Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Chester the cat Stash Buster!

I have just come across the February Stash Link Party over at Linda's Crafty Corner and was wondering what I could enter.  I often find you never quite have the correct colours to match or contrast or the right yarn, to use up your stash so the stash just seems to get bigger and bigger!! Do you feel the same?

Well I do hope the stash buster I'm going to show you will solve all your problems in one go!!  Let me introduce you to Chester the cat.  I made him about 3 years ago now and he is very much part of the family.


He is made using Axminster carpet yarn which I salvaged from a weaver.  Once the cones of yarn have been used they cannot be put on the loom again as there is never enough yarn left to complete another carpet so they get discarded.  They are perfect for doing Jumbo Crochet but as you can imagine I have a lot left in my stash too!!  Click on Chester's name and you will be able to read all about how I made him and what started the idea off.  I used 5 strands of yarn at a time, using grey as the base and every time I ran out of a colour I just added a different one!



Chester has had lots of adventures so if you would like to read about what he gets up to click on any of the links in this post or just type Chester into the search box at the top on the left hand side.





It's about time these two little mischief makers had another adventure.  Can you think of anything they may like to try?

Thank you for reading and I hope this post has given you an idea of
what you could do with your stash!!
That's if you have any left, of course, after entering the February Stash Link Party!

Bye from me
and bye from Chester too!
x

16 comments:

  1. Just my kind of humour, that last shot is too funny! I love Chester and Taffy seems to have bounced back after his first trip to the dentist x

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    1. The two of them 'egg' each other on. Lol! I daren't leave them together on their own for more than a minute :)

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  2. Wow, he's amazing! Well done and thanks for sharing :)

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    1. You're very welcome. Thank you for visiting you are welcome any time.

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  3. Lovely, so cute.:)
    Happy week, greetings.

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  4. Funny cat !
    Thanks for your visit !
    Anna

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    1. Your welcome, thank you for yours. Glad you like Chester :)

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  5. Oh my life - he's HUGE! At first I thought it was just the way you'd taken the pictures, and then I saw him in the car and realised that he is the biggest crochet cat I've ever seen. Better keep an eye on your car keys! xx

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    1. Lol! He can't sit in my Fiesta, I think I'm safe :)

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  6. Oh wow I love Chester he's amazing, I have been reading how you made him what a mammoth task but so worth it, what a lovely addition to your family. :) xx

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    1. Thank you. We've had some good laughs with him :)

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  7. I didn't know Taffy was a pyromaniac! Seeing a new side to him now!

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  8. awwww he is so adorable!!!! love him- brilliant what you can do with leftover stash x

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    1. And it makes you feel so good making something out of nothing :)

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