I made my first foray out to the local Ikea store over the weekend. What an adventure! That place is just amazing; I won’t even go into the Swedish meatballs in their cafe. I made one knitting-related purchase. For some time now, my stash has over-run the storage containers I have. Mostly these are a variety of Rubbermaid-style boxes in different sizes and shapes. Then there were the shipping boxes from several months of online shopping.
Those are the empty boxes that I finally threw out after I bought these cuties at Ikea:
Aren’t those just adorable? They have lids, they stack, and you can buy casters for the bottom one so you can roll the whole thing around. Please note the other storage thingie off to the side, full of yarn also; and the yarn in a bag sitting on the top. That’s the Beaverslide yarn intended eventually for Rogue.
And here is a shot of another storage solution I found at Target some time back:
And a wicker basket full of a variety of things:
There is just no way I am crawling under the bed to take a picture of the three plastic storage boxes in hiding there. I call that the Yarn Protection Program.
As you can see, I am well-prepared for when the Big Earthquake hits the Pacific Northwest. I can pack all this into the car with a couple of gallons of water, and head for high ground. The yarn shops could be closed for years, and I wouldn’t run out of knitting projects. Well, OK, I would need an RV to pack all of this anywhere; it’s really sort of a rhetorical discussion.
I am still working on the front of Audrey; I’m into the armhole shaping. Work is getting in the way of knitting this week. I have a man cooking my dinner tonight so will get a little knitting done while the pork roast is cooking on the barbecue spit. Now, what kind of wine goes with barbecued pork roast??
(That’s actually also a rhetorical question; the answer is “whatever bottle you have handy”.)