Thursday, January 04, 2007
I am not a neat person. This is an understatement of epic proportions. And with so many projects on the go over Christmas, the yarn situation got a little out of control. All the leftovers for all the projects were hanging around my knitting chair, along with the patterns, the accessories, and the needles. Never mind all the other crap that I seem to accumulate.

It was pretty out of control. Now, I'm posting these photos to make the transformation more impressive, but for god's sake, don't show my mother.

Before 1

If you click through to that, there are notes on the photo explaining what everything is.

Before 2

I know, I know. I am ashamed.

So today, I decided enough was enough. I spent an hour in there with a garbage bag, my needle cases, and my yarn tub, and I restored order.

After 2

I even put a pillowcase over the basket so that yarn would stop snagging. I've been meaning to do that for, oh, two years?

After 1

Once upon a time the whole table was done with the gold leaf style look, but it's started to peel off. But look, you can see my new headlamp!

After 3

Man, I feel so much better. Except now I have to reorganize my stash, because with all the yarn that was hanging around here safely tucked into one of my bins, it's a little overfull.


If you click through to that, there are notes detailing what's inside.

Anyway, things are feeling a LOT better in my little corner of the living room. So now I can knit the night away guilt free!
Blogger MadDog Knitting said...
Wow GREAT JOB on the clean/straighting. You just might inspire me to tackle my corner.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Wow. That's brave to post that picture. I don't want to brag, but mine is probably worse. I am ashamed, too. I like how maddog knitting said "might." I might also. Kathy