Monday, March 14, 2016

Numbers on a Monday


Hola, wayward comrades! I had a crazy busy weekend, so we're going to number it up:

1. I got a new mattress, and holy crap is it comfy! It is, however, twice as thick as my old mattress (to fit all the comfort) and it's a bit high to climb onto. We're going to try and lower my bed an inch, but I also think I may like a step or stool to give me a boost too.

2. I finished my Cherry Pie Skirt! And I'm super happy with it and it looks great...but (there's a but) I don't know if I love the hem on the bottom. In the mirror, when I wear the skirt, the hem looks like it drapes oddly, and I don't think I love it. I haven't taken pictures yet, and sometimes things can look different in pictures than in the mirror, so I'm going to take some before I make any decisions about changing it.

3. I finished the back of my Beach House! I had a bit of an episode on Saturday when I realized I was incorporating stitches into the garter stitch section half as frequently as the pattern calls for (come on, Kat, by now you should know better. Read the pattern!) so I tore it out and re-knit. Womp-womp. But it looks so much better now, and I'm ready to tackle the fronts!

4. If you're following me on Instagram, you saw that I got some new plastic tubs for my stash. I'd had one of the tubs for a while, and I finally got around to getting three more. One more should do the trick, but I need to wait for Walmart to restock (the pitfalls of living in a small town in the middle of nowhere). Most of my sweater quantities are in a small dresser that I have for yarn, and I have some more stuff on a bookshelf, but it's nice to get the bulk of the stash in the protection of these bins. For the curious, the bins are organized by sock yarn, fingering-not for socks, lace weight, and sport-dk-worsted.

How was everyone else's weekend?

Linking up with KCCO

4 comments:

  1. tis the time of year for all that organization!!! good for you!!!!!! (know the feeling WELL about small town in the middle of nowhere!!!)

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  2. All over good things then, eh? Other than the extra hop needed to get into the bed. :) Does sound like a busy weekend though. I bought these loooong shallow clear bins for my yarn last fall. They work fantastic - I can see what's in there easily without having to dig, since all of the yarn is visible, and I can stack them 4 high under my cutting table! Everything else fits in a plastic set of drawers, and usually just includes things I'm working on, yarn I keep squishing too much to put in the bins, and dishcloth cotton. :)

    Now I just need to organize everything else in my sewing room - that place is a disaster (but no stray yarn to HUZZAH)!

    Can't wait to see your skirt!!

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  3. Isn't it amazing what a new mattress can do for your overall well being??? I was shocked when we upgraded to a new mattress. lovely knitting :)

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  4. so smart to corral your yarn by weight, I feel like mine is all just crammed into the same spot, and is a hodge-podge mess. Congrats on the new mattress! Especially finding one that works- we bought a new one a couple years ago, and my husband decided after 6 months he doesn't really like it, but it was so bloody expensive I told him he'll have to live with it fr at least a few more years. We put a foam topper on it, that helps.

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