That’s right, I’ve risen from the land of the never-ending boxes into the land of the completely and 100% moved in (well, let’s not look at the corner stacked high with pictures to hang on the wall, shall we?) and am now free to blog and knit and watch movies and TV without feeling guilty. YEAH! Of course, this is when I get sick. BOO! But at least I can still blog even while sick… it’s not that hard to type, though please forgive me any fogginess while posting.
First item of business: CONGRATS to the winners of the Oh To Knit Again Giveaway!!! The winners (and their respective skeins) were:
Lilie – Mintheweaver’s Rocking Stockings in A Rose by Any Other Name
Clare – Malabrigo Sock in Solis
Lisa – Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Saffron
Misha – Dream in Color Smooshy in Spring Tickle
Rachel – Pagewood Farms Yukon in Fabulous Fall
I did NOT neglect them and they have all received their prizes already so that’s a relief. It felt nice to give those skeins to people who were so happy to receive them… plus after setting up my sock non-stash, I felt like it was probably a good thing I’ve given up some sock skeins. Here’s a picture of my new set up for sock non-stash as well as some pretty lace, DK and wosted weight stash that I don’t have a specific project in mind for or that was just too pretty not to display (the rest are taking up 4 big baskets/plastic bins, and no, I’m not kidding):
Yes, I do believe I have a yarn problem. The first step is to admit it right?
The two pictures above are all non-stash sock yarn. At the bottom right corner of the second picture are my leftover sock yarn balls that I think I’m going to display in an Apothecary jar in my living room just as soon as I buy said jar. 😉
The picture above is the lace, DK and worsted weight stash. So really it only occupies two shelves… not too bad, no? Though I’m not showing you the uppermost shelf (there’s an extension unit with two doors above the ones I showed you in the picture) or the bottom-most shelf – which is just miscellaneous and not nearly as pretty. But really, who could help but fall in love with the pretty colors? huh? Not me! Oh and just one more picture:
Oh yeah, a knitting sticker inside! This was given to me by the ever-talented Lindsey of Apocaknits who will most likely give you one if you ask for it! I think the flaming yarn goes quite well with my sock non-stash, don’t you? Thanks Lindsey!!!
And even with unpacking and having a hell of a time doing it, I was able to get some knitting in (mostly within the last week or so). I finished my pair of Oolong socks which I am just in LOVE with! The pictures are just okay but you can still see how wonderful they turned out. Well, at least I think they turned out wonderful!
Pattern – Oolong Socks by Mona Schmidt (rav link | twist collective)
Yarn – Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Iceburg (rav link | store I used)
Needle – US1.5 (2.5mm)
Cast on – June 1, 2009
Cast off – June 26, 2009
The thing I like most about these socks is the cool ribbing on the foot! It makes the sock SO comfortable to wear and fits lots of sizes due to the stretch (making it a good gift!). Plus, it just looks awesome!
I have more knitting to show you, but I’ll leave that to the next post, I think! Just wanted to leave you guys with some pictures from our 4th of July BBQ (which was awesome!) and of the NYC fireworks which we could see from our PRIVATE (that’s right, private) roof deck. We were probably about 10 miles away from where they were setting them off – they are just that big! We had a great time and I hope your 4th of July (if you celebrate it or not) was wonderful! 😀
Oh and just wanted to add that the dogs are loving the new place! We got a new couch and it’s their favorite place to chill, as you can see:
I honestly don’t know how I can resist a face like that. 😉