A Quick Update

5 November, 2006 at 7:40 pm (CARSEARCH!, knitting, Lacevember, personal, yarn)

Today concludes the Great Car Search Weekend. What fun! *sarcasm!* I have looked at SO. MANY. CARS. I spent most of Thursday, all of Friday, a better part of Saturday and this afternoon, but I have a car.

This is my old car, ‘Mo-car the Escort:

He was wonderful, and I’ll miss him.

Here is my adorable new car, who hasn’t been named yet:

A bright red Chevy Metro 2 door hatchback. Yummy. So cute and tiny, and she runs great (AND she fit my budget!) And the fuel economy? Yay!

She makes ‘Mo-car look huge.

(I guess I should explain some more: earlier this week, ‘Mo-car started rattling terribly, shaking and rocking. The brakes suddenly don’t work so well – I have to floor them, or I will hit things. My dad (a mechanic) says the repairs would cost somewhere in the $800 range. I love ‘Mo-car to death, he’s been good to me, and we’ve had some great times. I wrecked him when I was sixteen, and [after some somewhat pricey repairs] he still stayed with me. But just in the last six months, I’ve put over a thousand bucks into repairing him. It’s time to move on. 😦 I love you, ‘Mo-car, and I thank you for all the happy times.)

(Can you tell I get attached to my cars? I spend so much time in my car, it becomes a mini-home. Yes, I name them. Yes, I’m a loser. 🙂 )

In between car shopping, I have done some extensive yarn organization.

What’s that? *double-take* YARN ORGANIZATION???

Yep. Now, I don’t have many “before” pictures. It was a travesty, and certainly not photographable.

This was the main basket. It’s a GIGANTIC laundry basket, stuffed full and over flowing. The HL sack in front were full of an afghan in progress, and the cardboard box next to it was full of miscellaneous bits and pieces.

These baskets (partially hidden in the tiny, overstuffed closet) were full of yarn, with a few bits of fabric.

So, I’ve hung some shelves! Yay!

This is where the laundry basket used to sit. Better, eh? That top shelf is full of Classic Wool and some little bits. The second is a few random bits, and the bottom is tools, cottons, some hemp, etc. Those bags next to it hold WIPs.

This is above that. The bottom shelf is all sock yarn, the second is lace and some random chenilles and stuff. The top two are acrylics and novelty yarns.

And this, this is my favourite:

It’s just good stuff. We had to work to mount those cubes, as they’re meant to stand on the floor, but it’s full of worsted weights, mostly naturals, and mostly with plans. The rods holding it up will hold a clothes rod, for blocking purposes. The shevles below are just multi-purpose. Lots of knitting things, along with all the candles, incense, etc. I love organization. 😀

So, what with the car shopping and shelf hanging, this is the first time I’ve gotten to mention Lacevember! I’m making Marnie’s Scarf with KP Shadow. I haven’t gotten far, but here it is:

And that’s all for now. Keep cool, folks!

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15 October, 2006 at 5:22 pm (electronica, yarn)

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Blog: Take 2

9 October, 2006 at 12:07 pm (knitting, RAK, spinning, swaps, yarn)

I think I hate blogger. It discourages me from blogging. So, we’re giving wordpress a try. So far, I like it.

Where have I been? Well, not far, mostly here, actually. Classes are going okay, although I think the novelty of college has finally worn off. I’ve been searching for a new job (because if I don’t move out of my parent’s house, I may hurt somebody), but have been unsucessful thus far. My current job is running me ragged – in the past few months I’ve gone from being a clerk to being everybody’s understudy, and taking over tasks as co-workers quit or cut back on their work loads. The parents’ store isn’t going so well. They remain optimistic, but after four months or so, they’re having to borrow money from me and sell things just to keep the doors open (I believe the average day’s sales amount to something like $10…).

Now, onto the knitting content.

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