Monday, February 22, 2010

No Skein Left Behind

This is the thing about me:

I am an extremely organized, anal-retentive person trapped in the body of a complete slob.

Mess and clutter stress me out, but I'm also too lazy to prevent them from happening. Like, really lazy. So my apartment/laundry/stash/crafting projects get completely trashed and neglected until they finally reach a point where I absolutely can't handle them any longer and do a complete overhaul.

Inspired partially by the Yarn Harlot's self-made sock club and partially by a feeling of suffocating disorganization (in this case regarding my stash, though I cleaned the apartment and did all the laundry first), I have done this:

yarnbags

Each one of those bags contains a skein (or several) of yarn and a slip of paper or sketch dictating what the yarn will someday become. Most of them are design ideas, but a small handful are other people's patterns. Many of them may not work out, but it makes me feel better in the meantime. I took this picture before I was completely done...but in the end, I assigned fates to about 90% of my yarn. I still have two smallish plastic tubs filled with orphans (and handspun). I can handle that much purposeless yarn, I suppose. One of these days I need to go through all my yarn scraps and match them up for striped projects and little things, but that will have to come later.

I am in the middle of a bazillion things and as such have finished pretty much nothing. I keep toying with various ebook ideas and changing my mind part way through... but I think I know where I'm headed now. Heh.

Sneak peek? Don't mind if I do.

wabbit1

Damn I'm glamorous. Can't imagine why that modeling career didn't take off.

11 comments:

  1. gorgeous, darling. that photo simply MUST be my new wallpaper. i am especially in love with that wall, what a perfect location! also, bread pudding: damn tasty.

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  2. It's the side of the bridge! By our driveway, heh. You shall know it well if you help with the ebooking :-) Glad you liked the puddin', I was just over-indulging in it myself. Thanks for the starter!

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  3. A slouchy hat with ear-flaps and pom-poms! What more could I wish for? You have guessed my craving exactly, hope hope hope that the pattern comes out soon!

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  4. you are gorgeous. i love your foto shots. you play infront of the camera and it is great.
    i can't believe you went through all of your yarn and did that!! that would be nice to do with my yarn but i change my mind too much. and i would want to start knitting it all right away and then turned depressed when i couldn't get to it all. sad sad day!!

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  5. oh nooo I wants to knits itttttt please do a full-reveal soon! Preferably with a pattern involved :)

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  6. Love this post & your waaaay more organized than me.
    Love your sense of humor about it all.

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  7. I swear, no one would have an organized stash if it weren't for freezer sized ziploc bags!! I've done the same. Love that hat, by the way! it's the perfect shade of blue.

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  8. Impressing! I have a whole room dedicated for yarn, fibers and hobby related stuff and it's a COMPLETE mess. The plastic bag thing looks good but still my biggest problem is to hide it. I guess I'll have to go to IKEA and by some hide-away-boxes. Or sell out the yarn on Ebay...

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  9. Love the hat! And I do think you missed your calling as a model.

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  10. What great organization! I might adopt this idea :)

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