But I love it! I sit and admire it, I take every opportunity to walk through it, and I had my first really good's night sleep after it was finished. (In the night, I'd wake . . . wrestling with things I wanted to get done: one whole night I lost 3 hrs of sleep, thinking about the wall calendar I'd make the next day!) But now, despite whatever other parts of the reno remain un-done, my knitting cave gives me peace and brings me home!
In addition, here's one she did later . . . of a sick girl in bed. (Don't you love the look on her face?) This one is cross-stitch embroidery rather than needlepoint--which, as you probably know, goes much faster. It sits on a wall opposite my knitting cave--a wall dedicated to family art (already in-hand or yet to come).
For those of you equally challenged by space, I recommend the following:
- the up filer--shown in the photo below--instead of an on-the-floor filing cabinet (Other, not-so-used files are in the basket of my rolling cart.)
- the ISO daybed--shown in the photo above (I really do need a space for a guest. Plus it's a comfy chair and recliner when not laid out to bed size.)
- using the upper wall space for wire shelves that hold baskets of yarn--also shown in the photo above (numbered and recorded on my computer)
the products you see
Thanks to the internet for allowing me to find the following products that I would never have been able to otherwise access.
BTW, I am in no way paid of even acknowledged for my mention of these things. I only put the information here to save any who are interested from having to ask.
- For the up filer system, http://www.westervilledesign.com/universal-vertical-rack1.html.
- For the ISO daybed, I can't find the company's website, so all I can give you is this: http://mikazahome.com/product_info.php?cPath=3_37&products_id=982. Perhaps you are better at navigating the internet to find the company itself?
- For anyone who wants to know about the wall calendar, here's the DIY site
for that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ7aRvt8H5c. I did it with my
granddaughter, and you might imagine her responsible for the uneven
cutting and glueing . . . but . . . no, that would be me. Like an errant
child, I love my calendar for all its flaws and idiosyncrasies. (But I
do wonder what the people in the hardware store think when we walk off
with 42 paint chips?)