Monday, March 09, 2009

Creative Uses for Yarn

I mentioned in my last entry that I was making a more permanent trip up to Seattle. Well, I managed to find an apartment more easily than I had imagined.

Luckily the whole moving process went very quickly and smoothly, and I'm writing now from my new apartment which, despite being covered in boxes, is very nice.

Friday night I took the train down to Salem. Saturday morning my lovely Salem knitting friend Lacey and I picked up and loaded the truck:

truck

Guess how much of that is yarn...

a lot. And the spinning wheel is safely up in the left corner, roped in behind a couch cushion (you can't see it in the picture).

We drove up to Seattle in some questionable weather - it changed from overcast skies to pouring rain to sun to hail to snow... And then while we were unloading the truck, thundersnow. It was a crazy day.

Moving is always stressful, and especially when it happens in a matter of hours. Most of the stuff was still packed and in limbo from my move from the east coast, but the few things that had been unpacked were quickly thrown into boxes. Of course, then you arrive at the new location and realize that you don't have everything you need handy.

I amazingly managed to find my shower curtain, but didn't have any rings to hang it with. Yarn to the rescue!

shower

Don't worry, it's just Wool Ease. I figured a high acrylic content would be good for this application. ;) This was an unexpected benefit of being a knitter. I may not have been able to find much the first night after moving, but I could certainly find some yarn!

On the other hand, I still haven't managed to find my swift.

I'm excited to finally fulfill my dream of getting an Expedit (in black) to fill with yarn and use as a room divider.

And the kitties are settling in pretty well.

javasleep

Listening to: Don't Change ~ AFI

4 Comments:

Blogger chemgrrl said...

Hee, nice Evolution One box there. :)

Good luck in your new place! I am jealous of the Ikea-bility of your apartment.

5:46 AM  
Anonymous Jeanne said...

Great fix for the shower curtain...good luck in your new home!

4:12 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

Very exciting! Great McGuyver on the shower curtain!

1:03 PM  
Blogger arianna said...

Glad the move went well! Nice work with the shower curtain. :)

I have an Expedit that I use half for book storage & half for yarn storage (I have a white one with 4 red drawers) and I LOVE IT. It is so the perfect thing. It'll work well for you as a room divider, too!

8:12 AM  

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Sock Yarn

    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Alpafina
    Artsygal*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
    Claudia's Handpaints
    Conjoined Creations Flat Feet
    Crystal Palace Maizy
    CTH Supersock
    Dicentra Designs
    Dorchester Farms
    Fabel
    Fearless Fibers
    Fixation*
    Gloss (KP)
    handspun
    Inspinknity*
    Interlacements Beibi Seda
    Interlacements Tiny Toes
    Interlacements Toasty Toes
    Jarbo Raggi
    JKnits*
    Jojoland Melody
    Koigu*
    Kona Superwash
    KP Essential
    KP Merino
    KP Palette
    Limbo
    Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock*
    Macek Designs
    Madelinetosh
    Magic Stripes
    Mega Boots Stretch
    Microspun
    Nature's Palette
    Noro Kureyon Sock
    Opal
    Panda Cotton
    Paton's Kroy*
    Peru DK
    Peruvian Quechua
    Regia Bamboo*
    Regia Cotton
    Regia Strato*
    Ruby Sapphire
    Sockotta
    Socks That Rock*
    Star (Classic Elite)
    Stitch Jones
    Sunshine Yarns*
    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    TOFUtsies
    Trekking*
    Wick
    Wildfoote*
    Wollmeise*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

    Perchance to Knit
    Regia
    Vesper
    Yarns in the stash:

    All Things Heather
    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
    Briar Rose Fibers
    Brooklyn Handspun
    Cavyshops Handpaint
    C*eye*ber Fiber
    Cervinia Calzetteria
    CTH Superglitz
    Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks
    Chewy Spaghetti
    Classic Elite Alpaca Sox
    Colinette Cadenza
    Colinette Jitterbug
    Country Classic Yarn for Sox
    Crash Into Ewe
    Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop
    Curious Yarns
    Done Roving
    Dream in Color
    Duet (A Swell Yarn Shop)
    Dye Dreams
    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    Fortissima
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Fyberspates
    geeyouknit!
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
    Knit Purl Natural Collection
    Kona Superwash
    KP Dancing
    KP Essential Tweed
    Lime & Violet
    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    Luxe
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
    Meilenweit Cotton
    Meilenweit Trend
    Mind's Eye Merino/Tencel
    Mirasol Hacho
    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
    Over the Rainbow Twinkletoes
    Peterle
    Pigeon Roof Studios
    Pine Woods
    Posh Yarn Lucia
    Prism Saki
    Pucker Brush Farm
    Regia Surf
    Reynolds Swizzle
    Reynolds Soft Sea Wool
    Rio De La Plata
    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
    Shelridge Farm
    ShibuiKnits
    Sockenwolle Unipo
    Spirit Trail Fiberworks
    Spunky Eclectic
    Steinbach Wolle Sockenwolle
    Sundara Yarn
    Sweetgeorgia
    Tess Designer Yarns
    Twisted
    The Unique Sheep
    Universal Ditto
    Valley Yarns Franklin
    vanCalcar Acres
    White Oak Studio tvyarn
    Wisdom Yarns Marathon
    Wool in the Woods
    The Woolen Rabbit
    Yarn Botanika Radiance
    Yarntini
    Ysolda Yarn
    Zen Yarn Garden


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