Sunday, May 13, 2007

New Knitting Room

After the move to Wyoming, I put all my knitting things in a closet in the basement. Our basement is unfinished and once we finish it, I'll have a craft room down there. Woo hoo! Except that I have come to realize that isn't going to happen any time soon. And I got tired of trooping to the basement and digging through boxes in a closet every time I needed something, which turns out to be quite often.

So I turned our guest room into my knitting room! Ta Da!
The good news: I love it! The bad news: anyone who visits has to sleep with my yarn and unfinished knitting projects staring at them all night.

This move has made me accept two facts:
1) I have a lot of yarn. Before the move I seriously believed that I didn't have THAT much yarn. And just for the record, it doesn't all fit in my storage system.

2) I have a lot of unfinished projects. I kind of knew this, but I wouldn't admit to the full extent of the problem. And just for the record, the unfinished projects don't fit in the storage system either.

I really want all of my knitting things to fit in this storage system. So I have decided that I have to finish two projects before I can start a new one. Now, unlike Brooke's committment to finishing projects, there are no consequences if I fail. Only my own soul-wrenching, crippling guilt. (Which probably won't be that wrenching or crippling.) I'm hoping that fitting all of my knitting paraphernalia into the storage system will be incentive enough.

Of course finishing projects still doesn't deal with the amount of yarn. I think the only way to reduce the amount of yarn is the stop housework altogether and focus solely on knitting.