Sunday, November 24, 2013

Just What I've Been Wanting!

I bought yarn for the Christmas ornaments. Hubby is hiding presents in the shop, which means I'm not allowed out there until he moves them...and the sewing room is above the shop.  It's a situation that can't last long, since the chest freezer is also out there, but I got tired of waiting. And I wasn't going to try explaining why I can't use the sock yarn that's in the house for Christmas tree ornaments, because it's the wrong color and weight and if I use it for ornaments there might not be enough left for socks. 

And check out my new knitting box! For a while now, since someone broke the ugly shoe box I was keeping my shawls in, I've been wanting a decorative cardboard suitcase like the ones Teenage Daughter uses to store her nail polish in. The ones I found were okay, but didn't make my heart skip a beat. I knew I wanted one, but I didn't want the ones I was seeing in the stores and I was getting just impatient enough to think about buying one anyway and recovering it with scrapbooking paper or fabric I did like.  

This one makes me happy. I love the chalkboard art look, and and the lettering, and all of the inspirational little quotes. It's a good size to keep a larger project in and the top fastens with Velcro (I don't love Velcro near my yarn, but as long as the yarn isn't spilling over the sides of the box, it should be okay.

Sometimes, it's a good idea to wait until you find exactly what you want. And sometimes it's best to just buy the cheap yarn at Walmart!

Weekly Stash Report

Fabric Used this Week: 2 3/4 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 69 3/4 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 251 1/2 yards
Net Added for 2013: 181 3/4 yards

Yarn Used this Week: 40 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 2990 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 2206 yards (8 skeins)
Yarn Added Year to Date: 9486 yards (about 47 skeins)
Net Added for 2013: 6496 yards

I'm linking up to Patchwork Times and Finding Fifth.


Anonymous said...

love the box! Great choice!

Kate said...

Fun box! Enjoy making your ornaments.

Beth in MN said...

Love the box! I have also learned to wait for exactly what I want. Hugs,

Dar said...

Cute box. I've never seen one that the lid closes wit velcro.

kwiltnkats said...

What a cute box. Makes me happy too!

Donna said...

Love the box. I have one in my sewing room with a big happy penguin on it. Always makes me smile.



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