I completely agree, Antares. I also am an amateur artist, so I have a ton of paints, canvases, colored pencils, sketch books and charcoals around the house. I can totally understand how one's hobbies/livelihood not only consume the person, but their living space as well.
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Garter Stitch Bag in variegated shades of pink and purple
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Garter Stitch Scarf in variegated shades of blue
Garter Stitch Cowl in vargateted pastel shades of pink, purple, blue and yellow.