Today I want to give you a tour of my decadent red bathroom. My friend, Jamie says that it's like visiting another universe. The room starts conventionally enough. It's a bathroom, after all.
Turn around and you'll find the room's centerpiece: an oil painting of my beloved pug, Moose dressed as King Henry VIII. If reincarnation exists, Moose definitely thrived as a dictitorial monarch. The fabulously talented painter, Gary Cangemi, captured his old soul precisely.
Now, what's behind Curtain Number 1? A shower, you say?
NO! It's Julie's yarn stash! A better use of an extraneous walk-in shower has never been found.
Just to clarify, my apartment has two bathrooms; I assure you I take daily showers in the other. Since I would never use this shower, I decided to make it a closet, and believe it or not, this system works well. The boxes are neither clogging closets and nor stacked up in the corner of my office, plus there's plenty of light in there unlike the rest of my closets. I organized everything in accordance with my own wacky brain so now I can actually find my yarn. My stash is officially and decadently stashed. I love it.
On another note, I've not yet started hacking up (!) my Handstrikket. Instead, I'm taking a much-needed break by knitting Northman mittens. I'm really enjoying this pattern - I'd forgotten that you can knit something in a week or two rather than in multiple months. Plus they're just beautiful. David Schulz, the designer, simply created a divine pattern. Check out the beautiful thumb patterning.
The front of the mitten is pretty, too.
I love the halo proffered by the Berroco Ultra Alpaca, which is 50% Peruvian wool and 50% alpaca. This is my favorite yarn right now and it's on sale at Webs, too. I'm trying with all my might NOT to buy 20 skeins for some project-to-be-named-at-a-later-date. As you know from my shower, I've got more than enough stash for decades to come.
A normal, mature woman knits up what she has rather than buying more. An addict pays the mortgage every month for the owner of Webs. As I keep telling myself, I am powerless over yarn and my life has become unmanageable - except for that yarn shower, which is completely under control. Now, back to resisting good yarn sales...