Well, I suppose my non-knitting friends will think I'm a nutcase (no comments from the peanut gallery!) when you hear about my excitement but I think my knitting friends will understand! I got my order today from www.knitpicks.com This is my first time ordering from them. I cannot say that I need more yarn as I have boxes of it. However, I did not have the right type of yarn for some gifts I am making for the fall and Christmas. Knitpicks has incredible prices and I ordered hoping that the quality would be good too. The Alpaca Cloud which is baby Alpaca is dreamy soft. Both DH and DS wanted to hold it to their face and feel it was so yummy! The prices are like clearance prices elsewhere $30 bought yarn for 2 pairs of socks and 4 lace scarves! One pair of socks is for me. But where else could you get five nice gifts for $30?! So, this was my one little stash addition. I can't wait to get the hanks into balls so I can start!
I have also been organizing and sorting through my stuff. I have a small area about 4x8 which needs to house my fabric (thank goodness for Banker's Boxes), my sewing table, my sewing supplies and two book cases which hold knitting books, quilting books, sewing books, gardening books and cooking books...and that overflowing I might add! It has really felt good to go through and weed out some things that I know I will never use. And so many things are available on the Internet for free now it's not even funny! I did buy some sheet protectors because I have a lot of loose patterns and printouts from online and some dividers and three new note books. You can see below what I did to my notebooks to personalize them. I really like how they turned out!
Sorting through all my old issues of magazines and looking at all the books has made my mind go in a bazillion different directions with the creative juices flowing. There just aren't enough hours in the day! I have to get my brain back to thinking about quilting though because my birthday present this year is a machine quilting class at my lqs with quilter and author Kathy Sandbach. I am really looking forward to this. I haven't worked on my quilting in months! It's a different type of creating than knitting and satisfies me in different ways.
Well, better get some sleep. I will try to keep more up to date on here!