Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Project Complete!

I mentioned a while back that I was working on a DIY project for creative yarn storage.  I've finally got it all up on the wall and am celebrating by stuffing yarn into all the cubbies.



Look carefully at the bulletin board -you'll see my new storage style for my crochet hooks as well, inspired by noticing that my daughter had hung my No. 5 hook on a pin after it had fallen to the floor from my desk.  I think it's a great way to keep them visible, and thus on my mind. 



It's been raining and raining here, which is not my favourite kind of yarnbombing weather.  Though the acrylic yarn keeps its bright colours even when wet, things do look a bit like the saggy baggy elephant's bum after 3 weeks in the rain.

I'm waiting for spring to begin cozying up to the town again, and for now am storing my motifs and buntings and bits and pieces in various baskets around the house.

Surely sunny days lie ahead, and I'm oh so ready for them...

8 comments:

  1. LOVE IT!!!!
    what are the containers made from?

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    1. They are made from sono-tube, a very thick and rigid cardboard tubing that is actually used to pour concrete pillars. When I was in the wedding-decorating business we used them to make fancy columns - painted white and draped with fake ivy, of course....eesh. But they have 101 uses!

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  2. this is so clever! i must do this with my hooks and yarn; i always seem to lose my my small thread hooks SO easily!

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  3. How did you get the pipe storage up there. Like how is staying up, screws? or what?

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    1. They are held up by two small L-brackets. They don't have to be too big or strong because the yarn is light. I glued them on with some kind of stinky industrial glue my dad got me. You have to scratch up the inside of the tubing because it's got a waxy/shiny cover that nothing sticks to. So, glue one side of the L to the tube, and screw they other side into the wall. And shazam!

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  4. This is probably the best yarn storage solution for me that I've seen!! Thank you so much! Can I ask you what the width and depth of the "cubbies" you've made are?

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  5. Hi!

    I am starting a knitting magazine called Chicago Knits Magazine and I'm doing an article on yarn storage. The pic above is exactly the kind of storage ideas i'm looking for.

    I am wondering if I can use that picture in my yarn storage article? Since we're a start-up, we don't have any money to pay for rights, but we can give you a photo credit along with your blog address (or website).

    Please let me know! I think this storage idea is fabulous!

    Thanks!

    Kim
    kimchicagoknitsmag.com

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  6. My email was supposed to be kim(at)chicagoknitsmag.com. Brackets don't work well in a web environment. ;)

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