The Stash

>> Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I've been enjoying my new craft room to no end. It's so much fun to go in there, surrounded by things I love and create amidst them and the beautiful light. I plyed some handspun the other day and was having so much fun I didn't notice that the sun set and night fell while I was working. In my room, it was till cheery and bright!

Everything is all moved in and has its own place. My sewing stuff is on a set of shelves by the door, where there's plenty of room for all of the fabric I own, including bulky fleece. In the cubbies I have placed all of my yarn and fiber. I thought I had a lot of yarn until it all went in and I was left with several cubbies empty. I intend to buy or borrow a label maker to help me keep everything organized. I also didn't notice how many manmade fibers I had until my stash was sorted by content. Eek! I'll have to work on remedying that soon.

Some pics of my room, all moved in:

My books are on the shelves over my desk

The sewing shelves are full

My natural fiber stash

My manmade fiber stash

The entire stash (remnants are in the bins underneath, as are my spindles, ball winder and empty toilet paper tubes)

Finally, I have a work in progress to share with you. It's my Hooded Cabled Pullover, with the first sleeve started. I've been working on this for over a year and am hoping to have it done by springtime:
Everything I need is all laid out on a slightly slanted writing desk that sits next to me when I'm on the couch. The pattern book is open, my trusty row counter is on the right, and the pencil marks off the pattern repeats I've written on the post-it. The round tub on the left is some locally produced beeswax hand cream that I put on my hands if I find I have a rough spot that catches the yarn. At the top is, of course, my knitting.


Craft Room Diary #5

>> Wednesday, February 4, 2009


My craft room is finished. it's beautiful! This is going to be a very picture heavy post. I won't apologize, because they are great pics. I give you:
Old walk-in area

New walk-in area

Old desk area

New desk area

Old storage wall.

New storage area

New storage area again

Old floor

New floor

Briggs helping Bear take pictures

A place for my swift

A happy Bear and I in the finished room.

What do you think?


Craft Room Diary, post #4

>> Tuesday, February 3, 2009

We have been plugging away on the craft room as steadily as we can given my busy work schedule and my husband's horrible cold. When I got home from knit group last night, I noticed the air compressor was in the house. The air hose snaked upstairs and was attached to the nail gun Bear was using to attach the vertical dividers to the shelves. Each divider had been painted a color from the wall so that it will all match. The nail gun was giving him problems so the cubbies didn't get finished as I had hoped, but hopefully it will be done today. Once the cubbies are done all that's left is to put the carpet and desk in and then move all of my things back in to my craft room. I have pictures to share, but they are at home and I am at work. I will try to post them tonight when I get home. I'm so excited - it's almost there!!


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