Recycled yarn holder

September 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

One of my recent discoveries while reorganizing my kitchen was of some fruit-packaging foam stuff that I had shoved in the back of a kitchen drawer a while back. I actually don’t really know what it’s called, but it’s used to protect fruit from bruising while in transit.

Anyways, I always thought they were kinda cool looking (I admit I even wore them as funky wristwarmers for about an hour while typing once, though haven’t gotten up the nerve to do so around others…), and kept them. Then one day it dawned on me: hello, these could be useful! I shoved in two skeins of yarn and voilĂ , yarn holders.

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Striped baby blanket

September 2, 2010 § 2 Comments

I originally designed this blanket because I fell in love with the colors at the local big-box craft store. They are so cheerful and fun, and I really enjoyed working with this yarn, even though I generally prefer wool. However, many parents find wool to be intimidating to care for in addition to the baby’s care, so machine-washable and -dryable acrylic-cotton mixes are usually greatly appreciated.

To add more color to the blanket, I used two strands held together, alternating one color at a time, for variegated stripes. This is a really quick knit, and I hope you have as much fun making it as I did designing it!

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