Two Sunday ago, I organized my yarn into separate bins labeled "All Wool", "Wool Blends", "Cotton and Cotton Blends" and "Acrylic". I then wrote down all the pertinent information off the labels - on all the yarn that still had labels, that is. Last Sunday, I uploaded the last of the yarn information to Ravelry.
I should mention that I only organized the yarn that lives in the cedar closet. Yarn received as a Christmas present or yarn currently being used remains unorganized. Baby steps, People!
I even boxed some yarn up that I knew deep down I would never use. The yarn will be shipped to Jennifer Marsh for use in the International Fiber Collaborative. Now before you start singing my praises, let me mention that most of the yarn I am gifting is leftover from a previous project, purchased in one of my yard sale finds, or purchased in one skein amounts.
Yep, that's right; I'm not as good as I seem. I still have lots of yarn that in my heart of hearts I know I will never use. However, this is yarn that is too beautiful or too soft or too sentimental to use or gift away.
Hopefully all of this organization will keep Dan from finding me in my pajamas, sitting on the basement floor, surrounded by boxes of yarn, rummaging frantically for the skein of yarn I just know I have!