It’s raining! Hurray!
I’m on a cleaning kick and decided to tackle the yarn first. On the good side, I didn’t cover the entire bed. On the bad side, I have far more than I know what to do with. I think I see a couple of shawls in my future, a zombie teddy bear pin cushion, some amigurumi and a cat blanket. Maybe some felted slippers… I have A LOT of felting yarn. I don’t usually wear slippers since I prefer socks, but maybe I’d wear them if I made them, especially wool ones. Need to find a good, but free pattern… although I could just wing it like I do with most things.
I never had time for this sort of thing when I was working, now I have all the time in the world to be obsessively anal retentive. I plan to tackle the closet in the workroom/office next, though my bedroom closet could do with a total purge as well. There’s stuff in the office closet that hasn’t seen the light of day for ages. I know I have loads of fleece fabric from when I made stuffed animals, maybe I can make blankets for shelter animals with it. Depends on how much I have, but at least it’s machine washable unlike most of my yarn.
Since I’m essentially squatting in my parents’ house, I don’t have a whole lot of personal space and I need to stay organized and tidy. One of my best purchases ever is that basket with the fabric liner seen to the left of the photo. I bought two when they were on sale and they slide into my bookcase perfectly.
I also have an organizer, currently unused in the basement, I am thinking about bringing it upstairs. It’s kind of like a cube organizer, only less useful due to being made of metal grid. Metal grid is great for merchandising but a little flimsy for home use because of the connectors. The industrial kind has metal clips, the home versions come with plastic. I’m going to see if I can use it to corral my fabric. I want to be able to move out without excess drama and confusion the moment the opportunity arises. I really have too much stuff, there’s a trip or two to Goodwill that needs to happen. Hard part is letting go of things I still like, but currently have no place for, things that cannot be replaced.
So you can see from the picture, it’s nothing fancy, metal grid with plastic connectors… and very dusty.