Thursday, February 23, 2006

the craft table challenge

If only we were all as tidy as Jay. There are lots of reasons to be admiring of Jay, with his well-fitted homemade jeans, punk-rock drop stitch sweaters, cute Aussie accent (you have to hear it in your mind as you read his blog) and Burda patterns, but what I admire most about Jay is his craft room - yes, an entire room dedicated purely to crafts - and especially his tidy craft table.

The man is sick. SICK! How can he have so many projects going at once and still have such a neat table???!? I can only assume he is an alien from the planet Neatnix (that's around the corner from Cacafonix). You people with your organization and color-coordination skills make me salivate with jealousy. How do you do it?

But I accept your challenge, Jay, and as requested, here's a picture of my "craft table," a.k.a. desk, a.k.a. cat feeding station. I'm not ashamed!

"Craft table" contents include:
  • one 15-lb domestic long-haired cat
  • one dish of cat food
  • one fancy zillion-watt craft lamp
  • one retro lamp from Bugheart's old lab
  • Bugheart book cover (heart!)
  • mail and bills, including letters from Granny Pea and my Secret Pal
  • my journal of knitting designs, cartoons, random thoughts and other people's brilliant ideas
  • two back issues of Meatcake
  • some ribbon
  • lots of pens, markers & scissors
  • a hat I knitted for myself in the car on the way home from Xmas visits in cold, cold New Jersey
  • an ashtray with a horse on it, containing a broken Carlise & Linny bracelet which I will repair one day.
  • the Winter 2006 issue of Endeavors
  • a lucky-cat button. The first person to comment & ask for this button can have it - it is about 1/2" tall and its erstwhile twin made a great closure for a felted cell phone cozy.
Hey, that was kind of fun! I hereby spread Jay's challenge around: Bugheart? Saun? All of y'all? What's on your craft tables?


  1. Oooh, Ms Pea, you have taken my challenge and run with it and I love the result - it's like you crawled inside my brain and saw exactly what I was daring people to do (and reveal). So many interesting links - what a great idea to link to the things on your craft table! - and I love your assistant... attitude and style in one compact package!
    While we are on the subject of assistants: have you thought about knitting with the hair that yours sheds? Mine sheds like Kojak must have in his twenties and every time I vacuum I think "if I was a spinner I bet I could knit a winter line of jumpers with this".

  2. Ooh, ooh, ooh, you'll notice I was very careful not to mention the button! I love it - so friggin' cute I just want to shove it up my nose (well, if kids can do it..!), but didn't want to deprive from going to a home that would appreciate it more than mine, which seems to run amuk with buttons...

  3. i am not assistant! i am the boss of her. and boss of you! sit down, human. i need pets.

  4. The cat is a great accessory...or is that the other way around. I'll have to participate in this challenge.
    For now, you've been tagged (yet another thing for you to participate in!)...Come and visit my blog to find out what the questions are.
    Knit on!

  5. Nice crafting space. Mine is all over the house. It's my dream to have a craft room...

    But shouldn't you be doing Olympic knitting?? just saying. :-)

    Enjoy the weekend!

  6. So. Not. Showing. You. My. Craft. Space.

    I'm not that kind of girl, you know ;-)

  7. i can deal with a craft table challenge... tomorrow.
    i am glad spot is neurotic... and stays off my desk!

  8. Awesome photo. Would you mind if I used it on my new web site called or could you please send a similar photo to me. I will gladly link back to your web site to give you the much need exposure you need.

    I look forward to hearing from you.



Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.