I do not hide my amour for Ikea. I can't. It's too strong. I must simply obey it, let it coax me in the door, and along the path that the arrow indicates. Seriously, if it weren't for that arrow, I'd probably get lost and starve to death in there.
Yesterday we sought out Ikea with a purpose. Because Ikea is a bit of a haul (unless you make the commute past that area everyday anyway which Chris's dad does. He's offered to pick up stuff for us before, but half of the wonder of Ikea is being in Ikea, not that the offer isn't appreciated.) we usually need to be going down into Mass for something or other. Or other presented itself yesterday. A good friend of Chris's (and all around great guy) is getting married next year, and his engagement party was in Connecticut. It was a great party, and I really like them as a couple.
Back to Ikea. Actually, back to the purpose for veering slightly east of our direct path home to get to Ikea. Recently, in an issue of Interweave Knits, Amy Singer of Knitty Fame wrote a small piece on organizing your yarn. She suggested you organize it as if it were your personal knitting store. Talk about planting a seed.
A few months ago I picked out the shelving system I want. Meet the Expedit (you can't food me, Ikea, that's not good spelling, even in Swedish).
This is the 4x4. We got the 4x4 because the 5x5 wouldn't fit in my Focus Hatchback.
(Laser Kitteh set to disable for size reference).
So, Chris set this up, and while he is away on business from tomorrow until Wednesday (he should be home for knitting, so smile) it will be my job to fill it with yarn. Just the way I want it.
Let me tell you a secret.
It ain't all gonna fit.
And it's going to be a little bit like Journey to the Center of the Earth.
I'm wondering if it'll be blog fodder. It might be just too embarrassing. We'll see :D