October 29, 2007
Well, we’re still waiting on a few things for our Loopy Room here, but I thought I’d give you a few fun photos! Here’s our entry. This was already part of the office space and we weren’t really sure what to do with it. But the red cabinet was perfect there. We’re still working on the area. This is also where your packages sit and wait for the new mailman to pick them up. This route is “up for grabs” so every day there is a substitute postman working the route. They did, however, arrange for a special 2 pm special pickup for us every day “due to the volume of boxes”, so that shouldn’t deter anyone from bidding on this route, right? Did I tell you that the first day we had boxes to go out, the “carrier pickup” notice went to the wrong place, so our old postman Terry came to the new place to pick up all of your boxes just to be nice? This is a different town and zone than he is in, so that was really above and beyond the call of duty. He’s a nice guy and we’ll miss him. (He did enjoy seeing the new space, though!)
My favorite part is our sign when you walk in. We had a smaller sign in our old Loopy Room, and no Loopy. I love this one! WH made it for me. Lucky for me this is one of the things he does in his graphics business, or I wouldn’t have been able to afford it – ha! Loopy makes me smile every time I come in in the mornings. I’m kinda fond of him. We will eventually have an island of shorter shelves in front of this section, too.
Now to the right of this area, is the little kitchenette where our red microwave and our red coffee pot reside. You might remember me grumbling about finding this $99 coffee maker and not spending the money on it. However, my mom put her researching skills to work, found it for less, and ordered it as a “
house office-warming gift”. So now we get our coffee from the red coffee maker. (Thanks to Knitting Daughter being a Starbucks Barista, we also have plenty of good coffee to go in the machine.) Have you noticed that there are a lot of red kitchen things out on the market nowadays? I love it! Of course our little area is small and we don’t need pots and pans and other gadgets (no stove or anything.) It has been fun to see all of the options out there, though.
To the left of the big Loopy sign area, is the long part of our L-shaped office space. Note the empty shelves at the beginning of the rows – room to grow! That will be short-lived, because we have enough new yarn lines coming in to fill all of them up, but for the moment, it looks like room to grown. I love having a space for all of the yarn to STAY in. I used to spend most Saturdays unboxing all of the new yarn from the week, re-arranging what we had in the Loopy Room, and finding spots for the new stuff. Check out the cool shelves that WH built for us to be able to peg some skeins. I find it hard to walk by that shelf and not pull a few skeins off to start knitting up. It’s very tempting.
Here’s Susan, hard at work, as usual. When you call in to us, Susan or I are the ones who answer the phone. We’re here the most. She was not a knitter when she started here, but she has completed her first scarf and I have high hopes that socks are in her future, sometime. She does find plenty of yarn and colorways that are hard to pass up! Susan is also mom to Carly, who is our Loopy Elf Jr. in the summers and on an occasional school break.
We also have a little corner with a couch (yes, of course it’s red!) so that both of my kids will come and hang out with me. So far, it’s working. Knitting Daughter pops by on her way home from school and also comes to do homework if we’re working here at night. College Guy was here while he was home this weekend. He got my email set up here (YAY!!) and did some other computer maintenance, and then he and my dad put a bunch more shelves together for us. Guess who else has visited here? Zoe! (Shhh – it’s a secret. Not every day. Just once in awhile. And I did get permission.) Gracie will have to come next.
So that’s the state of Loopification at the moment. I wish you could all come and see us in person. We could sit and knit on the Loopy Red Couch! Maybe one of these days.
And did you catch today’s Sneak Up? Sheepaints, Numma Numma, Perchance to Knit Cashmere, Cherry Tree Hill’s newest colorway Cherry Blossom, The Plucky Knitter Lace, Chewy Spaghetti Sport, Fleece Artist Seawool, Ham’s Jam Yarn Cruisers in 2 new colors, Knitspot patterns, New Monica Knits patterns, Seacoast Superwash Sock (new colors!), and Loopy/Louise/Bart stitchmarkers again. Lots of fun stuff!