This morning's sock status report: The fixation footies came with me to Chicago and are a little bit bigger. I picked up the gusset stitches this morning because the train didn't have the lighting I needed with my eyes and this part-black yarn. I picked up those stitches even before my morning caffeine. Crazy. I know the footies are not SOS08 material but I just wanted to finish them. I am l looking forward to returning to the Magic FG socks that DO qualify for SOS. I'll be using Cookie's Short-Row tutorial for the Magic FG sock heels. Thanks, Cookie.
Today is the first day of vacation for me and the DH. We had planned to stay around home even before the recent basement-changing events and that's what we are doing, outside of visiting with family in Wisconsin. I'm looking forward to doing some finishing up and re-organizing. We've just been so busy lately that things have been overlooked, put-off, and piled up. Especially with *stuff* formerly located in the basement, now located scattered around the first floor. Now there this time to get everything in reasonable order and it will make me feel good. I just need a little time to get a list together of what all needs to be done. (Too busy and distracted lately, for sure, to not have a list!) Here are a few of the fun things:
- Knit socks
- Weave!! I've had the rigid heddle loom set-up (not warped, Stacey,) for the longest time and now I can get the first project going.
- Try to get a few buttons on the blog and generally spruce it up.
- and if time presents itself, sew and dye some yarn.
- Oh, YEAH, and have a contest! I am probably going to pass the 300 posts mark during this vacation. To celebrate that and solicit some ideas from everyone, here's my plan:
I have an opportunity to redo the area that I call my studio because of the recent basement event (ahem). I would like you to comment with ideas for me to consider for the new and improved space. I would like to read about how you organize your stash or craft area. Comment with ideas you've found that you think are cool or interesting for organizing or decorating the place that you have designated for knitting, weaving, needlecrafts, and/or other creative endeavors. Book and website references are very welcome, too. Even if you don't have an idea, comment to be included in the contest. Comment on this post or any more recent posts with an idea for me until Sunday, July 6th at midnight. You can submit any number of ideas or just plain comments for the contest, each a separate comment. I'll count up to three entries per person. One prize per person. I'll choose three winners randomly from the comments. Thanks in advance for all your ideas. I'm looking forward to reading them.
ETA: You don't need an idea to comment for the contest!