Only a few people have been in the room of chaos, aka the Knitty office. It's dangerous in there. Stuff on every surface, boxes of yarn for specific tasks, piled on top of other similarly filled boxes, knitting books overflowing everywhere, stuff waiting to be reviewed in a bin under the window. Plus my own personal stash and assorted crapola. I do believe in the principles of feng shui -- namely that if your surfaces are cluttered and you have no place to put anything, it makes you cranky. My office makes me very cranky.
Enter Magiker from the store of storage desperation: Ikea. There is something in the name which inspires hope -- maybe it will magically make me organized!
It is tall, and it has many cubbies, much like the ubiquitous cubbied shelves the Sheep uses [as do many other yarn shops]. The cubbies will hold yarn, books, knitting bags, everything. I am big on the categorization, and this makes me very happy. Up with cubbies!
As a result, the Blythe cabinet has been moved into my bedroom, where it will now serve as a bookshelf as well as home to the creepy 5. I expect some flak from hub, but there's really no other place for it.
The Magiker is still boxed in the hallway. Waiting for hub to be mentally prepared to but the bugger together. There will be pictures afterward. I want to celebrate the organization.
Three hours later:
- it's done
- it's really huge
- no, really -- it's bigger than you thought it was
- it's bigger than *i* thought it was, that's for sure
- ikea has seriously improved their construction systems AND instructions since the last time i put a fiberboard cabinet together. i'm impressed
not done yet, but almost. just have to put the shelves in. pics tomorrow. i have SO MUCH STORAGE SPACE!!