Sunday, February 25, 2007

Housemaid's Knee!

Well, I haven't actually got housemaids knee, but I should have!

I know it's hard to believe, but I've actually tidied my craft room! And because I knew you wouldn't believe me, I took a photo to prove it!




It's hard to imagine that this was the same room that I tried to shame myself into tidying by putting a pic on the blog! In fact the old one was in such a mess, it wasn't a room, it was a skip!
I lost count of the number of full bin bags I took out over 4 days, yes FOUR days. Because of my dodgy back, it was a starty/ stoppy affair and at one point I thought I'd never get it finished, but it's done. Thank God. And I am going to TRY and keep it tidy. Promise! ( I'll just lock the door so I can't get in to make a mess! It's about the only way it will stay tidy!!)

I was sooo pleased when I sold my first felted bag and even more pleased when someone saw it and asked if I could make them one. Now, after I've knitted this pattern for the sixth or is it seventh time I'm sick of it! It's not that I mind knitting them but the pattern is so simple and I would like to knit something else! Here are the latest two, minus handles!

The major side effect of this situation is that I now have a mountainous yarn stash that needs some urgent attention! Especially before Woolfest, or I'll have no excuse to buy more. I know, I don't need an excuse to buy yarn!

In an attempt to address the stash mountain I've started on the yummy Piece of Beauty sock yarn that Carrie Anne bought me for Christmas. It's called Boathouse and I love it, it's so soft and feels lovely to knit with.


I just need to sit with my feet up, knitting in hand and rest that housemaids knee! Poor girl, hope her other knee's ok!

17 comments:

Kat said...

It looks sooo tidy!!! I wish I could keep all my stash and crafty things so neat! I love the bags, I made some myself, very similar. Is this from the Twilleys pattern?

Auntie Noo said...

Very tidy! You deserve a big pat on the back, and a treat!!!! (err more crafty stuff????)

Artis-Anne said...

Oh you shame me ; mine is still so untidy :( I may get around to doing it when the weather warms up. Great news re selling some of your bags :) Love your sock yarn lovely colour combo,go on & and knit it & rest that poor girls knee . What pattern are you doing ?

dreamcatcher said...

Great job on your craft room! Think you most certainly deserve a break and lots of choccy as a reward :-) Now if I had a craft room, we wouldn't have stash stuffed all over the house :-D The felted bags look great too.

Emma said...

I got some Boathouse for Christmas too, but I haven't started anything with it yet, although you may just have inspired me...

InkyArtitude said...

Magnificent job Kat! What a fantastic result, now you have absolutely no excuse for not producing more of that inspirational art work (once you've recovered of course). Me thinks I should take a leaf out of your book and get tidying. Enjoy your knitting!

acrylik said...

Wow - your craft room looks amazing!! Well done you :D

Love the latest bags, cool colours!

Craftydramaqueen said...

Well done! You've put me to shame! I'm going to make Carrie's Choc brownies now, then I might get some housework done!!!

Curly Cable said...

Well done with the room, You put me to shame, I don't have a craft room as such, therefore every room in the house gets messy. I love your sock yarn, so pretty, and hope your back gets better soon.

nanatoo said...

Your craft room makes me envious, well done for all that hard work.
The bags are lovely and I'm not surprised they're selling :)
Hope you're more comfortable soon!

Kath said...

That room looks so fab! And of course oh so tidy! Definately choccys for you now!
And what lovely colourway that sock yarn is - what pattern have you got planned for it?

silvia said...

You can come and do mine as soon as your leg is better. Mine needs a ral good tidy and ai mean real good!!!!!!!!!! Yours looks ever so nice now

Rain said...

Wow! That is tidy. I think you deserve to put your feet up for a few days after that.

Queen Frogger said...

What a great craft room, and so tidy!! I like that boathouse yarn.

Sarah said...

Wow! Plenty of knitting and resting due to you! The Boathouse colourway is lovely, what a great name as well.

Kendra said...

Hello. Just to say I bought my Victorian Lace Today from the book depository. I just checked though and they are out of stock now too, but it says they will have more in stock soon.

artyfartykat said...

Kat, its not Twilleys but a pattern I got at Woolfest from a company called Knitting 4 Fun.
Artis Anne and Kath, I'm doing the bog standard Regia pattern cos the yarn has skinny stripes I wanted to see.
Thanks for all your lovely comments, they have given me a lift through some s**t days!