Tuesday, March 07, 2006

So much to update...

I could eke this post out over the rest of the week, but screw that. Settle in kids, cus I got some pictures to show you. And remember, click on the pic to see it normal sized. You'll be glad you did. Here's the latest and greatest dishcloth from the Monthly Dishcloth KAL. I cheated because I knew I'd be without internet over the weekend and miss two days worth of pattern snippets, so I did some googling and found the pattern here. Isn't it cute? I made it out of your run of the mill lime green Sugar 'n Creme. I discovered that stuff is a lot softer when knit in stockinette. I really need to post progress pics of that damn Jaywalker. I'm nearly finished the first one, I swear! I just, it, well, it's not for me. Dammit. It was, then I discovered it was too tight, and I'm too stubborn, so it's for someone else, and I don't care about getting it done too soon. So there. Now, a preview for "Flash Your Stash 2006" coming up on April 1st. One of the first things I arranged was my stash. Duh. Doesn't everyone? That's the closet in my yarn room office. There are two more shelves that I've purchased and need to install. Because lo, that is not all. Nice huh? And I went out and bought a nice basket to put next to my living room couch. I put all my cotton in it for my dishcloths. Nice, simple project yarn, within reach at any time I'm found sitting on my ass watching TV. Gotta keep those hands busy! And you know what? That's still not all, I have two spacebags full of yarn stuffed under the futon to the left of that bookshelf. Oy. When I get the shelves installed, I'll put all that on them. Then will I ever have a stash to flash! Directly across from that bookshelf, we have my desk with the uber cool shelf I created above it. Somehow, even though that room is super small, I managed to not show the wall with the window and the futon. But they're there. Let's see, what else is not in complete disarray that I can show you? Ah. The bedroom, to the left is the closet and all the stuff I took out of the bathroom while I'm re-decorating, so you don't need to see that. But here's the bed: Yes, that is a Giant Spathyphylum (aka Giant Peace Lily) and yes, it blooms. It's a happy plant. It used to live in my living room, but as you will see, no room for it there. But boy, does it look good in my bedroom. The headboard is a set of folding louvered closet doors that I hinged together and spray painted. It is standing up behind the bed with a small gap so that it doesn't bang against the wall every time...a cat jumps up on the pillows. (Sicko, thought I was gonna talk about my love life huh? Well, it's non-existant at the moment) Here's the living room: It still needs work. The plant in front of the mirror above the mantel is going on the wall (it's one of those half-circle deals) and I have yet to put up decorative shelves and what not. But you get the idea. I have a lot of plants. See now why there was no room for the spath? Well, I do believe that's all for today. I have my internet getting installed tonight, then I'm off to another knitting club meeting! I went last night to my Stitch 'n Bitch (screw you SFSE) and had a great time. I missed the meetings. I was only absent for a week's worth, but still. I missed it. And tonight I'm actually having to miss the one at work so I can rush home for the internet install. Oh, and I'm missing the local guild meeting of the TKGA. Oh well, I still haven't made it to one of those. Dunno, I suppose because it's only once a month at best, I prefer the ones that meet more often. Hopefully I'll have some pictures of my painted bathroom to show you in about a week. I hope to get to it this weekend. Let's just say, the color scheme is inspired by my "It Felt Random" bag (minus the pink) and the Jaywalker sock. heh.

8 comments:

Areli said...

Nice Stash! I'm looking forward to your proper flashing of it.
Your new place is pretty cute, must be so much fun decorating a home of your very own!

Pyewacket said...

Oooo, can I come over? Love the living room! So plant-y. And the headboard is super cool, and I have a strong desire to rummage through your sock yarn. Hmmm, perhaps I'd better NOT come over. ;-)

Have fun painting the bathroom!

Zonda said...

Things are looking good! Nice stash there...I need a closet like that! Love your plants...I have no green thumb...Cool headboard, can't wait to see your colors...btw depending on the yarn, the JW have been known to come out too small...stay away from LL's from what I hear :)
hugs! Z

Rain said...

Your new place is looking great. Hope you've settled in ok.

Bezzie said...

Nice place!!!!

I hate unpacking, I'm OCD and have to get it all done in one day and don't sleep til I do. Man I can't wait!

Nice stash too, puts mine to shame!!!!

Sarah said...

Cute place! You've been busy! I like all the plants. I'm plant-happy. I so wish that I could leave yarn out in a nice basket by the couch. But alas, my kitties are not as well behaved as they should be, and much yarn-age would ensue!

String Bean said...

Nice stash! I'd love to rummage, but I'm still in Cut-Off Mode. I've reached the limits of about 20 knitters.
Your apartment looks great. I love all the plants, it does a lot for the room.

Aspiring Crazy Cat Lady said...

We have that same lamp! Isn't it excellent for knitting? I love that you can aim an arm toward your lap.

Your place is gorgeous. I love all the plants! I wish I could keep something other than cacti alive. My cats eat everything else though.

RE: Adamas. Sure I'll wait on you! Jewel is a great color. It was one of the ones I was considering, but I think instead I'm going to do it in vineyard. But yes, I'd love an Adamas partner!