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August 28, 2006

Organizing Rampage

nona snuck off for a second vacation -- did you notice -- and am home well rested and raring to go.  This annual August vacation featured a bit of college touring for nona-son-the-younger, a week at Bethany Beach in Delaware, and a week at Capon Springs and Farms in West Virginia.  Returning home always feels like the start of a new year and is our family's time for "New Year's Resolutions".  One of my resolutions is to get and keep my knit items, stash, books, etc organized and well cared for. 

Several years ago I claimed squatter's rights to the nook off of our master bedroom, turning it into a crafter's hideaway.  Unfortunately my nook tends to follow Murphy's Law and its infinite states of disorder.  No longer baby!  This weekend found nona on an organizing rampage resulting in an organized -- well almost -- nook.  Here's a sampling...  Before:  I clumped most of my handknits in a big, hunky plastic bin.  After:  My handknits are neatly folded, piled, and organized in cloth closet boxes.  Thanks Target!

Organized with room to spare!

As a by-product of my rampage I have several bags of stash yarn I'm ridding myself of.  I'm going to sell these stash bags very cheaply -- free, with a few strings attached -- over the next few days.  Now if I could only unpack my suitcase...

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Here I was lamenting your lack of posts and you were practically at my back door here in DE! Hope the college tours went well and you had a relaxing time at the beach. Love your craft nook--I'm still relegated to a corner of the basement. Welcome back!

Posted by: Eileen | Aug 28, 2006 10:20:46 AM

Someday I want to be organized. haha That's my big dream, but everytime I think of getting started, I get stuck with the actual where to start.

Posted by: Arleta | Aug 28, 2006 12:19:21 PM

I've been trying to organize my stash as well. So far I have managed to fill a big trash bag full of my very, very, very old cheapo acrylic yarn. My plan is to donate it to the local Senior center if they'll have it. Other than that, I have done a lot of organizing in my head - now if I can just figure out how to get my body in on the action and actually do something!

Posted by: Julie | Aug 28, 2006 1:27:22 PM

My prob isn't getting organized--it's getting organized just once! lol Me and my organization enjoy a brief honeymoon, and before I know it we've separated, divorced and I'm throwing it out the window in search of some young, fresh organization that will be the "one." *snigger* it's sad but true. Congrats on your organizing truimph, I wish you years of happy bliss (and I'm glad to see you back).

Posted by: Jena | Aug 28, 2006 6:25:38 PM

My yarn is stuffed into two bins - that 's it. Wah. I am jealous! But inspired...

Posted by: Ms. Aura | Aug 29, 2006 8:39:06 AM

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