Monday, January 14, 2013

Tip for those who knit or crochet

Somewhere or another I came upon a brilliant idea for containing that unruly ball of yarn while knitting. Sure, they sell special bowls like these: 
BUT.....the cheap plastic ones are too lightweight to remain in place and the nice ceramic ones are very pricey! So, off you go to the Goodwill and find yourself a nice heavy weight used tea pot. Like this:

You will simply need to make sure that when you check inside the pot that there is no blockage for the end of the yarn to thread through and out the spout. This teapot is HEAVY! So it won't go flying when I tug on the yarn.

I just love knitting. And crocheting. And sewing. And embroidering. And quilting. And CRAFTS of all sorts! January is usually a perfect month to focus on being creative. It's too cold to do much outdoors. The flower beds are rather dormant anyway. No pressing celebrations to tend to. Just creating items while in a relaxed state of mind.

Of course, there is always the fine prospect of reading. I do love a good on my Kindle! I admit, however, that I am more of a project person. I love the fact that when I do my handiwork, I end up with a useful item. The last book I read in December was The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman. I enjoyed it but it wasn't nearly as well-written or as interesting as In the Garden of the Beasts:  Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larsen. Both books were based on true events and I would definitely recommend them. I am currently reading War Brides by Helen Bryan.

1 comment:

Jamie Eaton said...

Clever use for a teapot!