Monday, April 28, 2008


I have one word to say to you, Libra - detox, detox, detox. Not just your body; your knitting bag could do with a good cleansing as well. Please tell me there is nothing in there but pure organic yarn shorn by your own lanolin-soaked hands and nary a hint of man-made fiber. Triage the contents into "will knit," "maybe knit," and "never in a million years" and dispose of accordingly. Green tip: Clealiness is next to knittiness.

from Knit.1, Spring/Summer 2008

What a great idea! That's totally what I need right now! Some major DETOX!!! The other night I found myself up until 5 am beginning the detox rituals. (Mind you detoxing can take quite some time and this is only the beginning.) I started the whole process by going through my knitting books and bringing up an old bookshelf from the basement and redecorated a corner of the living room left barren when Honey left. And now look at it's warm charm. Can you believe that this corner was totally put together by things found around the house in other areas?
(Sorry about the direction of the photo. I swear I rotated it but it's not coming out that way and I don't know how to fix it. I tried uploading it to Flickr but it's not loading onto blogger either. Bummer.)

I also purchased this to reorganize my interchangeable needles. I love it!!! It's so much less bulky and lighter than the notebook thingy that came with them.

You can get your very own at Blue Kitty Designs on Etsy.

And look what I made for Sarah and I and for all the yummy socks that we have plans for knitting up. Dontcha just love them?!

And just for Chan, here's a shot of the bag Mom brought with her on this last visit. I think she was trying to make up for how bad she feels that she's not closer to help me through all these doctor visits and health crap.

There's still work to do, but at least I'm on the move with reorganizing my life. It's now on to the yarn mess I have in the dining room!


Blanche Knits in DC said...

Can't wait to see the new addition in the living room!


dobarah said...

The corner looks great! I know my photos stay how the camera orients them unless I rotate the photo in my program (Picassa) and save. Detox is a good thing!

sherriknits said...

I just had time to kind of catch up on you now that we've had the wedding.

I want to tell you that I, also, have struggled through depression and there is hope. We had a very ugly circumstance happen to us that thrust hubby and I into a place we'd never been before and it's been really rough coming out of it, but we are. I never knew how real it all way and how helpless I could feel in spite of my faith. For too long, I went thru the motions but when I crashed, I really did. We both were provided with the opportunity for counseling and got medical help as well and we are both on the mend and much stronger today because of all of it.

Hang in there!

KSee said...

Lookin' good. I'm going to get inspiration from you to tackle a corner!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I need to do some decluttering...

LOVE the bag. And the sock blockers. And the needle case...

Virtuous said...

Gurl I have all of a sudden started trashing and detoxing too!! In everyway - physical thru food, house, and work!

Glad Mom came to visit!

scappyhappy said...

Good for you Wendy...I started in January and it is tough to change, but for me my health was starting to be effective with my food out with old with the new no matter what the circumstances. It's healthy in body and your package in the mail! Look for it and we will meet soon!