Tuesday, September 02, 2008

WIP Wednesday!

Hi! It's been a whirlwind of a past few days! My only Wip I'm currently knitting is..
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These ankle socks in RYC Cashcotton (gosh this yarn is soooo soft!!) I split 1 skein and as you can see on the left, got past the ankle. Have it on holders to see how many more rows I'll need, that is after I complete sock 2, which you see on the right. These were to be my August socks for SAM 6 I mean, using US 4 needles. It wasn't going to happen. DD and I had plans to finish the room changeover!

Yes, since my son is gone and will only be home for very short visits, and we do not have a large house, I claimed my DD's room as she claimed his. Although..hers now has way more shelves...hmmm how did I lose that bet!

These are early pictures, still a WIP and I plan on changing the wolf theme, but hey only so much time in the day. I think our trash people hated us today. A full trash can and 8 or so large black bags too. We're both proud we went through a lot of stuff, threw junk away and set aside a lot for donations.

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YAHOO! I have a sewing corner that I don't have to tidy anymore! Just close the door and here you go! The little table to the right is for my serger, no more cramped quarters or dining room table (aww don't feel bad table, I still need you to cut stuff out!) I do need a more comfy chair to sew in and a new rug...ick, what a mess I found!

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This is the bureau I stained and finished myself. I also painted those wooden knobs as you can see how many are there, um..no close ups, my painting sucks!

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Boy what a fiasco this was. I was going to use an old sewing cabinet, but this metal stand wouldn't hold my daughters tv, so I kept it in here..glad I did, I needed it. Woot! 1 place for all my books and patterns!

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Hey..mother of invention...my coffee table! Thereby lies my Lamb's pride stash and some Noro and a few others....see close at hand LOL! A piece of fabric hiding in the hope chest and viola a place for my drinks, remotes, yarns...etc.

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But my new favorite spot! Ahhhh! The sofa/bed I got on my trip to Ikea. So happy to have that, plus it will be son's place to rest when he visits...which BTW, from what we hear, he's doing quite well! Hubby's cousin saw him on Saturday and he looked pretty good, kinda cute w/no hair. He can't call yet, still in Regiment training mode, but hopefully soon!

Have a great Wednesday!

17 comments:

IrishgirlieKnits said...

I love it!!! Great job!! What an undertaking!! Now you have your own fabulous space!!

I can't wait for you to see my pics...I thought of you when I hung my housekeeping postcard from Charlotte :) And, like you, no August socks, but its okay, we have craft rooms!!

Good luck this week Z!! Big hugs!

Christie said...

So jealous you have a crafty room. So. Jealous.

Bezzie said...

Hee hee, who has the wolf-fetish? It looks like my husband's side of our bedroom with all the wolf-a-phanelia on the walls and the curtains!

Amanda said...

The craft room looks wonderful - your own little corner of the universe! YAY!

Rebel said...

your craft room looks awesome! Enjoy it. =)

tiennie said...

Yay for gaining a fun craft room!

Julie said...

WOW, your new space looks awesome! I have a spare room where I keep my stash and it's a disaster. You may have inspired me to get my butt in gear and get it organized so I can have a nice quiet place to call my own, too :)

Pamela said...

Um, can I come and live in that room??

weezalana said...

Just lookit all that storage! And the bright, fun, happy colors! Su-weet!

On a somewhat related note, I tried out my serger this weekend. Dude, I am so lost. I should probably read one of the three how-to books I got first... :P

turtlegirl76 said...

The craft room looks GREAT! Love all the little cubby drawers and wow! Lookit all that sewing room!

yarnsnob said...

Wow!!!! What a rooom. We all need a knit room in our house. Now since I am offically a home owner I can do whatever I want to my spare bedroom. I hear Ikea calling my name. Charolotte here we come!!!! Love the room and the yarn cubbies.

Carol said...

Glad he's settling in well at the new place! and speaking of new places, I am jealous of you room. shelves (even if there are not as many as DD), a space dedicated to you. perfect!

Robin said...

Yay on the new sewing room! Glad your son is adjusting well too.

Batty said...

I love your craft room, it's pure genius. But... why isn't it decorated with yarn? You need more yarn on display. How else are you going to get inspired?

Sonya said...

What a great room! I am soooooo jealous. I love all the bright colors. I even kinda like the wolf. Your family will always know where to find you. ;o)

gilraen said...

Great room!! But wonderful news for you about DS :D It must take a weight off you knowing he's okay :D

aquaknits said...

What a grea spot to work and relax!! I love your coffee table solution, and your bureau is beautiful! Can't wait to see all the beautiful work created in there.