Monday, November 21, 2016

Finding order in chaos

While I'm on vacation this week, there's not much plan to kick back and rest. I've got lots to do around the house - in a way, I guess I'm "nesting" - trying to get the house in order before winter sets in. One of the main things I need to do is finally organize the studio, once and for all. It's not just so I can get in there and finish my coworker's baby quilt, but also because there are still unpacked boxes in therefrom when we moved in almost four years ago.

And of course, it's become a bit of a dumping ground, because it's one of those rooms where I can just toss things in and close the door. As a result.....
Yikes! Now it's not a job that I can tackle in one day (well I could, but my ADD makes it difficult). So I'm breaking it down into smaller jobs and spreading it out over the week. By the time I get back to work on the 28th, I'm hoping it will be an oasis of organization.

While these two slumbered away the afternoon...
I started on the Aegean task yesterday.  I tackled the easiest (and most fun) - re-organizing the yarn. There's some sign of moth activity, so as I reorganized, everything got sprayed with lavender oil, and bagged up.
Now everything is nice, tidy, and protected from those little winged eaters. Of course, playing in all that yummy yarn made me want to spend the rest of the afternoon casting on all the things!!!!

Instead, I settled for a hat to go with Corvin and use up some of the leftover yarn

But more on that later...

6 comments:

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Whenever I sift through stash I start showing startitis symptoms too! I can only imagine how tempting that must be with all the gorgeous yarn in your stash!

Delighted Hands said...

I battled those little wretches this summer-I use Raid!

Araignee said...

My entire house looks like your before picture. Sigh.....

Vera said...

I think every house has one of those rooms that becomes a "dumping ground." We actually have two...but I've been battling it. Not an easy task. Hope you enjoy your week off!

Dee said...

Have a wonderful vacation!

The pattern on your new project is pretty!

kathy b said...

I get so upset with any moth damage. So sorry. You will get it alll organized