Monday, February 2, 2009

My Mess



For the last couple of hours I've been in my studio winding yarn, as I do most nights (really, we should be called yarn winders rather than yarn dyers, since I feel like I spend 90% of my time winding yarn and only 10% dying). And as I looked around I thought to myself "This place is a mess!". I have a very small studio and so it doesn't take much for it to become 'a mess'. But then I stopped complaining to myself for a minute and actually looked around. I had my camera handy, so I took a couple of photos sitting in my spinny chair. And I realized that I was like a man who lived in one of those secret treasure troves (the type guarded by dragons) complaining about how there is gold everywhere-- such a mess! I am literally surrounded by yarn. Spread out covering the entire floor are skeins of yarn awaiting labeling and packing to be sent to customers. On the table are baskets filled with samples and odds and ends of yarn that I use for swatching and experimenting with designs. Behind that are the bins I keep the undyed yarn in, and further back you can see the closet filled with cones of yarn. On the other side is a pile of yarn awaiting re-skeining. Yes, its a mess. But its not a bad mess to be in at all!

5 comments:

Knit Witch said...

That's funny. You and I are living parallel lives! Exactly - I spend so much time skeining it is crazy! I'm with you though - I love doing it and being surrounded by all the beautiful colors and sheepy smells is heavenly!

Ivy said...

Beautiful! You live in a crafty, creative world. :)

Andrea said...

Oh, what a good description! It must sometimes feel “magical” to be surrounded by so much yarn, but I would imagine that at other times, it must be overwhelming! The good news, is it sounds like you know what each pile of yarn is, so there is actually organization, just lack of space……which is not always something you can change……

Turtle said...

i would call that an organized mess that's not too messy! Want to see my garage? The xmas lights and decorations are waiting to be coiled and packed away, guess what i get to do if i do not get called into work today, fun...not!

Anna Marie said...

I agree with Turtle! I think it looks like you have all the yarn organized in piles and really know exactly where everything goes. I think a mess is where you can't find what you are looking for. It definitely looks like someplace fun to be.