100 Word Challenge: Yarn

bags of yarn

Clutter is a way of life at my house. I used to say that my home wasn’t messy, it was “lived in.” It’s not that I haven’t tried to get control of the tsunami of accumulated STUFF, but most of it isn’t mine and getting rid of any of it would set off an epic battle of wills.

I say “most” isn’t mine… I do have a ridiculous amount of books, so many that I fear I may never read them all. That doesn’t keep me from buying more though.

There is also a vast amount of crafting supplies spread out among several rooms. When I get an itch, I crochet – lately it’s been baby blankets. My friends and family are apparently a prolific people.

I love yarn…. there I said it. As much as I’m attracted to books by their cover art, pretty skeins of wool and cotton pull me in like a magnet. I’ve been known to buy yarn just because I like the colors, with no immediate plans or idea what to do with it.

Since I’ve been nagging politely asking my menfolk to put a moratorium on their hoarding purchases, I felt I should make some sort of conciliatory gesture. I decided to sort and organized my yarn collection.

I found an empty storage bin (that in itself is like finding a unicorn around my house), bought a few boxes of oversized, clear storage bags and went to work. I separated skeins by color and weight, by material (cotton, wool, bamboo, acrylic), by project (I did have a few unfinished items), and whether they were whole or partial skeins.

There was a lot of yarn strewn across my living room while I was working to collect everything into some sort of orderly fashion. There is still a lot of yarn, but now it’s all in individual bags, and easily searchable for future projects.

Hopefully, I can deplete some of my crocheting supplies before I feel compelled to get more yarn, but ask me again this fall when it starts to get colder.

“I’m a yarnaholic. That means I have more yarn stashed away than any one person could possibly use in three or four lifetimes.” ~ Debbie Macomber

This week’s word is:


Using “yarn” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow wordsters.

4 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge: Yarn

  1. I’m with you on the clutter front and have written about it myself on my page but it’s more than 100 words and doesn’t include yarn (I don’t think!). Off to think about the challenge!

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