Back in July, before we had company, we cleaned our apartment. And I’m not just saying a little tidying up, a little light dusting and a round or two with the vacuum. No, we made a huge cleaning: the entire pantry, wardrobes and the study has never been so clean before. It was boring while we did it and when we were finished we moved out of the apartment to make room for our guests but it was totally worth it. It felt easier to breath and it still does even though we’ve cluttered it up a bit since.
There was one place we never got to though, or rather, I never got to. The knitting. I have plenty of project bags but I rarely clean them out whenever I’ve finished a project. I always leave a little left over yarn, maybe a knitting needle, a ball band, stitch markers and just about anything. This means that I rarely have any empty project bags when I need them but instead have a lot of ongoing projects, or so it seems.
Therefore I’ve decided to make a little fall cleaning. Tidy up the stash a bit, empty project bags, look through works-in-progress. I might think I only have two projects on the go right now, one is in the freezer waiting for beads in the right color and one is with me every day, and a MKAL. This is probably not true if I actually start looking through that basket. Then it’s a question of deciding what is worth finishing and what should be frogged. I’m really looking forward to this, not to mention I think it’s necessary. If I don’t do it I will soon be buried under an avalanche of project bags and that might not be so pleasant, especially if among all those bags I can’t find even one project to work on and therefore have absolutely nothing to do while waiting for them to dig me up. That idea doesn’t thrill me at all so it’s probably best if I just tidy it up.