I had a moment of…I don’t know, OCD, fitful-tidiness, anxiety-induced organisation mania…the other day. The result was a number of perfect balls of yarn, which JS and I both took an inordinate amount of delight in. I think the sentence that JS used went along these lines.
“I can imagine how satisfying it would be to be a cat that could play with these all day long.”
Yarn Balls and other clutter
I start my new job tomorrow. Hurrah! I’m nervously excited, and have been driven into a crafting overdrive. I’ve completed two projects that have been hibernating for a while, and I’ve deciding that I will frog another one. I told JS off for leaving books lying around the other day, and decided that it was harsh of me not to have a tidy of my craft corner (I’m always going on about clutter).
The result has been a lot more yarn-winding, a bit more craft-room organisation and just generally a bit of a clean up. I moved my stash trunk from the foot of our bed to the foot of my craft desk. I threw out some jars that I’d stained with dyes (just don’t ask). I recycled about a trees worth of paper (one of my most hated tasks, there must be SOMETHING I can use paper for, something!) I dusted and wiped clean and restacked my magazines.
I found a solution to the jar hoarding problem in this arrangement.
We also have a number of huge scrumpy jars lying around which I’ve been gazing at dreamily. This one contains coins, but wouldn’t it be awesome if we could somehow cut a hole in it that would allow one to store balls of yarn in? I think this may be my next project after Christmas.
Anyway, I now feel ready to start the next phase of my life. I have a fully sorted stash. My WIP basket only has WIPs in it (as opposed to loose bits of string, pockets of rabbit food and the odd dirty sock). I have a red bag full of finished objects that are intended as Christmas gifts, or have yet to be posted.
I have a list that I’ve posted on my wall with the things I intend to make as Christmas gifts – and even the deadlines for each (various people are going away for Christmas…by which I mean, I’m going away for Christmas and I will have to complete all my gifts a week before the actual date).
It’s been a lot of work. But my brain feels so much better as a result of it, and I’m not going to spend all the time I’m at work worrying about it.
How do you organise your crafting corner?