My yarn room *slash* guest room has always been a bit of a mess. Okay okay, a lot of a mess. But over the course of last week it’s finally getting into shape – helped not in any small way by Billy. Yes Billy of Ikea fame. Who knew all i needed were extra shelves to help make sense of my chaos?
I wish I had before pictures to show… but those of you (esp FIL & MIL!) who have stayed know the total chaos that is our spare room. Weirdly it didn’t feel like a lot of work to tidy up… maybe it was the Shanghai flu messing with my mind. Anyways, here it is, our new & improved study/Socktopus HQ/spare room for important guests (after all, I wouldn’t share my stash with just anyone!)
We’ll come back to my mini library of yarn shortly. My work area is in the far left corner, the other side of the sofa.
Facing the sofa is hubby’s desk where he does his thang on the most ancient laptop ever.
Coming back to my Billy shelves – here is my yarn library. It doesn’t really look that tidy in the photo, but really, I promise, it is. I can actually find things! I can see at a glance where everything is. Thank you Billy!
And a little teaser for the Socktopus Cornwall Retreat attendees (there are still 9 available spots if you’d like to join us – click here or button on the right)… these are photos from Ruth Robinson, the ceramicist making our special edition retreat mugs. The mugs are hand thrown porcelain with a hand cut logo – Ruth made the stamp for the logo, stamped them in clay then cut them out with strips of metal. They look so cool. The process is pretty time intensive: the logo is stamped, then hand cut. The mugs are thrown, the handles pulled. Once the logo and handles are attached to the body the mugs are wrapped up for slow drying. Ruth says the slower they dry the better, especially with porcelain. Then comes bisque firing (which should take place in a couple weeks). The final step is to glaze and stoneware fire them up.