Here is the thing about the moment when you fully realize that you will be making a long distance move with a couple of children and handful of pets: you suddenly want to get rid of everything that you own. You flashback to your days as a hippie college student when all of your belongings fit in the back of your car and you could apartment hop without actually packing more than a backpack and maybe a box or two.
So during the seemingly infrequent moments when the smallest frye is busy doing things like looking out the window at the dog in the snow, I've been trying to go through some of our stuff.
One of the first things that I did was to go through my yarn stash. It was a bit challenging to let go of my visions of what a particular skein might be used for, if I ever finished the three sweaters I currently have cast on. But in the end, I managed to get my stash widdled down to the yarn that I need to finish current projects, and then, of course, the small collection of Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn that I like to keep just for posterity (and its singular ability to make me feel like a real knitter). It is so soft, and pretty, and I actually do like knitting socks here and there.
At which point I realized that the fact that we use baskets for so much of our storage, including all of the blocks and toys in the living room, has essentially resulted in a one-year old who believes that the sole purpose of his daily activities revolves around taking things out of baskets and throwing them. And that was the end of yarn organization time.
At least until naptime, anyway.
Yarning along with Ginny today.
Oh! And today is the actual and official day: Alphabet Glue is now two years old! Thanks to you all for your enthusiasm for the birthday sale. Visit the Glue website if you'd still like to take advantage of the celebratory discount!