Caryll Designs' Homestead Studio
Well it may have taken us 20 years but it's
finally all come together! Here's a view of what is now my studio but was our
main living quarters for 8 years while we built the log house. And when I say
"our" I do mean every body shared the same roof in the "old
world" tradition! The only real challenge was remembering to keep the doors
shut and the critters outside. This isn't very sharp but there are 5 sheep (Baabs
is guarding the front door as usual) and
one dog lounging on the front porch while Crazy Horse snoozes in the yard. One
thing I have learned, if you have property and want fencing, get the critters
first as undeniable fencing incentive!
Here it is today after being completely remodeled
with the shed enclosed, now my yarn room, an open porch added to the back of the
yarn room where
I do my dyeing, new rodent-proof steel siding, and new insulated windows. A new productive life! Needless to say,
this is where I spend the majority of my time.
|In the main portion of the building (20x30
feet) I now have room for 4
knitting machines (2 Passap E6000's, one Brother Bulky 270, one Brother
970), a work table, a large utility sink with counters and storage in the
back corner between the windows, a computer
workstation, and an ever-growing knitting library upstairs in the loft along with a futon
for lounging and pondering my next project.