Sunday, April 17, 2011

Studio Den

When you go down the stairs into my basement, there is a den area that was being used more as a storage space. I wanted to utilize the space more effectively, so the room was cleaned out and now I have another studio space! This is right next to my larger studio space in the basement family room. I bought the Vika Amon table and adjustable Vika Kaj legs from IKEA yesterday. Sidenote: I was in and out of there in 15 minutes, a personal best! There are a couple of storage drawers on wheels under the table (Alex and Helmer), also from IKEA. I'm already feeling more organized and productive.

Rayures Striped Sweater

I stayed up late last night to finish knitting the cowl neck on this sweater. I steam blocked it this morning. Things I love about this sweater: the cowl neck, the different stripes on front and back, the elbow length sleeves, and the looser, drapey fit. The cowl was supposed to have some stripes knit in, but I decided to just use the main color instead, so it wasn't so distracting. Unfortunately, I didn't notice that the stripes on the sleeves weren't lined up with the stripes on the front of the sweater until after I seamed it all together. My sleeve measurements must have been off. I'm not sure if the misalignment bothers me enough to redo both sleeves. Other than that, I love it!