Monday, October 23, 2006

Blogstalking: Bathroom Cabinet... and Yarn-Related Beach Purchases!

Now, I have to say that I thought this was a really odd Blogstalking theme - in a million years I would never have thought I needed to take a picture of my bathroom cabinet... but here you go:

Be honest - how many of you cleaned up your cabinet before you took the picture? I did. I also turned the packages around so you could actually see what is in there. Nothing terribly spectacular or scandalous, I'm afraid (that's all in the en suite bathroom cabinet!), but you will notice that there isn't much on the top shelf... and that is because I am only just about 5 feet tall on a good day with thick socks and can't reach the bloody top shelf! The two prescription bottles there? Both mine - one from the multiple conjunctivitis bouts I've had due to Willow's daycare and the second from the time I threw out my back.

And now for the fun stuff... It seems that every time we go to the beach it is Sunday, and that means the lone knitting store in Rehoboth Beach - Knitty Gritty - is closed. But we went down on Sunday this time (yeah, I had a hand in that!). It was interesting - I wouldn't say they have the selection of the other two LYS around here (Garden of Yarn and Stitches With Style), but they did have some yarns that I have never seen before, like this stuff called 'Autumna':

Don't they look just like the little pumpkin?!?!! They are 100% merino and are sooooooooooo soft. There is just shy of 200 yards altogether and I'm trying to think what I want out of them.

My second purchase is for Willow:

See the striped hat in the lower right corner? About the only one you can make out because of my wonky flash? I'm going to make that balakava hat for Willow (non-striped because I don't do that if I can help it!) in this Encore DK - and the colour is much more aqua in real life - not so much ordinary blue.


Jessica said...

I'm thinking socks for the orange. ;) Your cabinets are pretty normal like mine. I think I'm one of the people who didn't clean mine out as they are in boxes! :)

Batty said...

I love that grapeseed mask, it works wonders.

That's some wonderful orange yarn. Too nice to knit into pumpkins, but I think that's what I would do.

turtlegirl76 said...

A baby balaclava! Woo hoo! Don't forget the maple syrup and canadian bacon for the photoshoot when it's finished.

Jaimes said...

I was going to be a little devil and ask you if it was cleaned before you took the pic but I didn't have too, you admitted it!! I don't have bathroom cabinets( medicine chests) due to renovating the bathroom!!

mf said...

That orange would make some nice looking socks! hmm clean the medicine cabinet?? WOW! Great job!

Woman_Who_Knits said...

Very neat cabinet. Impressive!! The yarn is great. I'm a HUGE Encore fan.

I like the orange yarn! Socks would be WONDERFUL!!