Friday, May 30, 2014

Challenge #13: New Crochet Tip

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.
Blessings :-)

Today's Inspiration

Source: http://www.daveswordsofwisdom.com/2014/05/think-before-you-speak_20.html
 

12 comments:

  1. That's a wonderful instant idea for a yarn feeder :-) well done!
    -Ranjitha

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    1. Thanks :-) I may have to do something to make the container look prettier.

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  2. What a great tip! I read your blog on Bloglovin but for some reason have trouble trying to leave a comment.

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    1. Thanks :-) I've had a few people say they have trouble leaving comments. Gotta love computers.

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  3. Fab idea....might have to try it...
    Ali x

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    1. Thanks :-) It worked better than I thought it would.

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  4. What a wonderful idea!! Thanks for sharing with us here. Very useful!!

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  5. I love that idea Kate. Thanks.

    Linda

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  6. Did you devide the balls? Are they twisting inside the container?

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    1. Yes, there are two colors in the bucket, two balls of yarn. Since I punched two holes in the lid, they don't twist a lot. What little twisting there is I separate as I crochet because I work with one color at a time and carry the unused color behind the work. I hope that helps!

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