Tuesday, September 20, 2011

And yet more Beaded Beauties

SOLD Vintage black glass beads and a vintage heart
SOLD Turquoise and gold vermeil

SOLD Clear and white glass beads....teapot clasp

Two views of Pinky....

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The best thing about knitting

I love this guy....met him at the Orange County Fair. I love his hair!
Something my friend Toby said the other day stuck me and has stayed with me. We were at a end-of-session class party, standing in Ellen's New Orleans-style back yard.  I was saying something to Toby's nice husband about a knitters' obsession and she turned to him and said, in that sweet, observant Toby way: You know, the best thing about knitting is buying yarn, and I said, You're right! and  (inwardly said YES).  We are never so happy about a project as before it starts, at the buying-yarn phase. Well, maybe when we see the end result in the headlights, we're excited, too, because we are almost there. Why is that?  The newness of it all?  The possibility of perfection? 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Love the new way I store my favorite yarn

Top shelf: Wollmeise. Bottom shelf: other skeins I love.

And I love IKEA, too. Check out this new tall Hemnes cabinet from IKEA. We redid our bedroom and of course while most things left the room--nightstands and a desk, etc etc, my favorite yarn stayed. Here's it's new home. I just love it.