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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Just Like Sisyphus

The more I clean, the messier my house looks...a never ending tale.

I live in a giant craft box. It's a constant battle to organize and tidy up the stuff.  I'm just not ready to give up the stuff...there are more spinning, sewing, weaving and knitting projects to do!  

The perennial cleaning organizing project has resulted in finding a few treasures, but also lead to Internet time finding new ways to declutter and organize.  Let's not talk about buttons, because I have yet to find a good way to organize those.  Yes I have tackle boxes and such, but the collection has outgrown them all.  I can't see myself sewing all the buttons on a card.  I envy those who can. 

I previously researched different ways to keep the thread from coming off the bobbins and none really worked real well.  I finally found some of those fat tiny hair ties and they seem the best so far.  However, the number of bobbins I have has been multiplying.  Yeeks!   My MIL used to unwind the thread and put it back on the spool. I just buy more bobbins.  My bobbins will take over the world!

I've been obsessing on ink pad storage.  Every brand is a different shape and size.  There ought to be a law... and it should include cell phone cables which should all be interchangeable! But then, I digress. There were some nice storage ideas, like the the foam board shelf.  These are also sold on Etsy in foam board or up-cycled wood.  Very nice!  After obsessing about cost AND shipping to Hawaii which can be a real expense, I talked the Landcaster into making me one from the redwood in the garage and got some mini-sorters from Off'dePot.  I'll have to make labels for the colors and get me a couple more sorters. Now to just keep that ink pad stash from growing!! (there are more in a drawer, yet)


I had fun making these hats.  There are both the same yarn but photographed in different light. 
Pattern:  Goblin Hat, free pattern by Elizabeth Murphy from Rhythm of the Home !!!
Yarn:  Darker brown, Vanna's choice, Barley.  I used the entire skein and ran out on the second one.  Lighter beige is Plymouth Encore, colorway 240
Needles:  Size 6 and 8
Mods:  I knit the top one in size Adult, but miscounted and had 4 extra stitches when I started the decreases.  I added one stripe as notes on Rav suggested the hat would be too short to button.  The second one is the child size.  I ran out of yarn so finished the hat with the lighter color except for the last few rows and i-cord. 
Comments:  Very fun pattern and a good way to use a very special button!  And did I mention free?  Thank you Elizabeth Murphy.

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