Monday, September 04, 2006

This and That

Thanks to everyone that commented on my new design. I was getting tired of the old look and was ready for something a little more fallesque.

tenizmom asked in my comments about the storage for my yarn stash. The cubes came from Bed, Bath and Beyond (had to mail order them). I also saw that Walmart has them online. This is a great time of year to find this kind of storage since the kids are heading back to school.

I store my yarn in two ways. I buy the huge Hefty zipper bags (I think they're 2.5 gallons?). I cram the yarn in those for "stash storage". If the yarn comes in a closable bag, I don't move it, and sometimes it takes two of the zippered bags to hold the yarn. Once I cast on a project, they are then put into plastic tubs (the sweater storage boxes) and moved into my UFO/WIP closet (not shown).

I also keep my patterns in 3 ring binders, divided by "style" (one for cardigan, one for pullovers, one for accessories and one for afghans. Also there's one just for Patons, as I have a lot of them and one "mixed patterns" for those booklets that have both). Ya, you should see my sewing patterns... they're stored just like at a fabric store... by number in a pattern drawer with the covers in 3 ring binders by size. Okay, that's my "system".

Let's see what I've been knitting (okay "see" might be optimistic. My computer isn't reading my memory card again, so I have to figure which problem it is, and that requires a reboot... so I may or may not be adding pictures to this post later).

The angora cardigan is breezing along. I looove the yarn. It is so soft and drapey. The back is done and I've finished the cable/lace pattern on the left front.

Oh, and I cast on a pair of socks. I had to try my new handpainted yarn from Fearless Fibers (an Etsy shop... man, that place is DANGEROUS! For someone that loves handcrafted items, it's a frickin' gold mine). Here's the photo from the Etsy Shop:


I started a pair of socks with it, but I'm thinking I might prefer to "see" it more than just on my feet. So I'm now thinking of making the Diamond Fantasy Scarf... However, I do have that whole Shoalwater Shawl thing to finish (and let's not forget the Landscape, too... but I only have about 30 more rows to go on that one).

Well today is a holiday, so Matt's home (ya like he doesn't work at home 3 days a week anyway... and I'm sure some work will be done today). We don't have anything unusual planned... no picnics, etc, but I do have SnB tonight. I'm going to concentrate on some gift knitting today, unless something comes up.

Have a good Labor Day and Happy Knitting!

2 comments:

  1. Cindy,
    Consider joining my knitalong with Black Water Abbey. It is yahoo group BWAKerryKAL. This looks like your kind of sweater.

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  2. Nancy J10:57 AM

    Good Autumnal artwork! Thanks for your own organizational methods. I'm doing notebooks, too, only to salvage the small amount of sanity I have left! But the sun's coming out after Ernesto's remnants, so that helps a lot!

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