Last weekend, we finally got around to fixing the bookcase issue in our house. We had a bookcase full of books in the office – and it was overflowing – books were piled on top in huge piles, the back of it had come apart and books were falling out in the back….terrible. So we bought new bookcases, fixed the ones we had and now we have a bookcase in the office that isn’t life threatening. Always feels good when things look nice, doesn’t it? The best part was that I got a new bookcase all to myself…for my knitting book library.
I know – look at those empty shelves! I’ll have to start collecting books again….I will say that it was so nice to have all of them in one place, and I was sort of surprised when I was going through them – I had forgotten a lot of them, and spent some time going looking at all the things I want to make. I also found duplicates. Sigh. The whole bottom shelf is magazines – IK on the right, everything else on the left. Someday I will go through and pull out just the patterns I want to make, but for now, I keep them all. At the top are two bins of leftover yarn from socks and shawls. Not sure why I keep them, but you never know! (Actually, I’m using two of the balls to make booties for a friend’s baby). Anyway, I’m really happy with my bookcase, and I just love looking at it.
So…24 hours from now, I will be on vacation for a week. I can’t tell you how slow this week has been going, but I’m finally just about there. And I’m working from home tomorrow, so it is a great way to ease into vacation. We aren’t going anywhere, but are trying to plan some fun things to do. Of course knitting will be part of it, and spinning…
As you know, I have a knitting related tattoo – and I’ve been thinking that maybe I should get another one. How cute is this one? But I already have a sheep (what about this one?)…but then again, I think that TWO knitting tattoos might mean an unhealthy obsession (not that I’m obsessed with knitting or anything, right?) At least this time, I’m going to take my time and really think about it (I really want to get a foot tattoo but all the warnings are sort of scaring me).
I’ve finished the first two charts on Swallowtail, and now I’m at the charts with nupps – I’ll start those tomorrow. I love how it looks in the silk and think it is going to be amazing.
OK, off to knit – have a great Thursday (and have a great Fourth of July if you are in the US!)