Monday, December 29, 2008

The Knitting Room Returns

I've spent the time since Christmas returning the bedroom that I thought my daughter was moving into back into my knitting/craft space. I've added storage shelves to the closet, set my machines back up and put most of the yarn back into the room.I can't say that this is all of the yarn because it isn't. I decided that I'd use part of what's in the room and then add some of what's still in storage. I knew I had a lot of yarn, but I'm not sure I realized how much there really was. There are another 3 storage boxes and two Space Saver Bags full of yarn still stored outside the room.

The cubby that doesn't look full in this shot is now full. The doors close so I can close it up if necessary.

Almost all of what I have is acrylic and almost all of it was given to me. I'm using it to make hats for Caps For Kids and afghans for a group from our church who helps the needy with blankets and other items that are needed.

The machines make quick work of the charity hats that I make and it gives me time to design tops for myself and my grandchildren. I also handknit socks. There is a pattern out there to do them on the machine, but I haven't tried it yet. I need quiet and serenity to try those since I haven't mastered my Artisan machine yet. Quiet in my house is almost non existent and serenity is beyond my hopes right now.

I hope that having my room organized will help. I got rid of a bunch of stuff when I thought my daughter was moving home so there is less to go into my very small space. The room is about 8' x 10' overall. Maybe less. I don't want to think about it. I'm just glad that we actually have enough space for me to have my own room.

Happy Knitting everyone.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Getting ready for the new year

I'm writing Christmas cards today so I'm going over my address book to see which addresses have changed and which ones I've misplaced. (It's the lack of organization that does me in every year.)

I finished my son's socks and got a picture of them. They are on my feet because he isn't here to try them both on for a picture and I know they will look better on him. The pattern is Earl Grey by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka My son chose the colors and approved the pattern. It's the first pair of socks I've knit for him and I hope he likes them when he wears them.

I've also been working on my Mitered Square Blanket made from sock yarn scraps and it's coming along although slowly. I have gotten some mill end yarn to help since I'm not a prolific sock knitter. I had wonderful service from when I ordered from them.