1 January 2008

A New Year...

A new year, and a new beginning! I'm not one for making New Year's resolutions, but instead I plan on making a few changes.
First: Getting organized! Mr. D was a great help with this one. I saw this in Knitter's Winter 2007, and thought, "I need this". Cost: about $130 (Home Depot)....labour: free!My old system for storing my yarn was a good one at the time, but I couldn't see what I actually had. This is my new "Wall of Wool"!
I found yarn I forgot I had, and the saddest part is, I remember exactly which projects I had planned on knitting. I have yarn for felting, for sweaters and I see a few baby items. (new one due in June)

Second: I need more socks! I think I can knit a few pair from this.
And last but not least: I will be trying very hard to knit from my stash in 2008! I will be making a button soon just to remind me. (as soon as I can figure out Photoshop)

So now that's all out in the open, on to the first finished project of 2008!

Pattern: The Tulip Baby Cardigan knit for the Needle Emporium (kits available)
Yarn: Dream in Color, Classy
Needles: 4.5mm, 3.75mm straights and dpns
I love, love, love this pattern, and the yarn is wonderful to knit with.
I started it on Saturday and finished on Tuesday! 4 days...time well spent!

I present to you Baillie Bear (I still have him Julie) wearing The Tulip Baby Cardigan! He's the perfect model. Never complains and does exactly what I ask of him! And he's so darn cute. Julie gave him to me as a kit for my birthday some years back, and he is the only bear I have ever sewn. I love him to pieces, and I think he deserves a few more sweaters.

6 comments:

Angelika said...

I can see you are very serious about organisation when it comes to the stash.

Samantha said...

Very nice and organized! I will eventually have yarnization like that.

Been to Lowe's yet? So much better than the Depot. At least that's the case for the Lowe's in Brantford vs. all the Home Depots in Southern Ontario.

I love that little cardi. Very cute. I'm hoping to make a boy one for Ethan. :)

Kristin said...

it's like you have a yarn store in your house.
I could use a system like that in my laundry room.

sue said...

Oh it is like having your own yarn store. You must feel very motivated now seeing all the "new" old yarns you had forgotten about. I absolutely love the Tulip sweater, adorable, and the bear is just gorgeous. I always admire people who can create bears.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I need to get organized also. But I also need a whole room with a wall for the unit.

Well being on Ravelry helps me to remember what I have in my stash anyways. And sometimes what I bought the yarn to make. Now to start knitting from it and stop my impulse buying. :)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I'm so going to Home Depot!
Bailey looks great!
I hate that song btw.. you and Dave are going to make me barf.... :)