Why I Knit, #10

As if I needed another reason to buy things at IKEA. No, really. Apparently I do.

It’s a nice, easy thing to organize. I’ve got them arranged according to yarn type, and then probably color (though since I can see them all on Ravelry, that bit of organizing might take a while). I had one set of Expedit shelves (like these)

That I bought in the Scratch and Dent section, being a floor model and a little scuffed. I also bought some of the little plastic Lekvik drawers to go with it, and that is where some yarn is at the moment. Then I kept buying yarn, and I’ve outgrown the shelf, what with all the books on the bottom portion. So this past weekend, I bought another, plus some boxes with lids that I can label, and now I have a place for the sweater yarns and laceweight and roving (yes, roving – did I mention that I bought some and am learning how to use a drop spindle? no? well, I am).

Unlike the kitchen table, which overwhelms me with its sheer volume of unopened/opened mail and general flotsam, I feel like I have control over the yarn. It’s all in its own little ziplock bag, has its own little label (ball band), and falls neatly into a few categories, unlike mail, which is perplexing. I paid this bill six months ago. Do I keep it? Throw it away? Use it as cat litter? I think perhaps investing in a file cabinet would help.

Anyway. Back to yarn. I have five kinds: Sock yarn, laceweight, sweater yarn, roving, and nasty acrylic leftover yarn. The nasty acrylic takes up much more space than it needs to. However, when I needed nasty acrylic for a last-minute bridal garter (she threw it to people who don’t know any better, thank god), I had some. It had been a Dalek in a past life.

Katy's Garter by you.

See? At least it fit.

Anway. This evening will be more organizing of yarns, during which the sweater yarn will have its own box and I will feel much better, zenlike, even, for having put things in their places.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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