Friday, September 19, 2008
I am sure all of us knitters have a lot of yarn stashed somewhere that we have no earthly idea what we are going to do with it, but it looked so pretty, or soft, or neat that we just HAD to get it!! I started off stashing my yarns in a three tier rubbermaid container that is probably two and a half feet wide. It is now FULL!! (Gasp, Horror, the Shock of it all!) Upon having nowhere to place my newly purchased yarns, I decided I would separate my knitting yarns and projects from my crocheting yarns and projects. Off to the store I went and purchased a smaller container (at the time I wasn't really planning on going overboard. Haha, what a joke!) which would hold my needles and notions along with my yarns and patterns. This worked out until I finished my first ever knitting project. Then I became an unfortunate victim of the knitting bug; I got bit by it and have suffered from its malady ever since.
I now have five projects on the needle and needed somewhere to separately put all of my current projects. I hated having to open the drawers to my rubbermaid container, so I looked into a knitting basket. Upon finding some online, I realized I did not wish to pay that much for something like that, plus most of them had no way of closing. I have to protect my yarn from my two dogs who think they are cats. I can't tell you how many times I have come home, having left a skein or two out, and yarn is everywhere! So I decided to go to my local Hobby Lobby to see if I could find a cheap basket and some fabric to sew into it. And then I saw these:
They're perfect!!! And pretty. They close on their own, so I don't need to sew a fabric closure into them. Now I have somewhere to put my projects so they are not all over each other, AND it only cost me $20!