Amid the swirl of colorful falling leaves, progress is inching along. It’s slow. It’s unglamorous….and yet it’s necessary.
I can’t wait until I see the walls and roof of the new studio take shape, but we’re still laying the foundation. Literally. This week was consumed with prepping for the studio and basement floor, then pouring it. Prepping for the garage floor and getting it poured, too.
Then hauling away tons of dirt. We’re at 90 dump truck loads and counting. All these small changes will have a profound affect on the final product, but while I wait for my house and studio to take shape, I’m learning to be patient with the necessary details of building something that will last.
In about 6 months, that basement will be a 2,000 sq ft studio, with beautiful daylight windows and room to grow. But for now, it’s an open hole, bounded by cement and still open to the sky and the elements. There are no stairs in, so you have to scramble through a window and jump 5 feet to the floor below. I’m really looking forward to the day they put the staircases in – I know there’s no way a 100 lbs box of yarn is going to make it through the window.
Here is the Yarn Love House and Studio build, for the week of 10/15/2017.
A stone pulled out of the foundation. My 11 year old and 7 year old sons for scale.
My little master builder, surveying the the rock being slung into the Yarn Love studio foundation. Yes, that’s a dump truck with a stone slinging conveyor belt.
It’s mesmerizing. Trust me.
4 weeks of work, and this is still the view from our street. But aren’t my trees pretty?
That’s the pumper truck – or cement straw as we like to call it – prepping to pour the studio floor.
Hey look – the garage has a floor, now, too! Garage in the foreground – the hole in the distance is the actual studio.
This is the studio floor – now with expansion joints so the concrete doesn’t buckle. I can’t wait to decorate that concrete with dye splatters.