In no particular order until you get to number one, Top Ten Unusual Places to Store Yarn:
10. Inside the piano: as in inside the cavity, down amongst the strings. It was during the school holidays and my little Liberaces are skilled at managing to wiggle out of practice during this time so I knew I was safe for five weeks. (Ann)
9. In a wine rack – the little holes are perfect for skeins of yarn – and it’s pretty! (Lori)
8. The craziest place I have ever stored yarn was in the bottom of my baby’s Exersaucer. It has a nice dish effect that could hold a lot of yarn. However, I had to move it because my kitty, Cleo, recognized that the saucer had grown “yarn-fur” and began to attack it. (Joan)
7. Skeins of yarn stuffed in old panty hose and tacked to the wall of the cedar closet . . . I still have to laugh, thinking of all those “legs” of yarn. . . but it was great storage . . . wish I still had that cedar closet. One of my sons once ask me what happened to the rest of the “bodies” (Sue)
6. I actually stored yarn in my daughter’s stuffed dog. (Lucrecer)
5. Well, I’m storing yarn right now in an unused fireplace and the little wood-keeping spot bricked in right next to the actual fireplace. (Melisande)
4. I store my yarn for colorwork hanging from the rungs of a ladder – so I can see all the colors and be inspired. (Amy)
3. One day I had a bunch of stuff out-lace weight bits and pieces — and I wanted to keep them upstairs, so I stuffed them into an old umbrella that was opened, closed the sucker up, and then stashed it into the big pottery urn we have for holding stuff like that. (Deb)
2. I used to have one of those glass lamps with removable bottoms. You could remove the bottom, fill the lamp with whatever clever decorative items you wanted. I used small balls of yarn from a dye experiment. (Janice)
And the winner:
The most unusual place I have stored yarn: (requires some explanation) I was redoing the upstairs bathroom, and as I hate change and fear problems with my repairs/handy-woman work, I had all the items I was replacing in the upstairs hallway for 3 or 4 months. The new toilet was unpacked and pristine-shiny white; I decided that it couldn’t just sit there that way, so I put beautiful blue and purple yarns in the bowl section, with novelty yarns in the top spilling ever-so artfully over. That way, every time I walked to the bedroom, I: a) saw yarn I should be using; and b) saw the toilet I should be installing! (KnittyKim)
Congratulations to KnittyKim! The lovely prize package generously donated by Nanette will be winging its way to you soon.
And thanks to everyone for participating. I loved reading all your answers!
A Hana Silk question:
How’s it knitting up on the size 8’s? Did you use a larger needle for your Hanna scarf? I’m planning a lacy wrap (nothing fancy, probably just a feather and fan stitch) but am not sure what sort of gauge I’d want to go for w/ this yarn. (Recommended needle size is like 10.5 or 11, which seemed huge when I looked at the yarn.)
It knit up nicely on size 8s. I did swatch for this because the pattern calls for All Seasons Cotton, which is so completely different from a silk ribbon, right? And to my surprise I got gauge on the same needle size called for — US 8.
It’s not a tight fabric on size 8s, but it’s not too loose, either. (Could I be any more wishy-washy?) It’s ju-u-u-u-ust right.
My Hana Silk scarf? What size needles did I use? Durned if I can remember. And I didn’t write it down. Certainly no smaller than US 8, and possibly a size or two larger.
The bottom line is that I like it knitted on 8s. Though if you were knitting a lacy pattern you could certainly go larger.
Oh, and I finished the tank.
Spongebob would like you to know that the yarn pictured in his photo from Friday is all Spirit Trail Fiberworks yarn.
The blue is Bluefaced Leicester wool and the green is 50/50 silk/wool.
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