Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New Yarn Office!

I had so much fun making this wall a reality. I used to keep my yarn in plastic totes stacked a mile high in this office. I was hard for me to find anything and when I wanted to get something out of a tote it just so happened to be on the bottom of the stack. So something had to give. I got the Cubes from Walmart a few months ago in the clearance aisle. They are Mainstays brand and they were $10 for a set of 4. I knew they were not holding heavy college books or taking a beating in my garage so I didn’t mind that they were flimsy and pop together. I had a plan and they fit perfectly! My husband also bought wood and made custom cubbies on the bottom to provide a stable bottom and storage for my shipping supplies! He painted them black to blend in. Him building those was the only way to make them go all the way to the ceiling, and I never turn down extra storage! This project required a lot of planning and time. These cubes are really flimsy but my wonderful husband anchored them to the walls and used zip ties for all the corners. If you are not ready to do that, then I would strongly recommend you use something else because it will fall over and most likely come apart while you are trying to stuff them with yarn. I have complete trust in my husband so I kept the futon under it and plan to sit there while I work. This is also our guest bedroom and this Christmas my brother and sister in law will be sleeping with this above their heads. This will be a dream come true for my sister in law as she was the one who taught me how to knit about 4 yrs ago.
Please check out my facebook page for a chance to win a set of my neon sponges! click here!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Not just for babies

Babies always get some of the best yarns! When I saw this yarn with the pink and orange all in one yarn I knew it was meant to be mine :) Make something great for yourself this weekend and don't feel bad about it! This blanket only took me about 6-7 hrs to complete.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Pumpkin and Ghost

I was sitting in the living room last weekend making owls and Cameron told me he thinks I should make a pumpkin. I always jump at the chance to make new things. I went and got some orange yarn and started! It took me about an hour and the pumpkin was done! It would have taken less time if I had a pattern but I think I have the best ideas when they just come to me off the top of my head. I gave it to Cam and said how about I make you a ghost too? He was all for it! YES!!! I get to make two new things! It took a little longer with the ghost but they are both done, complete with scary faces and all. I guess when you’re a 10 year old boy you like scary faces and not so much friendly smiles anymore :)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Chunky knit blanket

Get everything you need to create the Big Chunky Cable Knit Blanket!
Go here or here for the pattern.
Go here for the custom needles.

Look for the matching rug pattern coming soon!