Saturday, April 3, 2021

Spring Cleaning

We've been living in a sea of boxes for over a year now. Over time the boxes became heaps and then the heaps became piles. What a mess. 

It was cold and windy yesterday and I had planned on spending the day sitting and knitting but my allergies made short work of that dream. As soon as I sat down I was miserable. My dusty old wreck of a living room needed a deep clean and a vicious sort out. 

My living room book shelves have been lining the hallway since January 2020. We moved them to do the painting and to refinish the floors and there they still sit. I had boxed up all my unwanted books in anticipation of a trip to donate them and they've been sitting in the living room with the other piles ever since. Yesterday I unboxed them, cleaned and put them back on the shelves just to get them off the floor. I also sorted out all the food stuff-pet and human and shelved it too. No more  boxes. I have quite a pile for recycling. 

Before I did any of that though I had to get what was on those shelves off and guess what it was? Yarn. It seems my pandemic yarn buying has been a bit out of control.....and there is more on the way. Yikes.


  1. It looks like you made a lot of progress! I blogged today but then was a slug for hours. I need to accomplish something tomorrow.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  2. Good for you in getting organized. I've been watching videos late at night recently on cleaning systems and how to organize your time. I never much trouble keeping our house relatively clean until my back issues. But now I'll be cleaning Mom's even bigger house than ours, too. So I need to devise a system of doing something everyday at both houses. And I think it would be easier to do the same thing at both houses just to keep me from becoming more confused than my isolation brain already is.
    And I don't think that's too much yarn at all. After all, most of it is lovely sock yarn and you can never have too many socks. :-)
    Blessings and hugs,

  3. I think lots of us got into the Spring clean as the weather didn't cooperate! ! I love all your yarns. Im trying to go through mine because One of the first places I want to go back to after vaccine number 2, is my LYS Needles n pins. I need that yarn shop high I always get

  4. I completely identify with living with boxes. I cannot empty the boxes from moving fast enough. Besides, some of them will be sold -- we hope -- in a yard sale. We only had about a month to move, so I still have to go through the boxes and get rid of stuff!

  5. I have no doubt that yarn will be transformed into many beautiful knits. It’s never too early to do Christmas knitting.

  6. The yarn is a prize-for work done, for inconveniences, for endurance, for fortification and for the sheer joy of it!!!!!!

  7. I feel you - I have both yarn AND fabric on the way - and I need neither!

  8. I have bought a fair bit of yarn myself, but really it is entertainment and therapy all wrapped up into a beautiful skein. Stay safe.