2024 DeStash Along

This is really cool! I want to touch it, I bet it feels nice to use too.

Awesome cover @marionberries, it looks really snazzy!

I love all the great projects on this thread where people have seen a problem or a need and just solved it with what they have on hand. It’s like a thread full of MacGyvers!


Using up the fleece pieces!


After the accidental re-stashing of far too much yarn, I offered some to my colleague who makes “stuff” for her Grandkids’ school.

Not sure if she realises how much she is getting, but it will half the new stash!! :rofl: :rofl:

And despite multiple WIPs, I have started a new “passive meetings” project. It looks straightforward enough to do whilst I am (probably fake) listening. some of the current WIPs require more attention, especially my main one. I have written “concentrate” next to one particular row! :grin:


Great snuffle mat! I’ve been considering making one, and just did a latch-hook rug with t-shirt yarn that I decided was better off as a shower mat.
Anything you’d recommend for when I finally make one for the dog?

Also @Renstar, “re-stashing” is an excellent, less-self-shaming descriptor :laughing:


I watched a few YouTube videos and found that there is really no wrong way to make these. The more fleece you use, the harder it is to find the treats, so if your dog gets frustrated or anxious, it is better to make a loser one. Mine is pretty tight because I was making it for my cats…they are just too smart and figured it out too quickly…

Just have fun with this pretty mindless project…I am glad @sheepblue posted hers…I had no idea such a thing existed! I learn so much from this community!

Do you need fleece scraps? I am destashing…ha ha ha.


Ah, see I was worried if it was too loose, the bits would get trapped way down in the fabric and get icky! I’ve bought one for another dog before and they’re sewn to prevent that in the official versions, and that’s beyond my pay grade.

I could potentially be talked into some fleece scraps… :sweat_smile:


Mine does let treats fall through the mesh sometimes, but it’s an extra level of the game for my dog to flip the mat over to inspect for fallen bits haha.



I am either totally disgruntled and should step away from the yarn cabinet for a few days or I have zero ideas for any of the big yarn cakes I have and should just rehome them. I’ve worked and frogged 3 different patterns in one of them in the last 2 days. And the fingerless gloves I was working on are coming out too small for me so I’m cranky about making the second one which I also have had to frog three times. Bah humbug lol


Do you have a picture / brand name? I’m sure we could help you with a few ideas. If you still don’t feel like making any of them, then maybe it’s indeed a good idea to rehome them. Maybe they just don’t spark joy for you.

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At first glance I thought you were talking about a “yarn carnival.” Visions flashed through my mind…

How long have you had the yarn? If the right project hasn’t come up in a year or two…um, it will probably occur to you shortly after you get rid of them…


That’s exactly when! Haha happens every. Time.

These are my preciousessss. I want to do a semi circular one in the red-white-green because it amuses me to make it look like watermelon. I’ve tried 3 so far but my brain isnt having it. The all-teal one is rayon and I have like 1600 yards. That one and I will be celebrating our 13th anniversary together this summer. I keep going to rehome it and then can’t bring myself to say goodbye. Stupid, I know, but there it is. I also don’t have recipients for shawls and I think I would prefer a rectangular wrap for myself.


Those are lovely yarn cakes. I can see how they’d be hard to let go. I hope the right project finds you!


I recently made a tote with a Lionbrand Mandala. I couldnt think of anything else with only one cake. I need to make a post for it, then I’ll link it here.


Your kid is a dancer right? What about this one? Ravelry: Abigail Fairy Dress pattern by Christel Riley Watts I know my inner little girl really wants this dress (and I always wanted to dance, too, but my mum wouldn’t let me). I know your colours aren’t the typical girly colours but I think the dress would look great in teal as well.


That dress is so cute!

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So cute, I want one in mossy greens. I promise to dance in it…

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I would 100% wear that dress and I’m 47 next week :joy:. Soooo cute!


That dress in the Christmas colors would be so cute! With little black buttons on the bodice, it would look like a watermelon dress!

I have a new great niece…I might just have to start making her one (to be done by the time she is 2 or so…ha ha).


My cranky, disgruntled self tabled the infuriating frog sessions for a quick win. Finished the last of the Lily sugar n creme with this classic little wash cloth pattern:

I still had to partially frog it a few times because I forgot to weigh the yarn before starting and lost yarn chicken. So i frogged it back, weighed the sections and finished it up. I’m hoping a few little wins will jumpstart the yarn mojo.