|The bottom detail on my new |
rectangular yarn basket.
Yarn wrangling was definitely the order of the day, so a part of this year's fall reorganization needed to include yarn containers. Using this Chunky Basket pattern as a template, I crafted two - one circular, and one rectangular.
Holding two strands of worsted weight cotton together, these baskets worked up lickity-split. At 4 1/2" high and about 14" in length and diameter, they also hold a whole lotta yarny goodness.They add a shot of clean white - and of course, I can look at more of my stash while I use it.
Additionally, I've been saving all of the yarn labels from the fiber I use with the thought that they would eventually find their way into some art. I also had an old wood box that I've had, like, forever, that needed a make-over. So, after painting the bottom of it with a little phthalo blue acrylic paint, as well as finding a theme in some of the yarn names (sprout, grass, dune, and of course that Noro "world of nature"), I present my first decoupage attempt:
This is the first time I've used Modge Podge, and I've concluded that I like using gel medium much better to afix things (I painted gel medium on top of the labels, that's why they're slightly shiny). Nevertheless, it's kind of neat to see the labels in my living room - it reminds me of some wonderful projects (can anyone say Inspira Cowl?).
Don't forget to check back with Andrea's blog to see how everyone else is wrangling their respective yarn this Fiber Arts Friday. And Andrea - I'm back on the shawl, so it shouldn't be too much longer now.