May is turning out to be a busy month! My mom is coming to visit for Mother's Day Weekend so this weekend we've been doing some serious spring cleaning. I tend to be a messy person at home and only do really serious cleaning when we have company coming which is only a few times a year.
My exciting news is that my birthday is in 14 days and I get to celebrate it by going to California. I am very excited! DH has to go out to Mira Loma for work and I am going to fly out the Thursday before my birthday. We are going to the Pacific Ocean (which I've never seen) and Disneyland (first time for me.) We went to DisneyWorld in January on vacation so this will be cool to see where it all started. I have this secret goal to go to all 50 states, it probably comes from being a geographer/cartographer as an occupation. I was upset last year when I turned the big 3-0 because I had only been to 26 states and the last of those was 2 years before. California will be 27 so I'm happy to be upping my numbers.
On the knitting front, there has been progress and stash acquistion. I ordered for the first time from The Loopy Ewe. I got my package very quickly and was excited to see all of my goodies. I can't show you everything in detail because some of it is secret.
I did get some Slyph yarn from Spritely Goods (Ravelry link) for myself. I love the pink and gray together. I also bought the sample sizes of Soak to try and Sheri threw in some needle tracking cards that will come in handy.
I finished my first Monkey Sock and am on to the foot of my second. Thought these might be a good Mother's Day present if I can finish them in time. I am so loving the Koigu!
In my effort to Spring Clean before my mom comes I also finally got my office set up so you can actually stand in the room. I have moved all of my yarn, knitting books, and knitting stuff into the room as well. I am having a dilemma though if I should actually put the yarn out on the shelves or leave it in the big plastic ziplock bag its in now. We get quite a bit of dust in our house and as much as I would love to have the yarn out on display I'm afraid it will become a home for dust bunnies.
So I am asking everyone a question...how do you store your yarn? If it is out in the open, do you worry about dust?