I’m definitely not complaining, we really have not had a snow day yet this year so when they told us we were expecting around 8 inches today I knew I would batten down the hatches and stay in today. I’ve been looking for a day like this to reorganize my yarn room which was becoming quite unruly as of late. For once the forecasters had it right and it started snowing before I was up so I got to it. Here is a before picture:
I pulled everything out and started over. When I moved in and got this shelving unit I tried to put the yarns together by type and then maybe by color so basically, no particular order. I just thought there was order. Once everything was out I began entering my stash on Ravelry. I had not used this feature on Raverly in the past but thought this was a great opportunity to try it out. I started with everything that still had labels which were mostly whole balls/skeins. I then went to stash yarn that I knew exactly the brand/type and I used my scale to weigh it to determine how much I had left. I have so much fun sock yarn left over and I’m thinking it would make cute baby hats so we’ll see where I go with that. It turned out this was a very time consuming process and I did not even photo the yarn. I just wanted somewhere that I could take a quick look and see what I have in the house already. About halfway through my floor looked like this:
Of course, there was a whole pile of unidentified yarn, some of which I could not even remember what I might have knit with it. I then decided to try to return it back to the shelves by color, for real time. I made sure my books/magazines/patterns were up to date in Ravelry too. That has to be my favorite feature of Ravelry – the ability to put all that info and search electronically instead of trying to remember where I saw that one pattern for whatever. I did take a lunch break and a dinner break. I do not have a tv in my yarn room but I was able to watch some hockey on my laptop and I was able to catch up with the Down Cellar and Fluffy Fibers podcasts and that kept me entertained throughout the day. Finally around 7:30 I was finished!!
It was super hard to get a good picture when I got done because it was dark out and the only light int he room is right next to the shelves. But even with the bad photography I think it looks 100% better. I did manage to weed out a few yarns, a few unfinished or halfway finished projects and some other random junk. I got done just in time to sit down and watch the halftime show of the Superbowl which was the only part of the game I was interested in (don’t get me started on the NFL…) Looks like I will probably end up working from home tomorrow as it is still snowing at quite a clip here which is good because I’m going to need a day to recover after all that work today!