Maker’s Dozen in 2022

In January of 2022, I saw an Instagram post by @Hadabashery suggesting a MAL called the Maker’s Dozen. The guidelines were simple …. Use existing stash to complete 12 projects throughout the year and/or finishing long neglected WIPs. Sounds like a great plan, right?

In my case, it was a huge success. I ended up completing 21 projects of varying size …. 3 hats, 7 pairs of socks, 3 cowls, 4 sweaters, and 4 shawls … to be precise and it was all from stash yarn!

If you are a long time follower of my fibre adventures, you’ll know that I don’t have a massive stash. I tend to keep it fairly small so I was surprised with what I was able to squeeze out project-wise.

While I kept good notes on my Maker’s Dozen projects, I wasn’t always diligent about taking photos. Some of the projects below won’t have any because they were gifted before taking a photo even occurred to me. Regardless, prepare for a bit of a photobomb 🥴

Foraois Hat by Heather Nolan in Fleece and Harmony Heatherdale Lopi and Itex Alafosslopi
Gotland socks in handspun Gotland from Good Fibrations and Fleece and Harmony Point Prim Sock
La Manche by Jennifer Beale in Belfast Mini Mills Island Collection Worsted
Paper Dolls by Kate Davies Designs in Red Island Fibre
Hazel Neck by Petite Knit in Fleece and Harmony Hearth Collection
Fox’s Day Out by Stone Knits in Nerds With Needles Cashmere sock and Belfast Mini Mills Specialty Sock
Into The Woods by Melody Hoffman in Fleece and Harmony Point Prim Sock and Lichen and Lace Rustic Heather Sport
Nightshift Shawl by Andrea Mowry in handspun yarn
Geimreadh Sweater by Heather Nolan in Fleece and Harmony Selkirk Worsted
I Just Wanna Go Home Socks by Winter’s Weather Knits in West Coast Color Home Grown
Earth Magic Socks in Nerds With Needles Cashmere Silk, Belfast Mini Mills Specialty Sock, and Rowan Kid Silk Haze

Lost in Time Shawl by Mijo Crochet in Hobbii Dolce Cashmere (gifted before photo)

Wilona Shawl by Expressions Fiber Arts in handspun (gifted before photo )

Wilona Shawl by Expressions Fiber Arts in Fleece and Harmony Point Prim Sock and Purl Soho Linen Quill
Freddy Beach Socks by Nancy Wheeler in Fleece and Harmony Point Prim Sock
By The Shore Socks by Nancy Wheeler in Fleece and Harmony Point Prim Sock
Astragal by Kate Davies Designs in Knit Picks Palette
Wild Posy (Luna) by Melody Hoffman in Briggs and Little Country Roving
Verso by The Petite Knitter in Fleece and Harmony Selkirk Worsted
Bandana Cowl by Purl Soho in handspun fibre from Melly Knits
Bandana Cowl by Purl Soho in handspun art yarn

If you’re still with me after all of those photos, thanks for hanging in there!

As you can see, 2022 was a very productive stash-busting year and I plan to continue with that in 2023. I still have my Half and Half Wrap to finish and I’m closing in on my Exploits Valley Hap. I also have a fair bit of handspun that I would like to transform into knitted and, possibly woven, goods.

Did you participate in a stash-down last year? How did it go? Maybe it is a goal of yours for 2023. I’d love to hear about any stash-down experiences you’ve had.

3 thoughts on “Maker’s Dozen in 2022

  1. I set my goal in Ravelry, this year it is at 35 and doesn’t include socks (since I now have Milly it would be cheating) and slowly but surely reducing my obscene stash lol

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