Thursday, January 03, 2008

Yarn Hangout

Step into my parlour...



So my big son turned 15 and grew another inch. He's now 6' 3" tall, one more inch and he'll top the Big Man around here. Big Man has bitter memories of the little twin bed he cramped himself into as a teen, so when he saw that The Boy was looking squished in his bed, he declared that a change was in order. Boy moved downstairs to our extra room, a much bigger room with a much bigger bed. He moved out one weekend in November, and the following Monday, I moved in. Yes, I took over his upstairs bedroom and turned it into (da da da da)

YARN ROOM!!



I can't tell you how much I love to have my very own yarn room. I have installed all my yarn to dye, my personal stash, my bins of finished yarn, and a beautiful collection of art/hand spun yarns. Shelves are stacked floor to ceiling with yarn for dyeing. My own stash and mailing supplies all fit in the closet. Even my beads and stitch marker supplies have a spot.



The room had a clothesline running along one wall, where The Boy used to hang his artwork. Now I hang long skeins of handspun there. Skeins of handspun and yarn to dye fill little nooks and cubbies. I've decorated with my own paintings, and little goodies from friends and knitters warm up an already very inviting space. I have a comfy chair for sitting and knitting and a good light. And candles. The Man installed huge IKEA hooks along one wall for hanging skeins of yarn that are ready to dye.



Finally, I put a bean bag chair in the room too, just in case I get a guest or two. Sometimes I hang out in there with the door closed, spinning and listening to my iPod. Sometimes I hang out in there with the door open, and one of my kids or The Man himself comes by to hang out and chat. I'm not in there all the time (why not??), but when I am, it seems to be the most popular room in the house.

And many many times a day, I'm in and out of there, or I just stand in the doorway and look. And smile.

20 comments:

Gaile said...

I LOVE your yarn room, Jayne! It looks very cozy.

The Gadabout Knitter said...

Lovely!! It looks so inviting and warm!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and inviting retreat you've created!

Marta

Christine said...

What a terrific room you've created, Jayne. I just wish I was half as organized as you are!

Madge said...

Congratulations on having a room of your own! It looks like a wonderful place to knit, spin and revel in all things knitterly.

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Ghislaine said...

WOW! I am green with envy. That yarn room is my idea of heaven.

Best wishes for the New Year!

Raven said...

wow, you truly are living the dream. I love your set-up.

Next time I move, an extra room just for yarn will be mandatory.

jayne said...

Welcome to my yarn room, all. Thanks for the virtual visit. Lol, about being organized. I HAVE to be organized, or I start walking in circles, muttering, twitching...

idyll hands said...

I'm jealous! It's a beautiful room. I have some lovely under the bed boxes stacked high up in my closet for now... but someday, a yarn room will be on my list of rooms as well.

smariek said...

Wow, that worked out for everyone. And look how organized you are! It must be so nice to have your own personal retreat...

Ophelia Miller Boutique said...

looks great. I'm so jealous. I really need to get organinzed!!!!

Lisa W. said...

why thanks for the invite. i accept and will plop myself right down on that beanbag with a cuppa and pull out my knitting for a nice little interlude. Very nice...isn't it fun to be surrounded by your own creative genius?

Bets said...

Hey-

I saw a yarn sale with your name on it today-Discontinued Name Brand Yarn is having their annual Cherry tree Hill yarn sale-they have skeins of natural baby loop for 10.00. It's a pain in the butt to wind after dyeing, but you should go look.

Zuleika said...

What a fantastic room! All that yummy yarn! :-)

Jus Shar Designs said...

I want to live in your yarn room.

Sharon said...

Jayne I'm drooling over your stash and I love how you have your room set up ;)

Shaz x

delias said...

Jayne,
If I ever get rich and famous, will you be my own personal knitter and dyer???? LOL!

I envy your skill!

Delias

BabyLongLegs said...

I'd love my own yarn room!!!
Thats so cool, Jayne :)

Love
Sarah xXx

Zillah said...

It's so great to have a space to clal your own. Beautiful room. Also, I love your new beautiful yarns!

Teresa said...

What an awesome space. Congratulations and isn't it the best place in the whole world?