Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Pretties!

I made myself a scarf with Pomp-a-doodle yarn.  The colour is called African Violet.  I used 2 balls to make it the length I wanted.

Some of the yarn I picked up on Boxing Day at Michaels. 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Boxing Day Shopping Made Easy

I am not a Boxing Day shopper; I am not a shopper at the best of times.  But, I received my flyers and went through them to see if there was anything worth my time and money.  And I did find one thing.

Michaels Flyer

As you may know, I recently learnt how to knit, and I have picked up my crochet needles again.  And while I have not gotten through much of my stash, a girl can never have too much yarn stash, can she?  (I think some of the threads on Ravelry are getting to me!).   

Michael’s was kind enough to have several different types of yarn on sales, and generously included a coupon that was good for 25% off everything you purchased, including those items that were already on sale!  This coupon cinched the deal for me, and I headed out at 11:30 this morning to go shopping.

I got some great deals; at least, I think they were, as much of the yarn I bought was 50% off, and then another 25% off.  I ultimately spent 100 bucks; although, I did buy a hook for 10 dollars, a photo box for 2 bucks and probably about 10 dollars worth of scrap booking materials.  The great thing is, I already have projects in mind for some of the yarn, and as a result, I had to buy 4 or 5 skeins of most yarns to make sure if I changed which yarn I was going to use, I would still have enough.  :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Different Storage Option

Well, i decided that the cedar chest just is not going to work for me.  But, in the meantime, I have received a dresser which I am now able to use to store my clothing in my bedroom, instead of in the spare room.  Therefore, the yarn can now live in the dresser and I can sort it in some sort of method.  Now, I have to decide on a good method to store it.   Now I can use the cedar cabinet for its proper purpose, to store quilts and blankets.  :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Not sure about this Yarn Storage Option

Dad called me today to say he had claimed the cedar chest from my grandma's home (it was sold), and he was bringing it to me after work.  I immediately imagined it as a place for my yarn to live-in instead of in various boxes. 

Cedar chest, the room isn't truly that yellow though
Once I got the chest in place, I went to put yarn in it and immediately decided this plan would not work.
It is just one large box, so the yarn would have to live on top of itself to get it all in there.  As a result, it would be impossible to sort it or to dig in and get the exact ball you want.  So I think the filing cabinet may still be the solution.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Was I Productive?

My to do list had 2 things on it today:

Order a fruit tray
Cook a Turkey

Both of these got finished.  The turkey was cooked, pulled apart, and put away. 

I managed a little bit more too
Crochet headband - learnt a new stitch too
Much reading on Ravelry

While it still doesn't sound that productive, I am proud of myself.  It was my first time cooking a turkey and I learnt a new crochet stitch.

I also started on some research for a new blog that I am looking at creating.  It will be utilized more than this one, but I am also going to try to post here more too.