Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My Space and a New Hex

A lot of you have shown pictures 
of the space you claim to be your spot where you sit and 
crochet, knit or just do your thing.
I am sharing with you my spot in my living room,
the chair I sit in where I do my reading, hooking and needling 
(and dreaming, literally).

Now I need to let you know that it looks pretty tame right now 
because that footstool is usually stacked with 2 piles of pattern books, mail and what not. You will never see me with my feet propped up for the simple fact that the stool has become a table of sorts. Alas, the end table looks like it is packed and ready to take a trip. To watch tv I have to constantly turn my head to the right, no, I do not suffer from some sort of whiplash, lol, at least not yet. The chair does not recline nor does it do anything fancy. 
I like it that way.
No, I did not make the yo-yo flag it was purchased from Ebay. Could I have made it, sure I could, but I didn't want to wait 10 years down the road for me to "get to it".

I keep all of my yarn in two large plastic totes.
One has all Vanna Yarn, the other just a variety of brands and various colors. Right now the Vanna Yarn is stored away in my sewing room.

I love this basket for my yarn. 
It is just the right size for keeping my smaller projects in. For now I have yarn balls and Zip-loc bags stored in it. I love Zip-loc bags too, guess that is obvious. They are so handy for small projects that you can throw in your purse when you are on the go.

I swore I was not going to do anything new until I put a good dent into my UFO pile, but months ago I found this Hex motif on Bunny Mummy's blog which you can find here. Jacquie has posted a lovely tutorial complete with pics. She found the pattern on Coats & Clark website and they allowed her to post it to her site. She has tweaked the last 2 rows of the motif pattern and explains this in her instructions. There is a Part 2 for the Hex found on her sidebar. She did a wonderful job. Check her out when you find some time. So, I saw the hex and anyone who follows Forget-Me-Not knows how well I love the scrappy stuff. I rest my case because I had to have some sort of project to take along with me to Cleveland. There are only so many magazines you can look at in a waiting room, and to take a book to read, forget it. I hate anything that interferes with my comprehension and I hate reading the same line 4 times, if you know what I mean. 

My mother gave me a ton of whole and partial skeins of yarn that she no longer wants. She also gave me all of her knitting needles and crochet hooks. She claims her knitting and crocheting days are over. How sad, because this woman never used a pattern for any of her garments. She use to knit for me when I was a baby and all the rest of the kids when we needed hats, mittens and scarves.
I still have some of the things she knitted for me. I will get them out and take a photo and show you how well she knitted.
Next time I will update everyone on what is happening with hubby and Cleveland. We have the baby shower this Saturday and I am keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well with that. Gonna take my camera and get some more pics and 
tomorrow is my 61st birthday. 
How did I get to be so old, and where on earth did all the years go?
I feel like my life is on speed dial, 
and who hit the "fast forward"? I won't even waste one minute of it feeling depressed or stressed. At least I have my whits about me and no one has declared me certifiable as yet.
For that I am grateful and yes, blessed.


  1. It is so sad when our parents give up doing the things they love. My Mom stopped reading, it was what she did all day. Now she sits and dozes off, doesn't even care to watch TV. Hoe lovely your Mom could pass on all of her things to you.

    Happy Birthday tomorrow. I think birthdays are a blessing and I don't mind getting older, think of the alternative.

    Have a great day.

  2. I love your crocheting spot - looks very comfy. :)

  3. You've a cozy chair, a big house and space to do your crocheting, I envy. The yarns are colorful. Doing that is yummy.
    Happy Birthday, never too old. Always young at heart and energetic. All are blessing days.

  4. I love seeing your space. Mine to always has a bin or basket of yarn at my feet. Glad to hear you made the switch to Google Chrome. It may take a while to figure out, but once you do you will love. Only 9 out here today and I have to go to the grocery and H.L. for some ILTY needs. Boo-Hoo.


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