Monday 26 November 2007

New home away from home

I have a new office. Nice, eh?

We, cabin fever that is, are in a warehouse, one of those storage places where people put all their extra stuff. In our space we have a small retail room and the rest is stacks of patterns and shelves with bags and bags of yarn and shipping materials and you know, all the other stuff it takes to do business. But no room for me. I have been for the most part working at home for the last 10 years, going into the shop on Wednesdays for my Drop-In class (it's like a knitters 'At Home' salon) and usually one other afternoon if I have a class going. But there have, for the last 4 years, been too many people in my house during the day and I am finding it more and more difficult to hold my thoughts together. So this lovely space is one of the garages across the hall from our shop and it is the new home for my classes and our guild meetings. It means I can sit quietly and contemplate my knitting without the phone ringing (except for any customer knitting questions), the need to answer domestic questions or tiptoe around while the 2 men in my house are sleeping since both work shifts. I don't even have to be in a good mood. How great is that.

It needs a little fixing up maybe? It now has 5 more rubber maid boxes in there and another big bin of wool and I will be filling it up with the 2 bookcases of reference books and magazines I have now at home. It's so wonderful to get this out of my teeny, tiny house. I have another sister who is going up to the cottage over Christmas and can retreive a quilt I have up there to go on one wall and maybe a room divider which my father made and my husband decorated which is beautiful and would cover some of the doorway. That will improve things a lot. And I want to get some kind of 4'x8' board to make a blocking table which will not be a table at all but go up on the wall too. I have shawls I want to pin out.

Plans, plans, this is kinda fun. Stay tuned. I didn't get much knitting done today though.


1 comment:

  1. It looks like a nice useable space - will you have enough warmth? The winters are so cold here in Colorado at 8000ft above sea level where we live - it must be cold where you are, too.


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