Stashbusting at Stitches West

 Stitches West  was in Santa Clara, CA two weekends ago — looks like it was lots of fun!

Here is a review of the Stitches West fashion show by weavingtheweb, including some great photos of some knitted and crocheted (but mostly knitted) fashions.

Check out this video of Jennifer Hansen of Stitch Diva Studios demonstrating her Stashbuster Afghan. This pattern looks like an awesome way to use up yarn that you thought you'd never use… plus, Jennifer says it should take you about 12 hours of work to create a full sized blanket (AND use up your yarn!)

I'm a huge fan of busting your stash because it feels so good to actually use materials up, don't you think? Also, when you use stuff up, you can feel extra happy about getting more! No more nagging feeling that you shouldn't be getting more stuff because of that growing stash you have at home!