Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DIY Yarn Holder

You know how the story goes!
Thought as a quilter that I COULD NOT get involved
 with another hobby.
As I spent more and more time with friends who
it all started to break and wear me down! 
(feeling sorry for me yet?)
And Really--How much of a supply do you need to knit?

Well I Crashed, Caved and Burned!

I am collecting:
 Yarn, Needles, Patterns, Markers Etc., Etc., Etc.,
Spending time looking at patterns wondering if I will
 ever be able to make these beautiful things.

And now that I have made more scarfs than
amount of days in a year.
And attempting to make my first sweater.
I go and make my mother and I 
Yarn Holders!

Started with empty oatmeal and coffee containers.

1 scrap booking zebra print paper.
1 piece of black stock paper.
My mom's and my initial in diamond bling. 
I put our initials on the cans since we are often together
and so we would not get them confused.

I liked the zebra duck tape, it matched the
zebra rotary cutters that my nieces gave
us before our retreat.

Added grommets to the lids so the yarn
would slide easily.

Used the template from the grommet package
 to mark....

and cut lids.

Attaching grommet.

Traced, cut and slide zebra paper under
 the oatmeal box plastic lid.

Turned lid over to trace and......

cut for grommet.

Grommet attached.

Wrap duck tape around coffee can
and oatmeal container.
And Wah--Lah!

So I have given up the fight!
And thrown in the White Flag!
I think I might be loosing my mind-
-but I am really have a great time doing it!
Till We Quilt Again (Or Knit),

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