#15. Knitting Nooks


I am lucky to have several knitting nooks in my home.  I have an indoor knitting nook.  It’s literally a nook off the “toy/rec room” that our kids enjoyed while growing up.  The nook had a tv, cabinet, and “video” chairs for playing video games and watching DVD and CD movies when the boys were growing up.  The video game playing moved out to the main room several years ago when we moved a large screen tv to the rec room where movies could also be streamed..  That left the nook empty.  I moved an old love seat we’ve had since we got married, our first piece of furniture we purchased, to one side of the nook.  The shelves that used to hold movies now hold photos and candles.  A small flat screen tv fits in a corner.  Now that I’ve started knitting, project bags and yarn add to the decor.

This is a great nook!  It’s quiet as my husband rarely ventures to this upstairs rec room.  I keep one of the the cats here because she doesn’t get along with our original cat.  The rec room is 800 square ft plus the nook is another 50 square ft so she has plenty of space.  She enjoys curling up on the couch with me as I knit.  It’s air conditioned for the summer heat and heated for the winter.  The rec room had lots of natural light and the nook has a huge half round window as well.  A wonderful space with WiFi and a phone.

Now that Mother’s Day has passed it’s finally safe to put out flowers.  So the hanging baskets are hung in the lower deck.  I’ve even added some small pots of flowers sitting on the side rails and pots with young mimosa trees decorate the corners.  It’s a beautiful setting for knitting in the morning or late afternoon.  It will be a wonderful spot through September when the leaves will change and fall.

I’m thankful for my beautiful knitting nooks.  That doesn’t mean I don’t look forward to Friday mornings when some of us from Silk Road Textiles gather together to knit and talk.  It’s fun to talk about future projects and yarns.  I’m so glad I’ve discovered knitting and making new friends through knitting.  Life is so good!!!


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