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Date: 2010-04-10 11:46
Subject: My worst enemy
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Location:Home and on my corner of the couch
Music:Just the quiet hum of my laptop
Tags:hoarding, knitting, rl, yarn
I have discovered the identity of my worst enemy, and unfortunately it is I.

I just spent the last hour moving yarn into the bedroom (cat free, and a bit more space to move around than the rest of the house -- albeit not much now that the yarn is in there). My plan was to sort through it and put like colors and materials together. Only now I'm hot, sweaty and tired and I don't really want to get up off the couch. Ironically, I know I won't get stuck out here because my yarn is in the bedroom and I can't pick up my needles and start on the brother to the fingerless mitten I made last night.

As I carried bags and buckets to the bedroom I thought "This is a lifetime's supply of yarn!" Then I thought, "I hope not, I'd be sad if I died before using it -- not to mention I hope to live long enough that I run out."

Back to work.
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User: mbcrui
Date: 2010-04-10 16:04 (UTC)
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It's not as much yarn as you think it is. Trust me, I had "more than any person could use in a lifetime"... then I got laid off, and have had 3 years of not buying much yarn at all... and, while I still have yarn, I have used a significant chunk of it. :) So all you need to do is get laid off and have tons of time to knit and no money to buy more yarn and you'll find that your stash shrinks amazingly.
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User: mbcrui
Date: 2010-04-10 16:05 (UTC)
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You'll also find you've bought some amazingly ugly yarn... and lots of it...
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User: knit_olution
Date: 2010-04-10 16:42 (UTC)
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...I did that re-organizing project with my yarn last year... I didn't bother with colors, but did organize by fiber... and it took the better part of a week! During which time it took up most of the floor and half the couch in the living room. UGH! It was painful enough to make me keep it organized since at least! FYI, those plastic squareish bags with zippers that sheets come in are awesome for storing yarn, and they even stack neatly on my bookcase. (I'm a massage therapist, so I had easy access to lots of those ;-p ) Good luck!
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