Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Radical Rearrangements Part 2

So .... <--- was the starting point and after all the wrapping and packing, sealing and sorting, arranging and labelling ... the end results ... tada ..... are:

sorry don't know how to add drum roll :)

cupboards all neatly labelled, not only are the yarns organised by weight and alphabetically sorted ... but each shelf labels the weight and the yarns stored there.

Finally .... all the odd balls I have for charity and toy knitting I have rolled and sorted into weight and I now have two bags full of yarn, one DK or fatter and one ingering/4ply or thinner.

From this
to that --->
Lastly, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, I have space for more stash!!! Woo hoo! Now off for well deserved glass of white!
Oooo job well done :)

Just a touch obsesssssssive

Well, enough is enough, so I waited until hubby was out then I grabbed yarn from all the little secret places and decided to organise.
He's gone to golf, which takes at least 5 hours, including the quick beer at the end ..
I have been getting increasingly more panicky (being slightly of the OCD persuasion) that things were spiralling out of control ... so into a big heap it went. Then, with due credit given to ThatLoganGirl's most awesomely inspiring stash, I decided to sort ...
All yarns were firstly bagged and sealed, then it was sorted into "weight" piles - chunky, aran, dk etc. Missing photo's were taken for stash data on Ravely (and I confess to not unbagging them having just finished sealing them all! ). I made two separate bags for charity/toy knitting - one in DK and one in 3ply/fingering weights.
Finally each weight was given its own shelf or shelves and stacked .... are you ready for this ... alphabetically.
Here I wanted to show you photos of results ... but blog is hanging ... so will move on from here to second blog, which is better than throwing keyboard through screen!

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Banished for being unsexy

Oh dear

My darling Pearl, knitted mouse with demure but twinkling eyes and thunder thighs so appealling to those of a rodent persuasion (or indeed many human rats too) has been discarded.

She has elasticated panties, which do come off when the mood is sophisticated enough, a hoop to make men jump through and a je ne sais quoi bow on her slightly tilted, just so, come and get me head.

Today however I got this email -

Hi Chris-
I am writing you to let you know that we have removed two of your projects (Nit Wun, Ringmaster & Pearl) from the Sexy Knitter’s Club group page. We appreciate your enthusiasm in sharing your projects with the group however, we feel we need to be a little more discriminating regarding which projects appear on the group’s page. Our group page reflects what the SKC is about and is the face we present to Ravelry so it needs to represent sexy knitting as accurately as possible. Please help us with our goal by considering this when adding future projects. If you have any questions you can read more about this on the group page (thread titled Announcement - Group Project Page) or you may contact either me or our other mod rchrispy. Thank you!
Happy knitting, Maryanne

I guess Maryanne doesn't have a thing for rodents - me I kind of love the old roue rat thing. Even Nit Wun was given a genuine, old style baddy type twirly moustache. Had I known that things were not spicy enough I could have tied dear Pearl to a railway line and had Nit Wun pose with a "give me your virginity or die" caption coming out of his mouth!

Sad isn't it when sexyness comes policed as hotly as old Mary Whitehouse used to ... just slightly from the other side!

PS if you want to see the offending, and obviously unsexy, Pearl link is here:-


PPS - Bet she never checked down Nit Wuns trousers either!!
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