Saturday, June 02, 2007

I've been busy, oh so busy . . .

It's been a busy couple of days since my last blog entry. Yesterday was Abby's birthday, and so we celebrated last night with cake and presents, just the five of us at home. Here's birthday girl blowing out her candles. She was having a "Shirt Optional" kind of day.

The last several days, I've been working on getting my new yarn studio in shape, and I'm almost done with that. There are still a few of Art's things in there, but they are slowly but surely being moved down to his shop in the basement. I still need to put another couple of smaller shelving units in the room (after he gets his stuff out), put the stuff on them and then I'll be done.

I've been spending time reorganizing my yarn and stuff as well. Here are a few photos of the work in progress. This photo shows 8 feet of shelving along one of the walls. The yarn supplies are there, as well as some laser paper, envelopes, and other miscellaneous office and mailing supplies. I totally love these mesh baskets. I just can't get enough of them. Also, I'd love to find just the right size bookcase so I could put it in the room as well to hold my collection of knitting books.

The next photo shows the view as you enter the area. The desk, computer,and printers will stay, but you can see I've commandeered the file cabinets and drawer storage for my knitting goods. The former owners used this room as a guest bedroom, and it has an attached half bath. We've always used this room as a home office. The space is about 12' x 12'.

This shot shows the cedar closet. At first, I thought I'd use it for yarn storage, but I decided I'd rather have my yarn in plain sight than any more office supplies.

Next, you see how I've sorted and labeled my yarns. If you can't see it clearly, this tag, which I tied onto the mesh with yarn (appropriately enough) says, "CPY" in the blue section, with "Fjord" in the top orange block and "Solid and Print" in the bottom orange block. Aren't those yarn balls pretty?

Here's another shot of some miscellaneous felting wools.

So, I'm pleased with how this is all shaping up.

On my needles, I'm an inch or so away from beginning the heel on my newest sock design, which is toe up. Still working on the Candle Flame shawl as well.

I haven't managed to knit very much the last couple of days. But I did manage to get a glorious nap in this afternoon. Art took all the kids out today for several hours, and so I hunkered down for a 2 hour nap. After that, I plugged into my Ipod for some knitting podcasts and worked some more on my knitting studio organization. It was a great and productive day.

To cap off the day, I fried up a bunch of chicken . . . some for us for dinner, and some for tomorrow for a wedding shower/potluck luncheon for a friend. Art picked up breasts and thighs while he was out (both boneless). Very, very tasty!

So, that's the news from here. Stay tuned for more adventures!


  1. See? This is the kind of stuff "stalker girl" likes to hear about! How a wonder knitter woman spends her days. I still have NO clue how you had time to knit that day, but I love the progress on your yarn studio! Scrumptious!! And the shirt optional had my laughing...I thought MY house was the only one where you can ring the bell & find any kid half clothed or less.;)

  2. Oh, it's all in a day's work, I guess. I'm a dervish when I can actually get it in gear. That's when single-minded determination comes in handy. ;-)

  3. I absolutely LOVE the mesh bags! I can't remember where I've seen them.
    I think showing off your yarn stash is lovely!

  4.'re knitting room/office puts my 'craft world' room to shame...
    I'm jealous!
    It's amazing that I can even find anything in my look so organized, it's no wonder your patterns are great!

  5. Maria, I picked these up from QVC. They are called "Twist and Fold" mesh baskets.

    Thanks, Cynthia! I love having everything so nice and orderly. ;-)