Can you believe I've never seen Flashdance, even though I thought Michael Nouri was one of the hottest things going? I am really going to have to correct that oversight sometime soon.
That column of shelves is in my laundry room. The original intention was that, since I had front-loading laundry appliances, the tops of said appliances would remain forever free and clear for the purpose of folding the laundry. The kids were old enough to put away their own dang clothes, so the shelves were put up with each household member assigned their own personal shelf (with a few to spare) and (the intention was...) they would happily pop in every couple of days to pick up and put away their clean laundry, while depositing the soiled -- the vicious, never-ending cycle of laundry. Yep, that was the intention. Obviously, it didn't work out (I wonder, did it work at all? I think maybe for a week), but the shelves remain and, well, I never met a horizontal surface that I
didn't like couldn't fill up with crap in no time! Yeah, I'm not showing you the tops of the front-loading appliances. ; )
I photographed all the yarn that's stored in there -- some small bins, some medium bins, a large bin, a couple of loose balls of this & that, a bag full of... what's clear is that I've bought a LOT of yarn on sale or clearance (lots of cotton), much of it intended as baby knits, most of it untouched and not even thought about in recent months (probably since it was bagged and/or binned) -- and Mack's going to be a year old in two short months already! Think, think, think! Even if it's the softest wool yarn you've ever stroked, Adrienne Vittadini "Dani" in garish, mismatched colors at $.99/ball (hello, there's a reason for that!) is no bargain.
There are a few drawers full, some wool and more cotton, a thrifted cashmere sweater to unravel, and a fair amount of yarn stored atop one of the living room chests, and a big hamper full, too. More sock yarn that I'd have guessed, really.
Honest, no one's flashed it better than Wendy.