Sunday, January 15, 2006

The Tabletop of Shame


The clutter in my house has now taken over my tabletop too. This is the coffee table that people who visit my home see. Its the center of the room. The focal point if you will. It used to have a lovely vase of flowers and magazines perfectly fan shaped on it.

Now its this. Two different knits that I'm working on. And you see, I can't put one away and just work on the other. No. I'm physically unable to do that. So they both sit there with one looking at me jealously while I work with the other.

The table also has my other 'need to do this' stuff on it. See the addy labels? Yeah, those all need to go on boxes that I should of sent out yesterday. The little book with the sunflower on it - well thats the address book that I will use .... for the labels.... for the boxes..... that should of gone out yesterday.

And I won't even show you what my sewing/craft table looks like. The table might even be gone - and now just a giant pile of stuff that I want to do but never seem to get around to.

What happened to my neat and tidy house? When did I become Clutter Woman?


Calling out to all the neat freaks. I know you are there. I've seen the pictures on your blogs. Help!


At 11:54 AM, Blogger Our Hero said...

This could be a lot worse. At the very least you can comfort yourself with the knowledge that the clutter is, at least, clean and evidence of a creative work-in-progress. The clutter does not feature dirty dishes and underwear. There's no food crust from the End of the Millenium party.
Allow me to regale you with a little story about clutter. When I was in college I lived with 5 other guys. Enough said.
One day we searched for two hours to find the source of a mind-numbing stench. It turned out to be a full plate of Chinese food under the couch.
I could go on.

At 11:58 AM, Blogger Our Hero said...

Okay, maybe I will. Nobody liked to do dishes in that place and in order to avoid maid duty, I bought myself a full kitchen set for one and kept it locked in my room. I would cook for myself and then clean and put away only my dishes. Much to the delight of various flies and other invertebrate guests, a sink full of dishes with food on them was a permenant piece of the apartment decor. At the end of the year, instead of washing a full 8-person set of dishes, pots pans, and silverwear was stuffed unceremoniously into a black garbage bag and thrown into the dumpster.
Don't complain to me about a few balls of yarn!

At 2:36 PM, Blogger Donni said...

Ewwwww - don't think I can compete with that story....

At 3:09 PM, Blogger Danielle said...

EWWWWW....Rox your table looks like a cozy spot and not a clutter zone.... two projects is a good number than when you get bored with one you can pick up the other. plus they are different colors.


At 4:51 PM, Blogger LisaB said...

Sorry I can't help you with the clutter. I have been looking at my messy (gasp) kitchen table and table next to the couch all weekend. Have I cleaned it at all? No, too busy knitting. I blame my clutter problem on knitting.

The start of Ella looks great, love the yarn.

And your pictures are looking fabulous and colorful...must be that new camera eh?

At 7:34 PM, Blogger --Deb said...

I don't think you really have a problem, either, EXCEPT for if you have guests. Because, if the table is a focal point, I can see your wanting it to be something you actually want people to look at. Is there room under the table? Because I can't see in the picture. My only suggestion would be to have a nice, decorative basket, hatbox, box under there (or next to it, or something) that you can toss this stuff when you need to clear the table for company. But otherwise . . . neat freak though I am, this doesn't look like a problem to me . . . a situation that has the potential to become one? Sure, but nothing like that other comment-story . . . Ew!

At 7:41 PM, Blogger eve knits said...

Wow Rox! You must not have any pets b/c my cat would eat all that loverly yarn laying there. I have to lock my yarn up unless I want to come home and see it chewed to shreds.


At 8:19 PM, Blogger G Sharona said...

Word of Advice from an OCD clean don't want to be OCD.. believe me...I love that someone else can relax and enjoy ..I see dust and go C-R-A-Z-Y.

PS: Do I see bright red yarn in the works?..hehe :)

At 10:55 PM, Blogger Rachael said...

Can't help there either, up until yesterday my Christams tree was still up, not the most organised person am i?
I just sent you an e-mail hope you get it, but it basically asked if you were going through with the "knit something for your pet"KAL, if so I'm in!
(oh and in answer to your previous POM question...sock yarn my dear, sock yarn!)

At 11:43 AM, Blogger Jade said...

I spent hours, hours I say, cleaning up my 'art' room and all I really accomplished was to stack things in neater piles - sigh - I dont think you should worry about a little coffee table. When it starts spreading, thats when you worry.

At 11:44 AM, Blogger Jade said...

I spent hours, hours I say, cleaning up my 'art' room and all I really accomplished was to stack things in neater piles - sigh - I dont think you should worry about a little coffee table. When it starts spreading, thats when you worry.

At 6:35 PM, Blogger The Fearless Knitter said...

Thank you! I feel much better now! Hell, I think I'll even add another UFO to the table.



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