January 14, 2011
This is my favorite cabinet. I found this at an antique store when we expanded our Loopy space a couple of years ago, and it quickly found a home here. It has housed many different yarns. I had it full of Wollmeise once, but of course that never stays in there very long. This used to be in someone’s general store and it’s huge. Right now, we have moved the yarn out and put bags in there instead. (I love bags. You know that about me! We’ll continue to offer you fun bags. More are always in the works. This week the Baggu Bags came in, which is what you see on the left side. Those will be up in Monday’s Update.)
As I was taking this photo, I realized that this would be a perfect piece of furniture for a knitting room (or a knitting corner, or a knitting wall.) You could put stash in many of the cubbies, but you could also put different projects in some of the cubbies. I think if I filled the cubbies with my works in progress, I might stop casting on. There’s nothing like being confronted with tangible evidence that things have gotten out of hand. (Maybe I’d be better off putting the WIP’s in the drawers. Yeah, that’s what I’ll do.) At the moment, I don’t have any room in my house for a cabinet this big. But maybe someday I’ll re-do things and find a wall for it. When I do, I’m totally taking it back from Loopy for my Knitting Central Zone in my house.
This month’s contest question: Do you have a Knitting Central Zone in your house? Or do you have supplies and projects spread all over the place? (You know, sometimes when you spread it around, it doesn’t look like you have so much of it. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.) Leave us a comment and we’ll draw random winners next week. We’ll be sending the winners a $35 Loopy Ewe Gift Certificate so that you can find something fun to add to your treasure of stash. (Or a new bag to contain your stash. Did you know I like bags?)
While you’re thinking about knitting areas, you might check out our photo gallery of knitting storage ideas. Feel free to submit some photos of your yarn area, if you’d like. We love getting a peek at how others organize their projects and yarn.