4.47 yards
Fabric Out: .89 yards
Net Fabric In/Out: +3.58 yards
Fabric YTD: +13.99 yards
Spending YTD: $159.14


In: FQs- 3 just because, 2 for projects, Remnant-just because it’s green!, buttons/leather tag-just because they were buy 3 get 2 free!, 1/2 black paisley, 10 Fat Eighths. thread, seam ripper, a very different kind of seam ripper


Out: Madeline Tosh Light for Starshower and fabrics for Churn “Bash”.

FOs: Anthem

Progress made on February Challenges
Knitting Challenge: Connor’s Afghan-nothing yet
12 Hats in 2019: Chain Done!
12 Cowls in 2019: StarShower-started
Sewing Challenge OMG: Start Churn Bash-started
UFO Challenge: Quilt Anthem-Done!
January Knitting Challenge: Fallen Cloud Done!
Kathleen Tracy Mystery Blocks-February finished
Guild BOM for March: Disappearing Four Patch-not started.
January New Challenge: Hearts On A String-Done
February New Challenge: Mini 9 Patch-Done
February New Challenge: Charity Pillowcases-Done
Little Dresses for Africa-started

Linking with:
Oh Scrap
Sunday Stash
15 Minutes

PS Last week I threw a bunch of the recent finishes in the wash to texturize them. I just love the texture in the center of the Feathered Star!!

21 thoughts on “Stash, Stitching, and Challenge Reports Week #8

  1. delightedhands February 24, 2019 / 8:11 am

    Nice new fabrics! I love the look of a ‘just washed’ quilt, too!

    • chrisknits February 24, 2019 / 8:27 am

      Thanks, I am hoping I will stop with the buying, but then I see shiny new fabric!! > >

  2. quiltpaintcreate February 24, 2019 / 9:46 am

    The shawl is beautiful – the yarn, the pattern, everything.

  3. Treadlestitches February 24, 2019 / 10:46 am

    Great fabrics! And that seam ripper is very interesting. Can you tell me what kind it is?

    • chrisknits February 24, 2019 / 7:13 pm

      Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I had to do some searching. It didn’t come with a package and there is no clear marking on the seam “remover”. LOL. It’s a Kai Scissors brand. I got mine at The Back Door in Greenwood, IN > >

  4. Diann Bottrell February 24, 2019 / 10:52 am

    I’m curious about your seam ripper, too! I still have the one I got when I first learned to sew… Love the texture in your close-up of Feathered Star!

    • chrisknits February 24, 2019 / 11:04 am

      Thanks, I love the texture of washed quilts! This ripper won’t cut your fabric or your skin, but will slice through the thread.


  5. melfunk February 24, 2019 / 10:54 am

    Love your feathered star. So pretty. I’m amazed at your knitting. That is the one needle craft I don’t enjoy, so I must be doing something wrong.

    • chrisknits February 24, 2019 / 11:01 am

      Thank you! As to the knitting, it could be as sumple as which hand is holding the yarn. I dont knit Continental because it’s not comfortable. But I fly with English. Maybe that’s your issue?


  6. gayle February 24, 2019 / 2:29 pm

    Such a lot of fun going on here! Great goodies coming in and wonderful projects in progress! Starshower looks like an interesting knit!

    • chrisknits February 24, 2019 / 7:20 pm

      Thank you. Starshower is interesting. It is easily memorized so I can keep track of where I am. I did do 1 more increase, but should have done it sooner than I did. Oh well, hoping it works for my “broad” shoulders. LOL! > >

  7. quiteayarnblog February 24, 2019 / 6:19 pm

    Wow – you are so productive! And all of it is beautiful 🙂

    • chrisknits February 24, 2019 / 7:19 pm

      It’s all just numbers. LOL!!! But this week has been good, but mostly because I was getting to the end of a lot of projects! The start of March won’t be so good. Wait, is it really that close to the 3rd month? Eek! > >

  8. Amanda February 25, 2019 / 12:19 am

    Your stats are very impressive. Love the quilting on the feathered star

    • chrisknits February 25, 2019 / 7:54 am

      Thanks, Sue did a wonderful job of quilting it. > >

  9. anudge February 25, 2019 / 12:43 am

    That feathered star turned out great!

  10. Kate February 26, 2019 / 6:59 am

    You had a productive week on a lot of fronts. Thanks for linking up with 15 minutes to stitch this week.

    • chrisknits February 26, 2019 / 7:20 am

      Thanks! It’s been a good week.


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