The Experiment House had itself blessed yesterday in fine style.
In what I can only hope was a representative sample of activities within its walls, the whole place was filled with humans, sprinkled with holy water and collects [pronounced CALL-eckts; it’s an Anglican thing], then there were many hours of eating and lady priests playing video games.
So that we could have people view our living space without covering myself in shame, this party meant that we finally finished the basement. It’s sort of like living in a really large dorm room, or an economy apartment without the kitchen (and with an enormous bathroom), but it’s much more open than our last place, and looks to be perfect for our needs.
When you come down the steps, you are met by the living room/work room. The entertainment center has been partially repurposed for yarn display, and the couch and coffee table are my equivalent of a desk and chair. (I don’t do desks or chairs.)
At the base of the steps, rotate 45 degrees to get the best view of the whole basement.
Something about the one-room setup makes me feel so free. Maybe it’s having floorspace for a change. The flourescent lighting and pale walls are a bit much, but I think I’m going to love it in the depths of winter When All Other Lights Go Out.
Turn another 90 degrees and you see Jared’s little workstation nestled under the stairs. This is starting to feel like an Ikea catologue, except with furniture you found in your parents’ basement or on the side of the road.
Mum taught me a long time ago that one should decorate with yarn, but it’s only now, when I have no closets whatsoever, and when the cat-pee smell in the storage area means that I will only store things that are very well sealed or that don’t absorb smells, that I’m starting to think about decorating with finished knitted objects as well. The socks I’ve knitted this year adorn my dresser, while all our winter accessories fill a fabric-lined wicker laundry basket atop the cedar chest.
Of course, the Experiment House is about much more than clever decorating or parties. I plan to do a real post on what we’re about, once we have all four residents in one place during daylight hours to take a good picture.
Do you decorate with yarn or FO’s? Mum, I know you do. Want to do a post about it?