Monday, September 27, 2010

Getting around to getting it done

While I haven't completed anymore projects since yesterday afternoon, I have been working on a WIP. It's the poncho I started late last winter out of the Rowan cotton/alpaca blend. I don't know why I haven't finished it because it's 60 % complete and a no-brainer to knit. The whole thing is stockinette with one cabled row every 12 rows. How hard is that? My goal is to get it done so I can wear it while it's still autumn.

I picked that project back up instead of casting on for the hat I wanted to make to match that baby sweater because I couldn't find my double points. All bazillion sets of them have gone missing. A cursory search of the house came up empty. Over the years, I've stored them in a beautiful vase next to my chair. Of course, all of their packaging was lost, and the print rubbed bare from use, so finding matching sets in a sea of loose needles was a pain. I bought a beautiful DPN holder from Jane (Miss 376) to solve that problem. I love it because there I kept my beloved clover and bamboo DPNs all in one handy spot. Now it (the case) and all of my needles are missing in action. Therein lies the problem of storing them all in one spot, but that's not Jane's fault; it's mine.

Oh, I know where they are alright. I just can't find them amid the clutter in the room that was to be my knitting haven. It's a room I've done nothing with, or to, since we moved in last March, except fill it with junk.

All of that is about to change. I'm going to have my hubby demonstrate his love for me by painting that room this week. I think a nice grey-blue for a calming and blood pressure lowering space will be a good start. A warm area rug will make it rather homey. It's cold up there this morning so I know I need a rug. I wish I could find the round rug I saw in a catalog last spring because it had a farm scene with grazing farm animals all over the rug. I'm kicking myself for not buying it, or at the very least, not putting that catalog aside. To address the biggest issue in that room, later this week I'll be heading over to IKEA to find the shelving system I think I want in there. Proper organization and storage is a huge problem and this should get me on my way.

I'm going to get around to getting this room done before the snow flies, and I'm really hopeful my DPNs show up during the process of organizing this space. I hate the idea of replacing them.

8 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

at first i thought maybe little leo had his hand (paw) in the case of the missing needles!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxox

Stephanie V said...

That room sounds so calming and it's not even painted yet. Good luck with choosing a rug - and finding those missing DPNs.

Brenda said...

Oh that sounds like a great place to hang out during the winter months. A cozy knitting room. Start making your Christmas wish list for it...TV,shelves, basket bins, ott lights. Lucky you for having an IKEA store nearby. I keep hearing about them, but have never been to one.

Miss 376 said...

It will be lovely to get your room sorted and everything to hand. I was walking round in circles looking for two pairs of my needles today

Lisa L said...

careful of the gray paint rudee...i had two bedrooms done in what i thought was a beautiful peaceful gray....now they just make me feel abit depressed!

Gail said...

I was going to ask Leo, but it must be in your room. Have fun creating your space.

Rose said...

It must be going around: Yarn Harlot is doing the EXACT same thing at the EXACT same time!!

Michaela said...

Hi there you! Good luck finding your DPNs. I cant believe it's heading for winter again in Detroit. We have tulips out, here. BTW I love the new title pic - where is that? xxxooo Hugs, Michaela