So I was contemplating the various household chore opportunities facing me today and I thought, “I know! I want to sort through all my yarn bins and make a spreadsheet of available quantities in different weights and colors!” I had already been to a VBS wrap-up meeting and a swim lesson, so diving into bins of wool in an un-air-conditioned hallway seemed like the natural next step.
I like to think of it as economical as well, because there are several patterns on my mind so this was like shopping… without spending any money! (This is where my husband nods his head and decides to overlook the piles of laundry.)
Truthfully, it didn’t take too long (since my yarn is about the only thing in my house that is well organized) and I was having so much fun that I didn’t notice the sweat dripping down my back until I was done. However, at some point… well at some point… I may have lost focus. I think it was the few skeins of sock yarn that had been stuck in the wool bin… or maybe the matching green skeins caught my eye when I opened the sock drawer to make some room… or possibly my current interest in using some of my sock yarn for scarves (I have a hankering for a turquoise one in particular… which I‘m sure was prompted by the brown shorts and turquoise shirt I wore yesterday with matching bracelets which left me thinking about how, while I‘m not a fan or turquoise in general, I really do like turquoise and brown together). I can’t pinpoint it exactly, but at some point I thought… “Wouldn’t it be fun to pull out ALL of my sock yarn and see just what colors I do have?!”
So, I proceeded to dump it all and began sorting it by color, pushing piles of laundry out of the way as I went. I must admit that by the time I was done I felt a bit like a 6 year old who has dumped out all the legos only to realize that he now has to pick them all up… but I did learn something in the process.
Actually, I learned a few things…
1) I suck up green sock yarn like a magnet.
2) I should stop buying nearly identical skeins of beige with blue and green undertones.
3) I have a fondness of red and pink that is unmatched by my wardrobe.
4) I don’t need any more blue sock yarn. Ever.
5) Filling a hallway with sock yarn makes no sense to children.
5) And I have one perfect turquoise hank for a scarf.
Now I just need a pattern…