June 21, 2006

Thanks for all your comments of support on my slugginess. Glad to know I'm not the only one is completely unmotivated sometimes. A lot of the bloggy ladies out there seem to get a LOT more accomplished than I do with their knitting, housekeeping, cleaning, decorating, etc. It's enough to make you feel kind of lousy. Then I remember, I have a full-time job and a new house to deal with, and I'm not in a competition. Whew!

So, at long last I have pictures of the completed shelves of my yarn room. We finished staining them and I unpacked all my yarn and divided it up by color, except for the sock yarn which gets its own cubby. I will have more pics of the yarn room in coming posts as each little secion is done. I need to get a wall hanger thingy to hang my quilt, and I still need to unpack all my other crafts. I really didn't anticipate my knitting stuff taking up the whole freaking shelf, I guess it's a good thing I'm participating in summer of stash!

Last night I set out all my sock yarn and made a little plan for what the balls of yarn will grow up to become. I also decided it was the perfect time for a photo opp of my sock stash.

(I'm not sure why it wouldn't post the correct rotated way, but the "top" row would be the one that runs vertically on the right. Sorry 'bout that.)

The first row, from left to right is: 3 skeins of Country Sock Yarn from MDSW, 2 skeins of Knitpicks Simple Stripes in Vineyard, 1 skein hand-dyed (Knitpicks Dye-your-own) in Kool-aid "Seafoam" (my own), 2 skeins Koigu, 1 skein hand-dyed Project Spectrum Sock Yarn Swap May, 1 skein PSSYS June, 1 skein hand-dyed Dye-o-rama yarn.

The second row, from left to right: 2 skeins Art Yarns Supermerino, 1 skein PSSYS April, 1 skein Regia Cotton in Surf, 2 skeins Knitpicks Simple Stripes in Crayon (from my SP), 1 skein hand-dyed with Jacquard "Maryland" (my own), 1 skein Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock. (PS-I need another skein of the LL to do a pair of socks. I bought this when I was a virgin sock knitter and didn't realize what yardage I needed. This is the Vera colorway. If anyone has a single hank and would like to do some sort of swap, I'm game, just leave me a comment.)

I've decided on a few patterns. I know the Simple Strips (both colorways) will be a very basic stockinette to show off the varigations and patterns in the yarn. "Seafoam" will be Oriel from Sensational Knitted Socks. The Koigu is for my mother-in-law and is what I will use to try my new two-at-a-time-on-one-circ method. The May yarn is for Pomatamus from Knitty. "Maryland" is definitely going to be a pair of jaywalkers, with those bright colors how could it not be? I actually cast on for those today! Whee! It's been so long since I started something new, I forgot how you can get a rush from it.

Last, but not least, I saw this great recipe on Kim's blog and had to try it. I've been trying to be a little less convenience-oriented and actually cook at home instead of order take-out.

I've got to say, YUM! Doug agrees. It was very simple and fast, it only took about 5 minutes to put the ingredients together and then 30 minutes to bake. It tastes like the best chicken pot pie ever, and the crust is so delicious. Bravo Kim, great recipe!

One more thing, I've seen this meme going around the blogs and thought it was cute, so please post a one-word comment that you think best describes me. Make sure to post this meme to your blog if you want, so I can do the same for you!


KlutzyJenn said...


Coleen said...

I love that wall of yarn! the shelves look awesome!

Chef Messy said...

Whoohoo! Looks even tastier than mine! Glad you guys liked it!

Anonymous said...

WOW! That yarn shelf is so cool! It has totally inspired me to reorganize my office/yarn room so I can display my stash.

Secret Pal

Mary said...


I love discovering yet another central Virginian knit-blogger, so I'm adding you to the "local knitters" section of my sidebar! And apparently you come to Richmond and know Beth, whom I've met a couple times myself. Small world!

That chicken wreath thing looks de-lish -- I've already copied & pasted that recipe into Word to make someday. Yum!

Krista said...

Those shelves to display your yarn and books are incredible! Lucky you!