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…
…redecorated, replaced the carpet (due to a leaking radiator incident)…
and created the perfect Gaming Geek room with shelving for games and a handknitted Sackboy...
Great for Ben…..What about ME??!!
For the last year, my Knitterly possessions have languished like this…
In an equally horrible environment in need of some love….
Time to create the Knit-Room 🙂 Which also has to double as a guest room. 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. 😥
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 that 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.
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…
(Click the picture to see it larger – that really is wool in the shelves and needles and yarn in vases as ornaments!! 😀 )
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 😉 )
So I have decided on this layout….
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 😀