Pirate-Husband is starting to complain about my yarn and fiber stuff being everywhere. To that end, this weekend I’m going to begin the renovation of my room. First, everything needs to be taken out of it. Then, I’ll paint the inside of the closet white, so that it’s easier to see stuff in there. I have a half-gallon of white paint left over from when we did the bedroom closets, or I wouldn’t bother. We’re going to replace the bowed particle-board shelves with wooden ones, and build a corner desk that fits underneath the loft. I have to pick a color to paint the room, and we’ll do that too. The high ceiling might be tricky, but I think we can do it ourselves. Once things are done, I can hang out in there instead of in the master bedroom! I think the wheel and carder will still live in the master bedroom, since there’s a perfect little niche for it there (and not enough space in my room), but the rest of everything will have a new home.
The room isn’t very large, as the ceiling slopes down to the floor, so I’ll be looking for the most space-efficient way to arrange things. In addition to the yarn and fiber collection, there’s a half-ton of other art supplies, many books, and two computers (a laptop and a desktop) to manage. I love organizing, although I’m not always very organized, so I’m looking forward to buying little baskets and things to keep all my stuff in.
What does this have to do with knitting and spinning? Not much, really, other than that I’ll be able to better organize my yarn, fiber and patterns. A well-designed, welcoming workspace in nice colors will make me more likely to spend lots of time in it. If you were building a work area that was going to be for computering, other art, and also knitting, what would you include? How would you set it up?