I am lucky to have a wonderful “nook” off our “toy room”. We finished the area above our garage to be a “toy room” for our kids while they were growing up. The kids are grown so I’ve taken over the “nook” that used to house their tv, movie videos (then CDs) and eventually video games. I had a small TV in the corner but this week I “upgraded” by putting my oldest son’s TV, that he left behind when he moved to Florida, just outside the nook thus making my knitting nook a little bigger!! As you can see when I took this picture, I was enjoying this week’s Grocery Girls YouTube Live broadcast. I am loving my wall of yarn, candles, and pictures.
Many of the wooden boxes are actually crates that wine came in. For the two boxes on the left (one fits nicely under a small endtable), I use the cardboard dividers between the wine bottles to be dividers for the skeins of yarn. This is where all my single skeins (socks) of yarn go. In the middle and to the right you see my many “prepackaged” sets of yarn for projects in my queue. When I buy yarn I do like to have a project in mind. It doesn’t stop me from changing my mind but at least I have a starting point of what I was thinking when I bought the yarn. I print out the Ravelry page of the pattern and put it with the yarn in a zippered clear bag.
Under the window you can see the quilted bag that I use to hold my current project, the Amrum sweater. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/amrum You can even see the green knitting sticking out the top of the bag. I adore this space. The colors of my yarn plus all the wood is so cozy. I have a lovely window to enjoy the trees on our property (we live in the woods). I feel “snug as a bug”.
Check out my queue on Ravelry if you want to see my plans for all this yarn. 🙂
YEAR OF PROJECTS UPDATE
I did do a little knitting this week too. I’m making progress on the second pair of Fixation socks I’m knitting. I’m going to have my daughter do a “test fit” before I make the heel. I’m pretty sure I made the foot too long on the first pair of Fixation socks and I’m expecting to have to rip out the leg and heel to reduce the foot half and inch. Fortunately with the thicker Fixation yarn, it doesn’t take long to knit the socks (if I focus). In the mean time I’ve enjoyed getting back to knitting my Amrum sweater. As long as it’s done by October, I’ll be happy. One of those project bags on the shelf is a Sailormoon sweater that I want to start by October.
When 2020 started I had no idea how many masks I’d be making. I don’t particularly like to sew but I do have a 30 year old machine that gets used occasionally to fix a seam. After making masks for everyone in my family that wanted one, I’ve started making masks for my church to give out. We are using the fabric that would normally be used by our quilting group. Just this week I have 11 children’s masks and 9 adult masks ready to be dropped off. This morning I cut the fabrics to make 9 more children’s masks and 9 more adult masts.