Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Adjustment

I am in awe of my yarn even though it's really not that great. I recently received and put together 3 IKEA  cabinets to hold it all. They are very tall and full of yarn and knitting books. They have glass doors on top and a series of drawers below, made from soft Spruce wood stained a pale gray brown. Two of the big drawers have fabric in them. The rest holds about 80% of my stash. It's all organized. It's all beautiful: lace weight here, sock yarn there. I can stand and gaze at it or just paw through it. 





Terrible, just terrible. When it was stashed away in places where it probably shouldn't have been, I had to use my imagination. I would stealthily get it out and peer at it under poor lighting conditions. Maybe I would put it away again or maybe I'd get to work with it and make something wonderful. I would lie in bed at night and make plans. Now it looks at me face on. Pick me! Pick me! I retreat in horror to knit on a sock. I am unaccustomed to this openness. I'll get over it. Just give me a few days.

4 comments:

Julie said...

I love it, looks great. Wonder how many cabinets I'd need....

Raveller said...

I like having my yarn, books and tools in the same room. Even just one cabinet for the books, lace and sock yarn would be good, I think. Not knitting much yet though.

kristieinbc said...

I love IKEA! Your cabinets are beautiful and I am sure you will soon get used to having your yarn front and center, calling for your attention!

Mary Lou said...

They look perfect! I'm glad they arrived safe and sound. My problem is they would never stay that organized.