Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Friday, April 01, 2005
Flash my Stash
I wasn't going to do this. But I feel I need to. So many are generously showing off their studios and stash. Well, you deserve to see some of the mess I call home. I say some because I can't take pictures of all the nooks and crannies that I hide yarn and fiber. Ok, I can't remember all the places it's hidden. I swear the next people to live here will be finding wool and yarn 10 years after I'm gone.
Lets start with the Spawn's room that is not even close to cleared out.
Yes, each of those boxes has fiber or yarn. It is 3 boxes deep. There is one wheel and wool in the living room at the moment and the other wheel is on the other side of this room. More stash will be cleared soon
Now we'll go downstairs where I'm trying to fit all the stash.
This is in the sink area where I do all the dying.
That's about 50-70 lbs of wool. I can't believe I admitted that. Yes there are bags on top of bags and some under the table and over.
This is one of the corners where bags of wool are stuffed. These are for my use but I might let some of it go so I can stuff some of the boxes from Spawn's room here.
Now we head to where I do my sewing and all. It's a long basement room.
To take this photo I'm sitting on my cutting table that has a big file of my patterns and has 4 boxes of specialty fabric and current projects waiting to be cut. What you see is the machines to the left and more current projects (back up/really old machines under the table. Boxes of fabric and projects. What you don't see to the right is a row of 6 foot high shelving. Currently there are 3 filled with cloth and I'm going to get 2 more so hopefully the wool can live there happily too. Does this stuff still count as stash if it's used for work?
This is the closet at the end of the room where most of the yarn and fiber personal use is.
This is the door with a shoe rack full of small yarn quantities and you can also see the top shelf of boxes with yarn and fiber.
This is one side of the closet. I cut off part of one shelving thing (not on purpose). Sadly there is more stashed away behind each of the shelving things.
The other side. You can see yarn, 2 rows deep in parts and then raw fleeces waiting for summer to be picked and washed outside.
I think the only large stashy place I didn't show is my chair in the living room. I sit in a corner with books and a hutch (filled with yarn) to one side, the other side has 2 baskets of porjects in the waiting. And behind the chair there are a few projects. There is no good way to take a picture and really, do you need to see more stash?