For the last year, all of my knitting supplies have wandered aimlessly through the house. The yarn squatted in a corner by the bookshelf, my tools and current projects took up residence on the dining room table, and my pattern books scattered to just about every room in the house. It was starting to get a little ridiculous.
Part of the problem was I didn’t really have a “thing” that could hold everything or a place where everything could be organized. That all changed this week.
Years ago, my Grandma told me she wanted me to have her sewing cabinet. This week my Grandpa told me I could take it home. It’s an old and beautiful piece of furniture that held all of her thread, needles, buttons, and scissors. As a child, I spent many hours sitting beside it while learning how to sew. Over the years, its been refinished many times with varnish, paint, and new knobs, but it always looks the same to me! No matter what, I will always see my Grandma opening those drawers.
I was so excited to bring my Grandma’s sewing cabinet home! I stayed up late polishing the wood and cleaning out the drawers. It turns out all my knitting needles fit in the bottom drawer and all my knitting tools fit perfectly into the sections for spools of thread. Finally, a “thing” for my knitting stuff!
I scooted the cabinet into a bay window and everything else just fell into place. The yarn baskets fit snuggly along the side wall. A magazine holder my Grandpa made holds all my previously scattered knitting magazines. Likewise, a wooden stool he made is now a “shelf” for all of my pattern books. The top of the cabinet is the new home for my current project and knitting journal. In addition, a craft lamp I’ve haven’t used in years finally has a place to sit (that isn’t in a closet).
My little knitting nook makes me want to knit even more than I already do. It’s cozy, warm, and holds beautiful memories of my grandparents. It just doesn’t get any better than that!
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What’s your favorite thing this week?
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