Dirty Jobs

knittingIf you have visions of being a yarn shop owner, sitting in a comfy chair knitting with a cup of tea and a cat on your lap…well that’s not how it happens. The past few weeks I’ve looked more like this – dirty
It started with a big rearranging of the shop, and a new look for the windows- window window2
Then we flipped a bunch of furniture around- store1knorthupstore3store5store4 Recovered chairs with old sweaters we never got around to finishing – chairs2chairs1
Made room for new yarns that will start rolling in soon- newyarn
We cleared all of the extraneous stuff out of the dressing room- dressignroom
Set up a new area for sale stuff- sale And cleaned all of the junk out of the hallway- hallway
We didn’t stop there. I also tackled the store room, including our upstairs storage that had turned into a mountain of stuff. In the past week I have:

  • Been to the dump, which is an experience! It is quite thrilling to shove old junk into the pit of doom knowing it will never return.
  • Honed my electrical skills, including rewiring a vacuum plug and replacing fluorescent bulbs
  • Used power tools, and no one got hurt!

You’ll be glad to know I stopped short of tackling some plumbing issues for fear that I could 1) flood the place and/or 2) have to shut off the water and call for professional help leaving us with no potty. I know my limits.
I have also made new friends, including a long hair guy named James who is getting ready to rip the front off of the building. YAY! This project is long overdue. He’s hoping to get to us by late September/early October.
This upcoming renovation, along with 21 years of stuff stacking up, was my motivation. It will be easier to navigate all of our impending construction activity when we’re not having to crawl over piles of stuff.
Now we’re just left to pace the floor, watching for the UPS man bringing yarn and a hippie guy bringing power tools. As usual, I’ll keep you posted!


  • rczb

    25.08.2014 at 18:21 Reply

    Love the chair covers! (And the new t-shirts. Now I have to decide if I really want to wear the word “Hooker” across my chest!)

  • pindy4176

    01.09.2014 at 13:17 Reply

    Wow, Keely, and wow again! I can’t wait to see all the changes when I’m there next weekend! It looks spectacular in the photos, and I’m sure they don’t do your work justice.

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