where my blog theme strays a bit...
2 socks on 2 circs. a great idea, but in reality, boring as heck. i mean really. progress is slllooowww. granted, i will have a full pair of socks when i am done, but i am absolutely condsidering going back to 1 at time on 2 circs. i managed to knit a pair in a week last time. the progress you see above? cast on a week ago.
now, i have again put the condo needs first so my office debuted it's new desk today due to a load of painting on my part and wood work on my dads. not to mention an endless go around of my itunes library (thanks shuffle mode for knowing just what songs i want to hear, i mean i love superchunk, yeah!). but i digress...here are some before and during pics (i still have a long way to go, but the desk was the biggest hurdle).
this is the dreary corner i was working in. but with the help of some pottery barn inspiration and some cheap, unfinished cabinets from joanns, i set forth, paintbrush in hand, for a "whole lot cheaper" look.
my dad did an awesome job on the desktop and we were able to *kinda* *sorta* recreate the pottery barn desk i was drooling over. pottery barns? something like $1200.00, mine? $135. after weeding through this lovely pile of cables and cords,
i got the desk set up so that it would be functional for me to work at on monday morn (gotta love working from home). i am a networking pro now. cable? modem? router? 2 puters, one mac, one pc, some speakers, a couple printers and voip? yep, i can handle it.
it has a long way to go before looking like the perfect pottery barn home office, but i'll be darned if i am gonna stop before it does. although my desk will probably never be able to look that tidy. up next, shelving that lines 2 full walls. again, enlisting the help of my great, cost savings dad.
gonna snuggle up with some cocoa now and get ready for dr. mcdreamy. i have mentioned that grey's is my fav right? night!