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Nov 12, 2017 15:23:34   #
NancieKnits (new user)
 
I have been reading the forum for a while and I can see that I have found some like-minded knitters. I am reading and not knitting because I broke my wrist and have had 3 surgeries to fix it. I am currently waiting for the fourth surgery. As I could not knit, (very frustrating) I had all off my valuable yarn stored in the basement. When our foundation cracked (another story) I had to move it to the shed while the foundation was being repaired.

I just went to the shed. Although everything was double bagged and in lidded crates, racoons broke in and destroyed everything. My husband is trying to be sympathetic but he really does not understand. The mess (and smell) is unbelievable. While trying to sort through it, we even found a dead racoon!

Just sharing . . .
 
Nov 12, 2017 15:25:56   #
ChristineM (a regular here)
 
Sounds terrible all round. Sad story to read but welcome from Adelaide South Australia. At least KP can help you fill in some happy time until you are well again
Nov 12, 2017 15:29:14   #
NancieKnits (new user)
 
Thanks for your sympathy. It is nice to think about the day when I can knit again.
Nov 12, 2017 15:29:58   #
Crochetnknit (a regular here)
 
OMG! What a double blow. The wrist and then the yarn.

I know what you mean about your husband. He can't understand unless he has hobbies or collections. My hubby doesn't and so he doesn't understand why I have to have so much yarn.

I can sympathize being in the same shoes as you. I had moths get Into my stash and ruin it all years ago.

My very best wishes (and tears) to you about both your wrist and your stash.
Nov 12, 2017 15:33:12   #
tonyastewart (a regular here)
 
I don't know where you live but I am in Pittsburgh Pa if you live close I could part with some worsted if you aren't opposed to non-wool.
I can only imagine the emotional pain you are going through. I am grateful though it wasn't family heirlooms instead of your yarn. I know it's devestating, I have had cats in the past ruin yarn by yacking on it so you do have my sympathy!
We never lose anything that something better doesn't come along! So look forward knowing better yarn is coming your way God Bless,
Tonda
Nov 12, 2017 15:34:54   #
NancieKnits (new user)
 
I really thought that it was well protected but nothing can stand up to racoons! We are discussing the situation with the insurance company. Sorry to hear about the moths but it sounds as if you have recovered.
 
Nov 12, 2017 15:36:30   #
NancieKnits (new user)
 
Thanks Tonda. I appreciate your offer but I am in Canada. Border issues offer all sorts of complications. It is the thought that counts.
Nov 12, 2017 15:39:23   #
Linda6885 (a regular here)
 
So sorry about the broken wrist. I understand the frustration in not being able to knit (or do other things) because I had troubles with a wrist and recently a shoulder. Finding your yarn stash completely destroyed is a real bummer too. While recuperating I suggest some shopping trips to your nearest yarn store. I would also suggest you get some plastic totes that can be stacked. Then for now all you need is a few sq. feet of room for your stacked yarn stash. When I lived in a smaller place, my stash was always in a corner of my bedroom. You usually can find those clear plastic totes at Walmart for quite a low price. Then you can be assured your yarn will be safe. I hope you feel better soon.
Nov 12, 2017 15:41:41   #
NancieKnits (new user)
 
Nice idea but I already had the yarn in zip lock bags and then put those in lidded plastic totes. Apparently racoons can do anything! They broke in, took lids of bins, tore open bags and then dedicated on it. EWWWW
Nov 12, 2017 15:41:43   #
aljellie (a regular here)
 
how awful. I hope insurance covers at least some of the loss.
Nov 12, 2017 15:49:25   #
Stablebummom (a regular here)
 
That is awful! Hopefully, the insurance co will help cover the loss and then think of the fun of replacing it! By then you may have a safe place to store it in the house.
 
Nov 12, 2017 15:51:37   #
klh1016
 
So sorry for your loss and hardship, if I lived close by I'd come out and help.
Good luck,
Karen
Nov 12, 2017 15:53:20   #
NancieKnits (new user)
 
I have a safe place now. Unfortunately, wrist surgery takes time and then i will be in a cast for another 8 weeks. However, you are right. Rebuilding my stash will be fun.
Nov 12, 2017 15:53:43   #
Linda6885 (a regular here)
 
NancieKnits wrote:
Nice idea but I already had the yarn in zip lock bags and then put those in lidded plastic totes. Apparently racoons can do anything! They broke in, took lids of bins, tore open bags and then dedicated on it. EWWWW


Yes, raccoons can break into most anything. I only keep my stash in the house, which is why I suggested stackable clear totes, they only require a small space and you can stack quite a few easily. Hope you can have fun replacing some of your stash.
Nov 12, 2017 15:54:41   #
NancieKnits (new user)
 
You are very brave and truly do not know what you are offering. However, you are a safe distance away . . . Thanks
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