Monday, July 23, 2007

Knitting without Space

Wow! It sure is hard to find time to knit now, since I don't have a designated knitting place. All my boxes of yarn and patterns are still sitting in the living room. Everything is so hard to get to, so I'm just continuing to knit things I've already started.

All the Oddball projects in the Knitting Help Forum are going along nicely. I just recently started another blanket - this one is smaller than the others.
Oddball Lapghan - Ready to Go

I added the black and white portions of this Oddball Shawl:
Candy Shop Shandeh

I started another Oddball Blanket to replace the one that never got back from the Netherlands:
New Start - Oddball Blanket #5

And I've been working on a burial set for an abandoned baby:
Baby Burial Hat Booties

I'm still working on the Harry Potter Gryffindor scarf for my hubby. (No updated photo on that.) And I'm just starting to work on some things for a couple friends of mine that just had babies! :) (Thank God I can get to the box of baby yarn!)

I do miss my craft room, though. :(

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

My Hubby Has a CAVE!

Finally, we finished painting my hubby's cave, and I spent all day yesterday setting it up for him. He had to work until midnight, so when he got home, he was VERY surprised by the final product! Now, he can watch TV, be on the internet, and listen to the radio all at the same time, without worrying if I want to watch it or not. (tee-hee!)

After he got settled in his cave, I closed the door, and went about my business. PEACE!

Now, I can get to work on setting up my craft room again! Woo Hoo!
Behind Desk in Hubby's Cave
Computer and TV in Hubby's Cave

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Moving my Craft Room - But Still Knitting!

I've decided to move my craft room to a larger room in our house. My hubby will be using my former craft room as his "cave". He is SO excited about having his own space in our house. Up til now, he's just hung out wherever, without complaining. I told him that he needs his own room for his hobbies and collections. He can escape from the world in there when he gets home from work. He deserves it, because he works so many hours at Chick-Fil-A. (and I love him a lot!)

So, for the past few days, I've been taking out all my craft stuff, and putting all the remaining furniture in the center of the room so we could paint the walls a different color for him. (Right now, the walls are dark blue, because it used to be my son's bedroom.)
Away from Wall

Today, we painted white primer on all the walls, and now it's finally ready for color. He's chosen a pretty beige, which should make the room look real nice.
Base Paint Done

Here's all my craft stuff, taking over the living room:
Craft Stuff in Living Room

In the midst of all this change, I've had to do without my craft room. :(
The room I will be moving into is filled with boxes and boxes of junk.
(We used to rent a large storage unit, but got sick of paying $100 a month for it!)
Junk in Craft Room

So now, my task is to go through all those boxes of junk. Take some of it to Goodwill, give some of it away, sell some of it on eBay, and store the rest of it in one corner of the room, or up in our attic.

Then, FINALLY, I'll have space for a craft room again. I'm REALLY looking forward to using that room. It's has lots of space!!

During all this craziness, I've still been knitting.

Here's the progress on my son's ankle socks (I've turned the heel!):
Josh's Socks - Heel is turned!

The Harry Potter Scarf:
Harry Potter Scarf 5

And a lace scarf I'm designing, using mohair yarn in a LOVELY color:
Orange Mohair - Lace Scarf

And did I mention that I found a 100% cashmere sweater at a Goodwill Thrift store for $3.79?
Ann Taylor Cashmere Sweater

I've already unravelled it, and now am the proud owner of almost 14 ounces of CASHMERE!!
Unravelling - CASHMERE

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