I'm thinking of hitting up Big D and getting some cheap shelves for storing my yarn balls. I'd like being able to look at them, rather than stuffed away in some rubber-maid bin. It's prettier, and this way I can pretend I'm in my LYS, when I feel a yarn craving coming on. I won't be tempted to plurge! (this has not been proven to work... but we'll find out) Other than that, there's already a sofa, window, floor lamp, coffee table, book shelf.-- I'm set! Maybe some framed photos of sheep and llamas to mount on the wall, and voila! :-P
Last week we drove up to my parents' new house for a BBQ. Several months before they moved, my mom put a lot of stuff in storage. Including my knitting stuff! Finally, I was able to reclaim most of it...
OK, there was a time when I was really into knitting during college. Then I stopped for a while, and picked it up again. This bag is from the first bout of my knitting obsession, and I honestly forgot how BAD it was!
OK... just did. Here's what I managed to salvage: (Exhibit B)
Some of these I remember getting from Liberty in London... some a shop down in the East Village... and OMG... vintage sock yarn (2nd to last photo) from my great grandmother's stash! I nabbed it last time I went to Germany. Now I have even more a reason to start knitting socks. Other than that, we've got some nice Merino in there... I had sophisticated taste in yarns when I was a young'n ;-)
The rest is histoire!