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Organizing with “Helpers”

I recently decided it was time to go through my stash. It has been getting a little out of hand lately. I got a start Sunday afternoon – I excluded all the cats from our room, spread out an old sheet, and dumped everything out from a couple of bins. It took an hour or two, but I did get that lot organized and lightly pruned. And also checked it all in my stash spreadsheet.

I still do have a bit to do yet, so this evening I thought I’d do another bin or two. However, I forgot to close the doors. So the second a bin lid opened, there were all three cats, “helping”. One started to climb into the bin, another poked his head over the side of the bin and started sniffing, while the third decided the lid would be great place for a nap.

So, no organizing tonight. Maybe tomorrow!

Do any of your pets like to “help” you with your activities?

22 thoughts on “Organizing with “Helpers”

  1. I only started to learn knitting after my cats died, but Iโ€™m sure theyโ€™d have loved to have helped. If I worked from home they loved to sit on my knee and then would head to the warmth of the keyboard ๐Ÿ˜‚. Ylva gives everything a sniff when it comes in but apart from that sheโ€™s not interested.

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  2. Yay for stash sorting! I find it very satisfying. We don’t have a cat yet so I managed to sort mine in peace, but I’ll have to work out how to keep my yarn safe when the shelters open again and we can finally get a kitty.

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    1. It is very satisfying! For all that they kind of complicate things, I wouldn’t be without them ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to hearing about your adventures when you can get a cat ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. JoJo likes to sit on my lab and chew on my needles when Iโ€™m knitting. I donโ€™t think sheโ€™s trying to help, though. Good for you! Getting your stash organized. I think itโ€™s time to update my Ravelry stash!

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    1. I don’t think mine are actually trying to help either ๐Ÿ™‚ Occasionally one of mine will try to play with the yarn a little bit while sitting on my lap, but mostly they are older and can’t really be bothered. It is a lot of work keeping it all updated!

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  4. Morgan helps me write blogs. Oddly her words are a very different language. She can turn on the printer and has printed a document. I have no idea how. She also knows how to engage the lady who talks in my computer (Alexa? Sirius? Janet?). Clumsy paws and floofy tails do a lot.

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  5. Haha that sounds great! I organized ask my stash when I moved and it was immensely satisfying. My cat doesnโ€™t really care about my knitting or really much of anything haha. Heโ€™s friendly but doesnโ€™t get in the way too much!

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