I know I am very lucky to finally have my own work space. When I first started machine knitting, I used my antique dining room table for over a year. Then I had a desk for three years. Then we moved here and I was able to have my own space, and of course, have expanded my yarn and machine collection to fill that space.
That means though, when something happens to my space, it's a complete disruption in my creative life. And that's another thing that's been messing with my life lately!
Another leak in the basement. We had the first one about 8 months after moving in. We wondered why there was water damage on the bottom of the bar when we moved in. Then we found out!
I've had my studio space fairly well organized, though a little cluttered since it was also serving as storage space. It tended to be cold and a little damp down there, with not a whole lot of natural light. We've toyed with the idea of moving my space to my son's bedroom upstairs and making him a bedroom downstairs....but I'm not ready for a teen hermit :)
One day in early March, after a warm spell, I was down in my area getting some yarn. I noticed that the laminate floor was pouffy and raised in areas near an outside wall. It had the same look as when the drain pipe came off the furnace and we had a little river. And, even worse, if I stood in one spot, my foot got damp!
I cleaned up, and moved things around for when Rob got home. This was not on our agenda for quite some time, but you can't leave a water leak!
I encouraged him to take up the floor and he had to start over by the back wall (inside wall). The drain area seemed fine, so it wasn't a back up.
I can finally get back to business down there, though I don't even know what I want to do first...there's so many things I want to do (especially after fondling nearly ALL my yarn!). There's also some sewing I want to do. I feel a little overwhelmed. So, I bought two 50gr balls of cheap yarn at a discount store. $2.26. LOL.
Yarn In: 100gr + 5092gr = 5192gr
Yarn Out: 1504gr
Balance: 3688gr more brought IN than out
Cost: $2.26 + $155.71 = $157.97/93 days = $1.70/day
While I am at about half of what I brought IN compared to last year (much of that was a donation), I am at way less for output. Partly because I haven't totalled up a bunch of stuff yet, and I've been making a lot of little hats that use only 40-50gr each. Need to do some more big stuff!