A stash-ghan is like an afghan, but it’s a project to use up all the little bits and balls of leftover yarns from previous projects. I have been playing with yarn for a long time, so found myself with a bag full of leftovers, much of it coordinating because I usually use a favorite color scheme – blues & greens especially - with everything I make anyway. I decided to make simple granny squares, and the size of the finished quilt would be based on however many squares I ended up with. Granny squares are made with the most basic of stitches, and I can make them while watching tv or reading news online. In no time at all, I’d used up my scraps of yarn, and had 144 5.5” squares to sew together.
This was a popular project right from the beginning, as the kids liked sorting the squares and picking their favorite color combos. Ninja really liked snuggling on it as I sewed the squares together! It was rather hard to move the project around on my lap with it pinned down like this…
But how could I kick her off?? Could you disturb this???
I finally got it sewn together and a border made. Finished it last night. Guess who got the first use of it? Yea… Ninja. I hadn’t even tied it off and she was cuddling in it.
I got up this morning and found the kids on the couch, sharing the blanket, a computer game, and even the same set of earbuds – one bud per kid – which is really sweet except that Brian is recovering from strep throat so I’m hoping he’s no longer contagious…
Soon… guess who joined the fun? Yea… Ninja :)
I hearby declare this a successful project!