Yarn has taken over my home. There’s a box of it next to my couch, a couple bags sitting on a rocking chair, a project bag hanging from a door knob, a second project bag hiding in my toddler’s bedroom (of all places), hooks and granny squares hanging out on my dining room table, and this is to say nothing of all the stray bits and bobs that have found their way into every nook, every cranny.
I NEED STORAGE.
I am already part way through re-doing an old trunk, but that project stalled out on lazy street. I’m also considering reclaiming a wire basket shelf I lost to my pots and pans, but said p&p’s have been demanding squatter’s rights. So, I’ve been thinking about making a stash basket à la the most impeccable Purl Bee. This fulfills the near constant crocheting urges I have whilst at the same time creating something useful. I suppose I’ll hold off on sending out those eviction notices.
Ironically, none of the yarn in my ever growing, blob-like stash seems up to the task for just such a basket. I was thinking of going to Home Depot to find something suitable when I realized that I have a veritable gold mine on my hands! There’s a giant blue Ikea bag in my pantry overflowing with plastic bags just begging to be recycled into yarn. And, that grocery store tan is just the sort of neutral tone I was looking for.
Toddler willing, I hope to get a start on it this weekend.