This week's challenge for the 52 Week Crochet Challenge hosted by Red Berry Crochet is to find a new crochet tip to try this week.
The one I've decided to try isn't really new; I've heard about it for a long time but never tried it: corralling yarn balls.
I'm working on Hope's Peace Sign blanket as much as I can, and so far I've been able to use scrap yarn. She picks two colors from my stash and I make two complementary squares. While working with two yarns at the same time off of two yarn balls, I get frustrated at least once a square as one or both of the balls roll off in opposite directions.
So I took an old ice cream container that had been washed,
cut two holes in the lid,
and put the yarn balls inside with the ends threaded through the holes.
It works great! Now I can crochet without worrying about the yarn escaping.
Thanks for reading.