As we’ve talked about, my little home, my little haven, my little apartment is only 10 x 20 feet. But, after having been homeless, I’m sure you can imagine how happy I am to have it. I’m about to sign my third lease. Yup! I’ll have lived in this little apartment for two full years now and look forward to a third. So, my friends and I started agreeing that we should decorate it more, make it solidly mine, get creative with the limited space and turn this into a long term home.
This little corner of my apartment has become my little “knit space.” I think every knitter truly could use a good spot to knit in, to keep the world quietly at bay while you pray with your stitches all the joy and hope you hope to convey with your projects, to be alone with your stash and read what they’d like to one day be. Yeah, I think every knitter needs a good “knit space.”
With the help of some super discounted bookcases from Walmart, a $4 reed fencing from Home Depot, a coupon for half off of artwork at Hobby Lobby, and a chair found on the side of the road, I think we did a good job in turning this little corner into a charming spot for me to work, for me to dream, for me to spend another lovely year in this little flat creatively pursuing hope for the future.
I think it came out rather nicely. And the best part? I got to put all my great yarn on display. Finally pulled them out of boxes and lined them up nicely on shelves for everyone to see, for me to scan and conceive of what my next bear would look like. Ha! And you can see my military rucksack which doubles as my very own manly knitting bag 🙂 Oh! And see that big ol’ mug on the desk? My coffee cup. Never empty….
So, it’s a good way to look to the future. To hold it close with a sense of hopeful accomplishment and safety. To find momentum in the things, places, settings, and faces that inspire. To surround yourself with the things you need to inspire good moments in life.
Next up? I’m saving my pennies for a microwave. A microwave would be nice 🙂
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