Before we tour my bead room, a note to new commenters to the blog. I love everyone’s comments, except for all the spam I have been getting. Therefore, if you haven’t commented here before, your comment will require my approval before it goes up. If you want anyone else to see your comment, I suggest it not read like this: “Youre the ones with the brains here. Im whaticng for your posts” or “I thank you humbly for snaharig your wisdom.” Weirdest spam, but M said these were “entry” comments to see if I was paying attention. Bad spam was sure to follow.
Let’s tour the Bead Room! a.k.a. my craft room. Last weekend I got it all reorganized and cleaned. I call it the bead room, because when we first moved here, I did beading and no knitting. Now I do 90% knitting and 5% beading/jewelry making and 5% other (sometimes referred to as playing solitaire on one’s iPad). From the door:
My knitting books with a yoga bolster in the corner so I can pretend to work on my posture while perusing patterns:
Red leather chair for knitting and reading (when I’ve given up on having good posture):
Counter-height work space that I use as a standing computer desk, because standing is healthier than sitting (I’m currently typing this while sitting in the red leather chair (with bad posture)):
Low work area for when sitting is necessary for fine motor skill tasks (or I’m too lazy to stand). And I absolutely deny that the white chest of drawers is full of sock yarn. No comment on whether it is 2/3 full:
Massive shelving storage for beads and beading books (and M’s woodworking and gardening books–orchid growing requires lots of books), a place to stack small project bags that isn’t called a floor, ditto for the camera backpack.
The cool thing is, M helped me get the supplies and make the set up so that shelving storage becomes a small photo studio. I did this set up today in less than 5 min, which included forgetting and then remembering how to set up the light stands so that they wouldn’t fall over.
With repositioning the lights and the camera a bit, I can then snap photos of yarn (or cocktails if one is trying to make M happy) that come out like this (with minimal tinkering):
Top: Dream in Color Everlasting 8 ply sock yarn in Passion
Middle: String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Caper Sock in Shale
Bottom: Crafts Meow Gelato in Campfire Marshmallow