Terribly Troublesome Tuesday

My day began pretty early for a day off. Our sectional we ordered the weekend after Thanksgiving was delivered this morning at 7:00AM. I got the call yesterday that they would be here between 7-10AM, and I figured we probably see them somewhere around 10 or 11. WRONG!! At 6:40 I got a call from the delivery guys saying they were 20 minutes away. My husband and I sprung into the action, moving our futon to another room so we would have space. I even vacuumed 🙂

couch close up


It looks fantastic!! Except…

couch far out

They couldn’t get the end-piece which is a chaise (sp?) up the stairs and around the corner 😦 So we are going to have to pay a “re-stocking” fee but they will at least exchange it for a different piece that will fit. Hopefully it doesn’t take as long to get that one in, but who knows since we wanted a custom fabric that would hold up to the cats.

On a happier note, I did celebrate my birthday on Sunday, January 11. I had a wonderful time in Memphis, spending it with my husband and some friends. And what’s a birthday without a little funfetti cake?

birthday cake

I also wanted to give you guys a little update on the charity hats I knit. They needed buttons for the band. I found these cute little yellow flowers at Michael’s and sewed them on during the drive to Memphis.

charity hats with buttons


Last thought for today is about the Love Your Library challenge going on with Emily at Snapdragon Crafts. I’ve been gearing up to tackle Curls by Hunter Hammersen for this challenge. I was trying to wait until the 15th when the start of her KAL in the Violently Domestic group, then I checked in over there yesterday and it’s already started!! Ah well. Plus they are also doing an informal KAL in the Prairie Girls Knit & Spin group too! I wound the yarn, I’ve got the needles (I think) picked out and I just need to start!!

caesious 1

Then, I was looking around on boards and going with the theme of a KAL and using my library, I found the First Quarter KAL over in the Laura Nelkin group. I was really excited about Laura’s designs after I took her class at Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago this year. I bought her book, Knockout Knits and she signed it 🙂 So I’ll be starting the Prolix Mitts in some lovely Noro Silk Garden Lite I found in  my stash.

prolix mitts 1

Last but certainly not least going with the theme, once again 🙂 is to fit my Squishy Socks in with a heel from Lara Neel’s Sock Architecture. My husband got me this book for Christmas and every time I pick it up just to browse, I’m intrigued and inspired by all the great info Lara has in the book. I’m not sure which heel I will use yet, but I’m almost to that point so I guess I need to decide!! Plus this can count towards Operation Sock Drawer hosted by the Knitmore Girls & inspired by Susan B. Anderson’s sock drawer picture.

sock architecture1


Anyway, all in all, not a bad Tuesday, just one with some fun challenges at an early hour. The best part? There is plenty of room on this couch for me, the kitties and the knitting 🙂

If you’d like to learn more about the Love Your Library challenge, (<– click the link) head over to Snapdragon Crafts and read about what Emily has been up to 🙂

Until next time,


v’s & bumps,


14 thoughts on “Terribly Troublesome Tuesday

  1. Oooh, I love what you’re planning to work on! I know that by the end of this year, I’ll have that curls book as a new addition to my “library” … good thing I didn’t swear off buy any new books this year as part of my challenge! ;-D

    1. I jumped at the pre-order back in November since I lack self control 🙂 I would definitely recommend the hard copy since it’s beautifully done. I’m anxious to start and see what I really think!!

    1. Thanks! We just need the other piece to come in that will fit up our crazy stairs 🙂 I guess that’s one of the only hold-ups with renting the upstairs of an old duplex! I’m keeping some crazy lists to keep up myself! I thought talking about it here would make it easier to hold myself accountable 🙂

  2. 0kateknits0

    Happy Birthday and beautiful sofa. You are one busy knitter. I’m going to take a moment to rest now….. You’ve worn me out…lol

  3. Happy Birthday and yay for new furniture! It can certainly spruce up a place and having enough room for the knitting and the kitties is a bonus (maybe the hubby fits somewhere there too? hehe). I’m gearing up for a KAL myself, I’m hosting this time and I know it’s going to be fun!

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