Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WIP Wednesday & I'm Back! Woo!

FINALLY, I'm back.  What a whirlwind!  The wedding is over and it was FABULOUS!  We had so much fun celebrating our marriage with about 230 of our friends and family. While wedding planning literally took up all my free moments in the past few months, I think it was all worth it.

Now, perhaps I will have time to knit again.  My projects are all in the same condition as my last blog post - I hope I remember where I am in the pattern!

While, I do not have a WIP knitting project to share, I do have a knitting-related WIP to tell you about!  I'm starting graduate school in a week (while still working full-time, I may be crazy), so I have been working hard to rearrange my spare room/office to accommodate the large amounts of time I will be spending there.  The closet in that room has always bugged me.  It's a small closet and we had two bookshelves crammed in there - one was filled with cookbooks and the other everything from old textbooks to boxes of yarn.  Throughout my reorganizing process, I was using Google Images for inspiration and was reminded of my envy of people who have cupboards and shelves of yarn on display in their homes.  I was able to empty one bookshelf from the closet after some purging and rearranging and wondered what to do with it...after staring at the room and the bookshelf for a while, a light went on (give me a break, it was like 12:30 am, yes, the answer should have been obvious right away!) and this is what happened next:

Apologies for the camera phone picture, my camera is somewhere beneath the reorganizing mess in my office!

Once I get the rest of the office put together, I'll do some more work on this shelf to make it look a bit better (like put the books in height order, perhaps cover the back of the book shelf with some nice paper).  It's like having a piece of art in the room!  It will either serve as inspiration (for when I need a study break) or a big tease (for when I realize that I have no time to break from studying).  I'm thinking of getting some sort of knitting sign for the top shelf - there are a few on like this one.  Or, maybe just a nice, big basket with yarn peeking out the top (*note to self, you need to do some stash busting!).

Thanks to Tamis Amis for continuing to host WIP Wednesdays!  I'm glad to be back and can't wait to take a peek at what everyone else is creating!

Here are a couple wedding pictures:

Just married!

I had to share a picture of my flower girl's dress.  It was incredibly cute!  Made by Fairy Wonderful.


  1. Congratulations! On getting married, and getting organized, and having a bookcase full of yarn (and an adorable flower girl), and starting grad school! Phew, I'm exhausted just typing all of it! :)

  2. Thank you! Yes, life is crazy, but good crazy!

  3. So glad the wedding went well. :) (And the tiers on the back of your dress, oh my gosh, beautiful!)

    And I love your yarncase (although I suppose it's still a bookcase even with yarn in it...), it's definitely just as pretty as art.

  4. Congratulations on your wedding day. Good luck in your school work. Wish I could find a bookcase I could put some stash in. The one I have in my craft/spare bedroom is one of those stair step kind, so there are no good sides to contain the yarn. But it does a great job of holding books and boxes of yarn.

  5. From one newlywed to another - Congratulations! The back of your dress looks amazing, and your flower girl is so cute!

  6. Congratulations! Your dress is so beautifully elegant! Love the flower girl's dress...adorable. So envious of your bookcase full of yarn. I want to do something similar to show off the stash a little.

  7. Congratulations! Loving your stash and wedding photo's!

  8. Congratulations! sounds like you had an amazing time!

    Although I envy your shelves of wool!!