Monday, November 8, 2010

Houston, we had a problem

Last week we finally (FINALLY!) got our bedroom furniture. Wanna see?


While it's beautiful and glorious and sleeping in a real bed makes me feel like a bona fide grown-up (as opposed to a college student sleeping on a cot), after it was delivered I was horrified to discover that I could no longer fit my bins o' stash under the bed.

Sure, I could fit a few bins on the top shelf of the closet (plenty of room on Phil's side, heh), but the bulk of the stash was now exposed, and I was in a jam to find a solution, STAT. Why?
  1. It's important to try to minimize your non-knitting partner's exposure to the stash. For some reason I can't adequately explain, turns out they don't get all weak in the knees like normal people knitters do when faced with that much yarn. Quite the contrary, in fact. They think - get this, you'll crack up - they think we have too much.
  2. Knitter exposure to the stash should also be controlled, if only because we DO get all weak in the knees when we see all that yarn. We remember when we fell in love with such and such a skein, what projects we had in mind for them. When exposed to the bulk of the stash, it's very difficult for a knitter to snap out of it and remember the other stuff they have to do - like go to work.
  3. Further to item 1 - and this is where it gets really weird - after repeated and prolonged exposure to the non-knitters' crazy talk concerns, the knitter might also start to question whether he/she really DOES have too much yarn. This is a falsehood which must be avoided at all costs. That way lies madness, failed yarn diets, and - if it isn't caught in time - exponential stash enhancement.
All that to say that the stash must be held under tight control. The KNITTER is in control of the stash, not the other way around. Something had to be done, and FAST.

Now, it turns out most of our clothes fit into one chest, which left a second chest pretty much up for grabs empty. And wouldn't you know it? One drawer holds a surprising amount of sock yarn.


Trouble is I've got 3 drawers full. I don't know about you, but I've got this crazy urge to cast on for a pair of socks...


Happy Knitting Everyone!

8 comments:

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Oh wow, GORGEOUS new bed set!

3 sock drawers full of sock yarn!? Totally need to buy more.

Alrischa said...

LOL. You need some more underbed boxes before anyone realizes there's more yarn than clothing...

Sereknitty said...

Um, if you're going to leave your yarn open in drawers, I'm assuming you've got cedar balls in them to deter insects? I would hate for them to chow down on your fave skein! Not to mention that kitty cats are clever at opening drawers and would have a grand time in there.

Isn't there any room under your kid's beds??

Sinéad said...

A bed! You have a bed! Yayy! It's gorgeous btw. I bet you slept like a log the first night :)
Yarn in the bedside chest is the best idea EVAH. Imagine it, sleepless night? Not any more! Simply grab a skein and snuggle. You'll be sleeping like a baby in no time :)

Maryse said...

Your bedroom is really beautiful! Your skeins of yarn look really happy and beautiful in their new home!

Laurie said...

WHA???? The knitter is in charge of the stash??? Here I thought yarn just attaches itself to me...like I need a yarn repellant spray.

Love the new furniture!!!

sapphireblue said...

Ignorance is bliss. Significant other need not know about the stash and no one will get hurt. Just like hiding yarn receipts. :o) But I would never do that...

dawn said...

Oh my gosh you're so right...for some reason I have the uncontrollable urge to cast on for a pair of socks.