Saturday, January 10, 2009
The yarn was taking over
The kids decided to "farm" today out in the yard and plant who knows what in the dirt. I tried to get them to plant grass seed but they claimed we were out. I think they were just happy to escape the project I'd begun inside the house as it was threatening to turn me into someone they didn't want to be around.
With last week's sickness I'd gotten seriously behind in keeping the house functioning at a reasonable hum. It was way out of kilter and the enormity of the project I faced was threatening to render me useless unless I got down to business so that's exactly what I did.
In addition to just general cleaning, laundry, de-cluttering (which made the girls resort to tears, the thought that their mother would dare suggest they clean) and lots of deep, cleansing breaths, I resigned myself to tackle the monstrosity my work area had become. It went from bag after bag after bag full of incoplete projects, misguided ideas and scraps upon scraps of no longer useable yarn, to some truly useful and organized bins.
In the process I found things I'd been missing, reclaimed yarn I'd forgotten I had and came to the conclusion that I have more yarn than I thought I did. I did plan it this way, to be well-stocked this time of year when things slow down, and with very high hopes of planning ahead for the market by drastically increasing my inventory of completed, ready-to-sell products. There you have it, that's as close to a New Year's resolution as I'll get.