Tuesday, January 1, 2008

One Down . . . Eight To Go

As I mentioned in a previous post, I've written my New Year's resolution to model for my 3rd graders tomorrow. These are the questions they'll have to answer by writing complete sentences:

- What is your New Year's resolution?
- Why do you think your resolution is important?
- How can you make sure you'll keep your resolution?
- What will you do if you break your resolution?
- Would you suggest that other people make the same resolution as you have?
- Why or why not?

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Here's my example:



My New Year’s resolution is to organize all of my yarn, knitting books and patterns, and my knitting needles. I think this resolution is important for me because my living room is a mess. There are balls of yarn all over the place, spilling out of baskets and rolling across the floor. The yarn gets tangled and I can’t find what I need when I want it. To make sure I’ll keep my resolution, I’m going to buy a big bookcase and sort out all of my knitting supplies on the shelves. Then, whenever I use something, I’ll put it back where it belongs. If I break my resolution and end up with yarn balls and knitting books all over the place again, I won’t allow myself to buy any new yarn until I get organized. I suggest that other people make a similar resolution to mine. Although others might not have the yarn mess that I have, I’m sure they have something messy they need to organize, like their desks, their take-home folders, and their backpacks!


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Well, people, I'm not letting any grass grow under me. I tackled Knitterly Resolution #1. I went out to Ikea yesterday and bought myself a yarn wall.

Here's Emmie behing helpful during the building process. My boy was a huge help, too. It was definitely a 2-person job. And I only swore a few times. They were very bad words, but there weren't too many of them. Really.




Here's the new yarn wall, anxiously awaiting its yarn. Emmie pronounced it fabulous and quite suitable for that string.

This is just some of that string she was talking about.

The yarn wall is partially loaded and stocked, with Emmie trying to convince me to save her a spot.


And I present for your viewing pleasure . . . the yarn wall.

Knitterly resolution #1 . . . check.

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A happy find: Yarn Ball Boogie - a blog written by a very entertaining man. I want to invite him over for dinner. Too bad I don't cook.

Happy New Year!

8 comments:

jennsquared said...

Nice wall! Mine is the dark color, but same size :) I found mine awhile ago in the scratch and dent section. Yours is so neat :) Mine is too full!

anphoe said...

Nice yarn wall. I did take the same picture as you did when my cat jump into the boxes when we were trying to assemble the wall. I guess cats like to do that. Mine is 5X5 boxes in black. Congrats!!!

beckylinn said...

I love the yarn wall! It's so visually appealing - great job!

mad knitter said...

It really is beautiful! Great job on your resolutions, and on interior decorating! I think that deserves *two* checks!

Kathy said...

Emmie needs a box. I think she will steal one. I am very jealous! I love it!!!

JennM said...

Good job, Knelley! I have a bookcase of sorts that I think I will be slowly converting to a "yarn wall." Don't want the natives to get restless.

And I've seen Yarn Ball Boogie on Knitty Gritty. He made these funky ass hats. Really cool!

Anonymous said...

I want Emmie, She's so funny. Your yarn wall is great. I didn't know you were so organized. Where are the needles?

Love,
Mitten Lady

Erin said...

Awesome yarn wall! I am madly jealous and can't wait until I have the space for one of my own.
I'm also jealous that you've already accomplished one of your resolutions. I haven't even written mine down yet.