Project Knit-Room

I have been very jealous since “Project ManCave”.

Project ManCave was where we took a nasty, grubby little bedroom full of boxes of Ben’s toys and general Geekery…

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…redecorated, replaced the carpet with a lovely rug (which can be found at various NW Rugs locations) due to a leaking radiator incident…

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and created the perfect Gaming Geek room with shelving for games and a handknitted Sackboy...

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Great for Ben…..What about ME??!!

For the last year, my Knitterly possessions have languished like this…

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In an equally horrible environment in need of some love….

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Time to create the Knit-Room πŸ™‚ Which also has to double as a guest room.Β  If you know me, you’ll know that being invited to share a room with my precious stash is indeed an honour. (It’s share with the stash or endure a night with Ben’s beautifully hand painted Games Workshop miniatures of Orcs, Trolls and monsters staring down at you all night!)

……. Not sure about that name…”Knittery”? Yarnarium? Any better ideas out there for the Knit-Room??

All my “still packed up from the house move” yarn, books and equipment has been moved to another room while the Knit-Room was scrubbed, prepared and painted plain white.

Nothing too difficult or heartbreaking, huh?….

Painting done, we decided to whip the carpet cleaner over the carpet….

Oh Dear. πŸ˜₯

Once the carpet was moistened, we were aware that there were several patches of ancient cat wee on the carpet. ICK, ICK EWWW! (Definitely not Thug and Mewsley’s work!!)

After trying every trick on the internet to get rid of the smell (and actually making it much worse), it was obvious thatΒ  no yarn could be stored in the stinky room and we certainly couldn’t ask a guest to sleep in there – it was revolting.

One carpet, rapidly on the way to the dump.

I now have a clean, fragrant but rather empty room.

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While waiting for the replacement carpet I have spent many happy hours planning the room layout so it can accommodate a sofa bed for me to sit and knit on (and maybe a guest to use), yarn storage, knit book storage and “other crafty things” storage.

Good old IKEA even had some inspiration for me in one of their Business catalogues…

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(Click the picture to see it larger – that really is wool in the shelves and needles and yarn in vases as ornaments!! πŸ˜€ )

Hmmmm, looks pretty but the yarn would get dusty and moths would love it…My yarn needs doors! (And rather a lot of plastic bags πŸ˜‰ )

So I have decided on this layout….

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Beddinge (sofabed) and one wardrobe I already had, Billy is a bookcase and Norden is a gateleg table. I think you can guess who the ginger one is!

Nice Mr Ikea delivers tomorrow…the suspense is killing me…watch this space πŸ˜€

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  1. Sara
    Sara October 26, 2010 at 1:20 am |

    I am so jealous that you have extra rooms for geeking and yarn! So lucky!

  2. Helen
    Helen October 26, 2010 at 9:19 am |

    I love Ikea! Even though I had to traipse back with the last think I bought because it wasn’t made properly. But I’m planning another trip next week (after half term!) to get a few more bits to finish off my conservatory/craft room, and I’m squeezing in another unit in the living room too – one of the ones with four cubes that you put baskets in, it’ll be perfect for me WIPs.

  3. Tricia F
    Tricia F October 26, 2010 at 10:58 am |

    Lucky, lucky you to have two rooms for each of you to ‘play’ in. I have to share my craft area with my Eldest son who keeps coming back home so neither of us has much space. Half my knitting stash has to stay in the living room or our own bedroom. One unhappy hubby most of the time.
    Can’t wait to see the finished storage here.
    x Tricia

  4. Jo
    Jo October 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm |

    It’s going to be fab, can’t wait to see it finished. How I would love a craft room.

  5. Jacqui
    Jacqui October 26, 2010 at 2:12 pm |

    I don’t mean to annoy you, but…..

    What happens to Norden when the bed extends? There doesn’t seem to be enough room.

  6. Jacqui
    Jacqui October 26, 2010 at 2:51 pm |

    I shall tell no one πŸ˜‰

  7. pip
    pip October 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm |

    brilliant!… I love Ikea πŸ™‚ can’t wait to see your fabulous new knit haven!

  8. Joan
    Joan October 26, 2010 at 6:11 pm |

    I can’t wait to see the room completed, the plans look fabulous!

  9. josiekitten
    josiekitten October 31, 2010 at 7:54 pm |

    It will be fabulous when it’s all done! And I’m so pleased that you’ve allowed space for the Great Ginger One!

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