My craft room is mostly set up and I love it! I got a desk from Ikea that fits in the corner. It's hard to see, but in the back corner of the desk I have my swift set up with the ball winder on the edge behind the chair. I am also able to keep my sewing machine out. It used to live on the top shelf of a closet which means I never used it. Maybe now that it's more accessible I will actually sew once in a while. 20130404-184047.jpg

Behind the desk is my bookshelf/yarn shelf. On top of this I have my drum carder, drop spindle and all of the knitting needles that I got from my grandma last time I visited.


The closet has the majority of my yarn. The black container to the left of the closet holds all of my spinning fiber.


It's great having so much room for all my crafting stuff. I could pretty much hang out in this room all the time. :)


Thanks so much for all the great feedback on Lilliput Yarn! I hear that some of it has even sold already. Pretty exciting! In other news, I recently found out that I'm going to be an aunt! My brother and his wife are expecting a baby this August and I'm super excited! I can't stop looking at knitting and crochet patterns for everything baby (much to the annoyance of my husband). Blankets, hats, sweaters, you name it. So, I'm sure there will be much baby knitting happening soon, especially once they find out if it's a girl or a boy. If anyone out there has any favorite baby patterns feel free to share them with me.

I have also started a baby cardigan for someone else we know who recently had a baby girl. The pattern is in threes: a baby cardigan by Kelly Hendrich. I am using Pico Accuardi Dyworks yarn in the "Burnt Candy" colorway on size 8 needles.



Last night I also got all my pictures framed that are going to go on the walls in my craft room. Along with the 4 shown below I have a huge picture of Paris that is black and white except for the Eiffel Tower which is lit up. I can't wait to finish getting my craft room set up and hang  my pictures.




Haven't Forgotten..

I thought I should post just so you don't think I have forgotten about my blog. Knitting is still happening around here, but extremely slowly. We have been unpacking boxes since we moved at the end of June but have only actually been in our apartment for barely a week if you add up the random days between trips. The good news is that the craft room is almost set up! Well, technically it's the craft room/office now. We moved from a 3-bedroom to a 2-bedroom so the craft room and office must be combined. Don't tell my husband but I have kind of taken over the room. We went to Costco the other day (yay! we now live in a place with a Costco!) and found an awesome yarn storage system which doubles as our TV stand. I spent today filling it up with yarn and realizing again that I have A LOT of yarn. (I'm so glad my husband encourages the fiber crafts even if the real reason is just to keep me out of his hair.)

Check it out:

Those boxes are bigger than you would think and most of them are full. They are sorted mostly by fiber type. Two "acrylic" boxes, a "cotton", a "wool", a "hand-spun", a "spinning fiber" and a miscellaneous "tools".  I let my husband use one of the slots for the internet hookup just because I need internet to use ravelry so it seemed fair.

This craft room has huge windows which is pretty awesome since my old one was pretty dark.

I'm sure I'll have more to show you soon since I will have lots of time to knit while job-hunting.