Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A Work of Art

(oh yeah, Dogs on Thursday, too!)

Sock yarn has a tendency to take over my life. Well, if not my whole life, at least my craft nook. This is a picture of my former knitting storage.

Messy? Very! Everything was in a mish-mash-muddle, and I could barely open the drawers, they were so chock full of sock yarn.

I had run out of room in the armoire, and just piled shopping bags full of yarn on top of the cedar chest, and then when that became unwieldy, I set up a card table and piled more crap on top of that. Yuck.
What a mess. How did I even know what I had? You may notice that I'm writing in the past tense...that's because I have the best dad in the world. For my birthday a couple of weeks ago, he gave me a great table on wheels that I could use for my swift and yarn winder. Yay - no more card table with only three good legs that threatened to collapse every time I walked by it! What a great dad! Another example of his greatness? From time to time, he will ask "What can I do to make things better for you?" Last week I had an answer! After some discussion and sketches and many hours in his garage, this is the result:Isn't it a beauty?
That is all sock yarn in the cubby holes. My spinning accessories decorate the top and my faithful spinning wheel sits in front of the cedar chest. The Shelly Kang Mitred Square Blankie (in-progress) sits in the basket in the center of the chest, and the baskets on each side hold my home-spun yarn.
Much neater! I know exactly what I have, and isn't it a thing of beauty? A true work of art. no? Here it is with the table. Best Dad in the World!


Oh yeah, it's Thursday, so I have to mention the dogs..... Emma and Tara think they have the Best Grampa in the World! P.S. Those who guessed that the fabric in the last post is destined to become Snuggles, you're right! Of course, I'm too busy at the moment rearranging sock yarn...

17 comments:

Shelly Kang said...

That looks great - I would love a shelf like that! You do have an awesome dad!

Channon said...

What a dad! And what a yarn collection. ;)

becky c. said...

Wow!! I might have to send my Dad a link to your blog and see if it triggers any awesome Dad behavior.

Thalia said...

WOW. Oooh, what an awesome Dad! Your craft room is now gorgeous with things put away but still on display... brilliant.

Stephanie said...

Nice! That's a great idea for yarn storage.

dogquilter said...

What a great dad! Emma & Tara must be right, they certainly are cutie pies!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to email my Dad a link to this.

Your multitask spoiler

Jennifer Lori said...

That is the most amazing knitting corner/wall/stash area ever! You are one lucky knitter!

Criquette said...

Your dad rocks! What gorgeous handiwork. I do believe I am turning green with envy.

Marion said...

How lucky you are to have a dad that is talented enough to make such a nice yarn storage unit. Way to go, Dad!

Anonymous said...

cool!

its like you have a mini-yarnstore...

excellent design.

halfasheep said...

You don't have to beg for comments on this! WOW. Double WOW. Will your dad adopt me? Pretty please?

silfert said...

Very cool, indeed! Definitely a happy ending to what sounds like a rough week. Hope you're feeling better now... :)

Mrs. H (aka MrsAych) said...

That is so SQUEE-WORTHY! What an awesome dad!

And the girls are absolutely adorable. :)

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

That.is.awesome!!!! And, Emma and Tara are always precious.

Nichole said...

That is simply beautious... what an AWESOME dad you have!!!!!!!!! I'm jealous!

Firefly Nights said...

What a great new work area. Everything looks so good together and the new yarn rack lets the colors show. Very nice.