Monday, July 22, 2013

Seemingly Innocent

I have a confession to make:
 This is our living room.
It looks innocent doesn't it?
Especially the ottoman, eh?
It looks like it has been visited by enough yarn, right?
 Still looks innocent, huh?
 More innocent than ever, 


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What's that under that ottoman top?
 Uh, oh - something not so innocent is peering from below.

Oh no, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa (that's a screaming noise)
 someone is not innocent at all!
Two layers of Stylecraft Special DK yarn!
This is the stuff a budget crocheter's dreams are made of.
Purchased here from Deramore's @ 2.89 USD per skein.
Obsession on a budget. :-)
So much purchased that there were no shipping costs to the USA.
Oh and the colors, ooooooooooo, so pretty, but that will be for another post.
As soon as the intended project is finished, the remnants will be stash and then...
....oh.....just think about the stash busting possibilities!

Guilty as charged!
(Shhhhhhh...The NVO doesn't know about this secret compartment.)

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  1. You still have a little room left Astri - I think you need to call Deramore's back and get some more. :)

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    1. That is a good idea Debi! I'll have to wait until the NVO goes to bed. ;-)

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  2. You made me laugh real good! As long as you use it...I don´t see any problem in buying yarn ;-) Can´t wait to see what fun projects you will make with those!

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    1. Oh good! Thanks Ana...Perhaps a fantasy blanket one day. :-)

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  3. Those colors are very pretty! Great tuck-a-way spot for stash! Can't wait to see those colors put to work.

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    1. Thanks Jen! I am glad you like the colors. ;-)

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  4. Very pretty and colorful yarn stash!! I liked your way of keeping it, hiding right under the nose of someone you are trying to hide from ;)

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    1. Haha...he reads my blog...so it won't be long before the secret is out. ;-)

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  5. Wow, that's plenty of yarn. I love the secret compartment.

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    1. A good place for chocolate too. Thanks for stopping by Pradeepa!

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  6. Oh you are SO my kind of gal!!! I LOVE their yarn. Heading on over now to peek and see what I can't live without!!
    xo Kris

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    1. Aha - be very careful on that site, Kris. ;-)

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  7. Ha ha ha, you are the funniest :) doesn't the NVO knie that there is a secret compartment in the ottoman? The colours look superb! They will look lovely in a blanket :)
    Have a great day!
    Barbara

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    1. The NVO is a good man...he pretends not to know, but he knows. :-)

      Yes, they are for a blanket. A very special blanket that has been in the works in my mind for over a year.

      You have a great day too Barbara, I'm glad you stopped by!

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  8. Love your secret hiding place. I go for bits in lots of different places to keep him on the hop. Looking forward to your next project. I am on summer sewing, too hot to crochet here. Jo x

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I agree crocheting is for cooler weather...especially a blanket. Blankets are good in the winter to work on and keep the lap warm at the same time.

      Your sewing projects are just simply lovely!

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  9. Hahaha! Love this blogpost... and the secret stash! :)

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    1. Thank you Mamadoggie! I've got to jet on over and see what you are up to on your blog.

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  10. I love reading your blog it always makes me smile :) and I think I go shopping for an ottoman like you have;)

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    1. Aw that's sweet Marion. It's just that generic IKEA ottoman. Holds a lot of stash!

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  11. Oh Astri your room is beautiful but - just thinking - maybe the ottoman could do with a crochet cover ;) Jane x

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    1. Oh my goodness that made me LOL! YES! It does need a cover, Jane. ;-)

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  12. Haha I new what was coming Astri as soon as I saw that Ottoman, I mean to say what is an Ottoman for but to stash yarn, you lucky lucky thing all that luscious yarn it seems so long since I purchased any, I can't wait to see what you are going to make with it, I love the Stylecraft special it's so soft and comes in so many yummy colours.... I can see a space there in the corner if you are going to do it do it right girl fill it up to the brim! BTW I can't believe how neat and tidy your living room is it's lovely puts mine to shame! :)

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    1. Hello Linda - the empty space is for some crochet accouterments; however, I'm thinking that it does need more yarn in there and the accouterments could be stashed somewhere else. ;-) You are so right - this is the softest nicest yarn to work with.

      Thanks for the compliment - luckily the photo was taken at the beginning of the week - first day after cleaning day. I should take a photo at the end of the week...unrecognizable. ;-)

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  13. Pretty yarn ! Can't wait to see what you make from it !

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    1. Thanks Priscilla - I'm cooking up something flowery!

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  14. Oh sneaky, sneaky! I love it! Hazel x

    P.S. I also love your sitting room x

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    1. Thank you Hazel. We crocheters become quite crafty with time. :-)

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  15. hahaha I love it! A have part of my stash in a box that looks all innocent too until you take the lid off :) Beautiful crochet in your living room too <3 xx

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    1. Thank you Elisabeth. Ah yes, the appearance of innocence. What is more innocent than something related to crocheting? It would be much less innocent if the ottoman werefull of chocolate truffles or butter caramels, right? I suppose the only thing more innocent than yarn is vegetables. Hmmmmmm...imagine that - a veggie stash. No one would dare um I mean want go near...

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  16. Your living room is really pretty - just my style. I have a cream ottoman full of Stylecraft Special DK too!! (plus another four tubs in the top of my wardrobe) I get mine online from a shop called Masons for £1.60 per 100g and again even including the postage its a fantastic price. (I did check out how much they charge for US but there is no top limit and so its pricey for international delivery). Lily. xxx

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    1. That's awesome Lily. I love that your cram ottoman is full too. What a great place for the stash! I'll have to check out the conversion on the yarn price. The free shipping is what enticed me on the other site.

      Thanks you for dropping by!

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  17. Ha! Ha! Ha!.. Cute post! My home is small, so I always love having more space than meets the eye!! ~tina

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    1. Every nook and cranny must be utilized. haha!

      Thanks for the comment, Tina.

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  18. Oh, did you make me laugh with that big reveal! Yours is so well hidden!!! Mine's tucked away similarly in the cardboard box in which it came. I quit bothering attempting to hide anything; my husband lovingly supports my obsessions, and by now, if visitors don't know, well, I don't think there are any visitors who don't know!

    Gorgeous colors!

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    1. Haha - Yeah the NVO in all actuality is really good too - he even purchases crochet related gifts for me...like the lighted crochet hooks, so that I can come to bed and crochet while he snoozes.

      Always nice to hear from my snowflake making blogging buddy. :-)

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  19. I adore Stylecraft Special DK! What a stash, gorgeous colours and a great hiding place!
    M x

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    1. Oh yeah, this yarn is awesome. I am just sad that it took me so long to discover it. :-) Thanks for the note M. :-)

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  20. AWESOME! I need to get a secret ottoman like that ... filled with yarn of course :)

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    1. Yes, you definitely need a secret ottoman filled with yarn Kara. Have a great day!!!

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  21. Oh wow. What great new yarn stash. I love it.

    Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda! See the cross-stitch to the right of the cabinet? I think you would like it. It was stitched by my Aunt in Norway - many years ago. It's a Norwegian home next to the ocean. I should blog about it one day. :-)

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  22. If you crochet a cover for that ottoman, he'll never DREAM of looking inside. Your secret will be doubly safe! :)

    What a pretty rainbow of new yarn.

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    1. He says "no" but he really means "yes"! Yes, a rainbow of crochet happiness. Thanks for the visit, Sue!

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  23. You forget...the NVO reads this blog. ;-) How else would I know what my wife was up to...

    -NVO

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  24. How lovely! I love your living room too! xx

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  25. Astri,
    Love your stash of stylecraft! I've always wondered what it feels like, do you know of an equivalent US yarn? By the way, the price is now $2.31 and the medium 10 pack is 18.32, so tempting to place an order at those prices.

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    1. Hi Rebecca - some of the baby acrylics yarns are similar. But I would be happy to send you a crocheted rose with some of the yarn for you to check out. :- Email me at digger.lizzie@gmail.com if you would like me too send a sample . :-)

      Those are even better Prices. Yeah!

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