Use it or Lose It with Stash and Burn

As many of you know, I have been a huge fan of the Stash and Burn podcast for a few years now. I can’t remember when I started listening to Nicole and Jenny, but they were the first podcast I listened to and are still my favourite.

So I am really happy to be sponsoring one of their events this month. It’s called “Use it or Lose It” and the link (to the Ravelry group) explains more about it. Basically the goal is to look at your stash and think about the things that have been there for awhile and either use it in a project or lose it in some way, by selling, giving or donating it. You could always throw it out in extreme circumstances I guess – but who in their right mind could throw out yarn?! Unsurprisingly most people are opting to “use it”. The project is going for the whole year so you can jump in any time.

Last month, one of the knitters suggested my Radiance Shawl pattern as a possible project (which I was super flattered by) so I’ve set up a knit-a-long on my Curious Handmade Group for anyone who wants to join in (its not just for people doing UILI of course). I haven’t quite worked out the details yet but stay posted.

If you are visiting from Stash and Burn, “Helloooooooo”!!

Radiance Shawl


The pattern is available on Ravelry here Radiance Shawl

and now on Craftsy here Radiance Shawl


Note: I want to disclose that I am partnering with Craftsy. This means that if you click on the link to Craftsy from my site and buy something from them I will benefit from that financially. So if you do, then thank you! I appreciate it as it helps me keep my designs and site going.

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