This is my main yarn closet. Many of you have seen this before. Neal surprised me one year while Dennis and I were gone on vacation and put these wonderful shelves in our office closet for me. On the left side of the closet where you can't see, is about a 3 foot of hanging space that he left for me. I have all of my seasonal wreaths and decorations for the kitchen island hanging on it with a little plastic set of drawers holding my cross stitch supplies, buttons and some fabric underneath.
On top of these shelves you see are two bins with odds and ends of yarn in them. Then it's categorized, (believe it or not), by type of yarn. Baby, worsted, chunky, sock, cotton, etc. Two shelves on the right hold my stock of cards. Below that are finished objects yet to be delivered to the recipients. There are baby hats, blankets and sweaters on the two shelves. It looks like a mess, but I know where everything is! I think I need a bigger closet because I've begun stashing other places in the house too!
I have absolutely no idea about this underline thing. It did it a week or so ago too. The only buttons at the top of the screen are for italics and bold. No underline, so I don't know how to turn it off OR how it got turned on! Blogger strikes again.
These are the ends of balls of cotton that I have in a bin on the floor of the closet.
An older lady at church just gave me this bag of Red Heart yarn last week. I'm not sure what to do with it as I'm allergic to Red Heart. It is a lovely tweed and would make a nice lapghan for a male. I may just try to use it and deal with the allergy symptoms.
Next to that is a bag with the leftover yarn from the blankets I made for the Veterans last week. They don't fit in my closet. :-(
In the living room is a basket with the ends of the balls from the mittens. Now these I do use. There is about enough for one mitten in each ball. When I have two of the same color, I take them out of this basket and make another pair. By the way, I counted last night and I have 53 pairs made for next fall. I thought it was more but I was WRONG! Only about 45 or so more pair to go by fall.
Here in the living room under the television I have drawers full of just mitten yarn. I keep this separate from my own personal stash because a few of you have helped buy this specifically for the mittens and I don't want to use it for anything else.
One more drawer on top! All six of these drawers were crammed full at one time but it's slowly getting made into mittens!
Now on to the basement coat closet. Hidden way in the back is my bin of dishcloth Cotton. In the plastic bag is my very favorite cotton of all. Knit Picks "Dishie." Hobby Lobby's "I Love This Cotton" is a close second on my list of favorites.
A few odds and ends on a bookshelf in the family room. I'm telling you, there is yarn everywhere in this house. But I do use it up.
There. I have confessed. My yarn isn't neatly stored away. It oozes out of every nook and cranny. It makes me happy. :-)
I made another farmhouse shawl this weekend. I always like to have one on hand for a gift when I feel someone is in need of a hug. This one still needs blocked and I don't know what that strange bump is in the middle of the bottom. Hopefully it will block out. I always add few more rows of the edging than the pattern calls for because I think the shell pattern is so pretty.
I also started a pair of socks last night for Alex. He wears my hand knitted socks all of the time so I wanted to be able to send a couple of pair home with him after his visit.
We have amazingly blue skies today. Yesterday was cold and it even snowed, but didn't stick around. This weekend is supposed to be 68 degrees so guess who's going camping Friday? Me! We went out to the lake Saturday and Dennis put in my new kitchen faucet with a sprayer. Gosh, I feel like a very posh camper now. The water is hooked up so we can shower and use the bathroom. I made the bed and took some food out. Tomorrow, Chloe and I plan to go out and spend the day. I'll turn the refrigerator on and we'll be set for the summer! Yippee!
After a talk with the pharmacist on Sunday, it seems virtually all of the strange things I've been experiencing are side affects of the two new medicines I have. It may be that I'll just have to learn to live with them. And maybe they'll get better after awhile as my body adjusts. I so appreciate the love and prayers you have all been sending to me.
Have any of you watched any knitting podcasts? I think I'm becoming addicted to them. There is one Mother/Daughter podcast that I especially enjoy very much. "LegacyKnitz". Oh my goodness. I was laying in bed last night watching it on my iPad with headphones in so it wouldn't wake up Dennis. I think it was episode 5 that I was watching. I was laughing so hard the bed was shaking, (I really WAS trying to be quiet), I woke Dennis up with my hysterical laughing. Oh my goodness they are funny. I would love to have the talent to do something like this with Mandy, but I'm not funny at all. They finish each other's sentences and use the same expressions. Love it. And the yarn. Oh my goodness, the yarn. They are definite enablers.
You should go check them out. Apparently there is a whole world of crocheting and knitting podcasts that I never knew existed. I have a whole list to watch. Much better than TV in my opinion.
And now I need to get my ironing done so I can knit socks! Have a lovely Tuesday my friends.
"I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope." Psalm 130:5