Bookish Thursday: Stashbusting with Melissa Leapman

Well, part of the reason I have not been blogging lately is that I got a knitting machine and I have been unsuccessfully trying to use it to work down my stash. Needless to say, we did NOT get along and it was returned to the merchant on Monday. The same day the book  Stashbuster Knits by Melissa Leapman landed on my doorstep.


I love it there are 21  projects to knit down this stash  have built up and I think I have enough odds and ends to make each project at least once if not more!

There are also handy guides to help you combine colors and to use multiple strands of thinner yarns together to make up larger gauges thereby using up that stash yarn even faster!

So many of them just scream out KNIT ME!!! My favorite is the Puzzle Play blanket! A super colorful blanket made of puzzle pieces! It’s so colorful and fun.

The book is divided up into three sections by general weight of yarn, thin, medium and bulky so you can just go to your stash, pick out the appropriate weight yarn and go!

I can see some stash busting in my future and a cleaner leaner yarn closet as a result! Thank you Melissa Leapman for writing this book just for me so I can get cleaned up!!

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About Denise

A stay at home mom of four, who homeschools, changes a lot of diapers.. minds the dog and in her spare time knits on her knitting boards and looms and occasionally picks up some knitting needles too..

1 thought on “Bookish Thursday: Stashbusting with Melissa Leapman

  1. Hmmm….I was wondering where you’ve been!
    I have a 1950’s era knitting machine with instructions written in German, and an Ultimate Sweater Machine lurking in the layers of the Garage. Since learning to needle knit I haven’t been the least bit interested in getting to know either machine. I knew a lady that would bang out a 2-piece woman’s custom suit in a weekend on her machines, but that kind of production knitting never interested me. It seems too much like work!

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