It's that time of year again. The time when the leaves starts falling, dad heads way up north to kill something (preferably a moose) and Mom gets itching to accomplish things around the house.
Several years, she painted something while Dad was away. One year he came home to a cheery yellow kitchen, another year it was a violet bedroom, another year it was a light periwinkle kitchen (different house). Mom and I have talked for a few years about painting her bathroom, but we just haven't gotten to it. And this year - there was something far more important that needed attention.
Long-time readers will recall that I often refer to Mom as my LYS. That's because she litterally has one whole room devoted to yarn. Oh there's a guest bed in it, and some quilting stuff, but really it's all about the yarn.
But, over the past few months, it's gotten a little out of control. So much so, that it's a good thing she didn't have any guest - they would have been sleeping on the livingroom couch. Even the cats stopped sleeping in the bed.
What you can't see is behind that hamper and pile of boxes, are more boxes and tubs of yarn.... lots more!
It took us all afternoon, but we went through everything, resorted, reorganized and got it all put away.
Some got purged and will be going to one of the retirement homes in the area (a whole garbagebag full). Some got purged and will show up soon on her swap/detstash ravelry page - though not as much as I would like - there's a whole crate of Goth Socks - and several crates of Wollmeise that could go in my opinion. But I'm not saying too much, because about half-a-garbage-full got purged and sent home with me (including enough copper colour cotton to make a nice hoodie). And now you can see the floor and the cats (and guests) have their bed back!
That hamper on the floor is destined for her Circular Sock Machine, so it will get used up fairly quickly. And she's promised that many other skeins will too.
Oh ... and just incase you want to see just how much yarn she kept...