Two tragedies, really. You can barely see any orts; that's how little stitching there was. Of course, that was due in part to the Alaska trip (YES I PROMISE PICTURES ARE COMING). But that's not the big tragedy. See all that yarn piled behind my ort jars? It's airing out. I opened the little cupboard I cleared out at the beginning of the year for my Crazy Challenge pieces (and also some knitting), and was met with a HORRIBLE SMELL! Upon investigation, there was mold growing at the back by the outside wall. I'm not sure whether there was a leak or what, but one of my project bags was FUZZY on the outside...and not with yarn. I immediately emptied the evil chamber, and everything is airing. The stitched pieces seem to be OK now (there are a couple small ones I may give a bath). And most of the yarn is OK. But there are a couple projects and yarns, including my one and only skein of cashmere (bought with a Christmas gift certificate) that still smell funky. All I can think to do is unwind the balls completely, tie them in big loops as if I were going to dye them, handwash, air dry and re-ball them.
A geek is "a person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits"; "a person with an unusual or odd personality".
I'm a programmer, but I consider needlework a very "technical" pursuit.