Tuesday, February 20, 2007

For the love of Ikea

I've been adding to my stash recently, with some new (but on sale) purchases:

Debbie Bliss Merino DK in lavendar, Filatura 501 in Papaya and Karabella Aurora 8 in Pink. I love pink, and when I saw this stuff on sale (like $5 a ball!) I had to buy it.

And, I started playing with it already:

Sorry for the darkness, but I'm not running upstairs where the lighting is better - I'm watching American Idol, people. But, I have to say - these men aren't too impressive.

Anyway, back to knitting . . . I think I want to make something along the lines of the cabled cardigan in Stefanie Japel's Fitted Knits, which I got over the weekend. What a great book. I love it for the recipes she provides for top-down garments in different shapes and textures. So, that's something I'd like to start. But, I gotta knock out some of these WIPs first.

So . . . Ikea. Gotta love it. We went there on Friday to buy a corner TV stand for the GIANT television my husband bought (like 50" or something totally ridiculous). With my stash growing and organization/storage becoming more challenging in my house, I found this perfect little bookcase with some boxes for my yarn and knitting books. I think it's totally cute and totally practical. I even got a compliment from the hubby, who said, "Your knitting thing looks really nice. I like it." But, he also said, looking at the pile of yarn before it was organized into these boxes, "I think you're getting a little obsessive about the knitting." They just don't understand, do they?


  1. I love vertical storage of all kinds, and the one you have in particular. I've been looking for two narrow, tall bookcases for the exact same thing - yarn storage. Just haven't quite worked myself up to spending the money yet.

    Nice stash enhancement, too...I feel like it's been years since I bought yarn, and my moratorium only started two months ago.

  2. I love Fitted Knits! I ordered it online and am waiting for it to come in. I half wish I'd just bought it at the store when I saw it. I love the stash organizer as well. My husband looked into my teeny basket of stash yarn and was apalled so I try to use other people's blogs as an opportunity to say "See! I don't have that much stash ... yet!"

  3. Anonymous8:11 PM

    Very, very nice stash enhancements. The colors are beautiful!

  4. I can't stop looking at your bookcase thinking 'oh, it's so organized and pretty and full of yarn. I want one.'

    Thank you for the inspiration to organize my yarn and paraphenalia!

  5. Nice stash additions! I need to check out Fitted Knits--perhaps a trip to the bookstore is in order!

  6. Good guy11:39 AM

    Your husband is right. You should give up knitting and take up husband worship. He's a good guy...a real catch.

  7. I really like the storage for the yarn. I must get something like that for mine. Husbands really don't understand. I have been told more than once that I am getting too obsessive about knitting. I keep it in check!

    Robin over at Yarn Crawl has started a KAL for the Fitted Knits here. The KAL starts on April 1st. So lots of time to finish up some WIPs first!

  8. Men! They don't understand a bit. Love the bookcase! IKEA is like a second home for me.


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