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the Homely Home Part 2: more news December 7, 2012

Putting together my new knitting “micro environment” has been a real blast!

What are the bottom-line essentials in this stitching habitat?

Good lighting ( picture window / or elbow-armed floor lamp)

Amusing media ( netflix or itunes or gasp, antenna TV)

Coffee, tea or snacks! ( kitchen pantry just steps away!)

But missing? Really comfy seating~!

Now my olde leather couch is a pretty and stable work-horse. But it was just so rigid! In its previous house, it was used more like a soft chaise – with feet almost up and body perpendicular to the cushions.

Here it is straight on to the rest of the room and while knitting, I felt somehow like I was back in Sunday School, trying to stop sliding around on that miserable wooden pew. (Ever wonder why they call ‘em “pew”? More like PU – get me outta here!)

Any way all that’s changed now. (Phew.)

If it’s possible to have a crush on a piece of furniture, GUILTY!

From the textured cheetah upholstery to the little Louis the whatever turned wooden legs, I’m in love!

And my legs, feet and back are saying “thanks, I needed that…”

(gratuitous holiday WIP added for actual knitting content.)

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