AFO – Almost Finished Object

Episode 8: Enhancing your stash!

Topic: How to build an effective Stash
Record Date: 3/19/21
Publish Date: 4/13/21


Podcast beverages (Links direct to Untappd)

Honey Kolsch – RogueAles – Dedicated to the Bees!
Sucha Much IPA – Kalona Brewing Company
Cookie Junkie Dessert Stout – Backpocket Brewery

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What’s Brewing

(Current projects/ cast ons)

Been on a bit of a knitting break–sort of burned out after finishing the Relentless shawl.

Working on some stitch markers–have macarons, cinnamon rolls, donuts, whales, and stingrays in the works. 

Exordium shawl Ravelry Link

City Limits Ravelry Link

Mebonden mittens Ravelry Link

Speckled Space Socks Ravelry Link

Bernie Mittens- Upcycled Bernie Mittens

Bernie Hat – Weekend at Bernie’s

Sport Weight Socks in Fibenymph Dyeworks Love Notes on Traveler

Bryan’s Car Project: Traditional Dishcloth by Staci Perry Lily Sugar’n Cream Ombres; Colorway: Autumn leaves (Maroon, yellow, brown, and green) Lily Sugar’n Cream Solids & Denim; Colorway: Sage (Green) Making a dish towel with stripes where I am knitting both colors double, I’m planning on two diagonal stripes. Ravelry Link

Caitlyn’s Car Project: Grandma’s Dishcloth by PJ Allen.  Lilly Sugar & Creme Grape and Dark Pine.  Striping but changing in the middle every 2 rows.  Ravelry Link

Kitchen Table Project: Dumpster Fire 2020 by Kino Knits. Various super value worsted acrylic yarns, I think it’s mostly red heart.  Lots of colors!Using US 2, 2.75 mm needles, I think it’s 40 inches.  The pattern calls for duplicate stitch but I switched to stranded after the first one.  I’m knitting multiple at a time.  The number yarn is 66 inches long. Ravelry Link

Living Room: Streamline Tank by Alexandra Tavel Yarn: Lion Brand Coboo Colorway: 184 Peach Ravelry Link

Ryker’s Room: Stay Put Kitchen Towel by Carol Trouba Ravelry Link Yarn: Recycled cotton sweater yarn Colorway: Light Brown and Lion Brand Re-Up Colorway: 112 Raspberry and 

Bedroom: Speckled Space Socks by Amanda Stephens Ravelry Link Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Fingering Tonal Colorway: Inverness

End of the Trail (FOs)


No FOs

Secret Test Knit Hats

Three Waters Farm Gliding into Fall yarn

For The Ryker: A St. Patrick’s Day Hat Ravelry Link Fibernymph Dye Works Cozy and Cascade Superwash effects 

New Year’s Cast On: Alaska by Camille Descoteaux Ravelry Link Knit Picks Chroma Fingering Colorway Vermont Knit Picks Stroll Fingering Solids, Heathers & Twists Colorway 27236 Cobblestone Heather 

Christmas Cast on! Lumberjack by tincanknits Ravelry Link Yarn: Novita Moomin x Muumitalo Moominhouse (DK Weight) Colorway: 176 and 099 (Blue and Black)

What’s Hopping

(Stash Enhancements/Yarn collecting)


Got a few new clay molds, but no woolly stash enhancements


Whimsical Wood – Ass Tastic in Lightning 2.0 and The Ass is Always Greener 


3/1/21 Webs Order: Bremont Yarn, Cascade Yarn, Knitting Fever Yarn, Malabrigo died cloudborn yarn, and Wisdom yarns


(Knitting Disasters)


Lumberjack socks-Too Big-gave them to my FIL

2020 dumpster fire had to tink back a row because I missed a section


Big Goal: Wrangle Ravelry!!!

Previous Episode Goal is also our current goal! (Update/Organize Stash and Handspun)

Caitlyn: Done!

Jess: All yarn is in cubbies where it belongs. Still not loaded into my Rav stash, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.

Kelsi: I put all my fiber for spinning in one place

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