Oh noes! I looked in the cupboard the other day, and I got a dreadful fright! It seems that someone must have wanted to see a new TV reality show...Knitters who Hoard (or Hoarders who Knit...is either one really better?). We won't even talk about yarn, because it goes much deeper than my stash...just trust me. ANYway, when I opened up my kitchen cupboards, guess what I found?
There were mugs in every cupboard! Mugs and cups of nearly every shape and size had taken over my kitchen...some that I use every week, and some I haven't seen in DECADES! There were mugs with ergonomically correct handles:
Sweetie likes the ergonomically correct!There were mugs for soup:
I broke my "World's Best Mom" mug within a week. =/Matching mugs:
These match my not-fancy-but-nearly-unbreakable Corelle dishes.Insulated mugs:
My Mom loves Elvis...this was a Christmas present from her.Quirky mugs:
Do I really need to decorate EVERY room for Christmas?Commemorative mugs:
We actually had FIVE of these.Souvenir mugs:
I should've gotten the magnets.Plastic mugs and sippy cups:
Oh, and a candle holder:
No idea why or how it got in there...I don't usually burn candles
Some of the mugs went into the trash, and some went into the recycling bin. The really special Daddy mug (a Father's Day gift when the kids were very small), and some others, still have a place in my cupboard. I was so brutal with the rest that I even have an entire shelf free now! (As you are my witness, I will not fill this shelf with new mugs.) I really feel accomplished, especially since there has also been knitting during my recent spring cleaning (of a couple cupboards) spree!
For a friend's baby shower, I knitted a "Little Man" sweater and hat that I designed as I went. I have not written a formal pattern, but I started with my fave sweater recipe, fingering weight yarn and an idea of braided cables. IMHO, it turned out pretty great, and the Mommy-to-Be liked it too, soooo Yay!