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MacGuyver Yarn Bowl

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Improve Your Knitting: Alternative Methods & Styles taught by Patty Lyons

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Category Knitting
Type Home Decor
Yarn Weight Other
Sizing Other
Style Geeky
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What materials did you use? Can your personal knitting set-up be home decor? I argue yes! From the precious bookshelf space you rearrange to hold your growing, colourful, multi-textured stash, to the yarn bowl made from tupperware and a stationery clip that sits camouflaged on the kitchen table. I favour "picking" and yes, I knit in bed. I'm a left-side gal. You see the problem here... This way, I can maintain tension and control feed from the nightstand to my left with items I had at home anyway! As I want to add other methods and styles to my bag of tricks, the clip can/will be repurposed for Portuguese.

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What are you most proud of? Knitting hit me like a bolt of lightning in late February 2014. This is what happens when adjustments are made on the fly for cheap to accommodate an apartment-living zealous convert (I'll be adding photos to this "project" as more mods are made)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't get derailed thinking you need a hand-made ceramic yarn bowl for ?30 or a crafting room/table. Or addi turbos. These are all perfectly nice things and understandable aims, but I think of knitting and the joy it brings as an equaliser. I try to think of ways I can do more, not reasons why I have to wait to get around to it/afford it. The finer things will come, but for now my acrylics, polyesters, bamboo, and tupperware are having a whale of a time! (and I'm prioritising new Craftsy courses and skill-building!)

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That is a fantastic idea! Julie T., Massachusetts

03/21/2015 Flag

D'oh! Accidentally responded to you initially without hitting "reply". I'll just copy/paste that here. Thanks so much! I've been happily using this set up for about a year now. It doesn't seem to stress or felt the yarn at all, and I've used some pretty delicate lace-weights at this point!

03/21/2015 Flag

Thanks so much! I've been happily using this set up for about a year now. It doesn't seem to stress or felt the yarn at all, and I've used some pretty delicate lace-weights at this point!

03/21/2015 Flag

Very Cleaver. thank you for posting this.

05/23/2015 Flag

You're very welcome! It works a treat.

05/24/2015 Flag

Awesome idea!!! I just broke my ceramic yarn bowl! even I would not break this!

03/22/2016 Flag

Thanks! I do love the look and artistry of ceramic yarn bowls, but they are a non-starter for me. I knit in all of our rooms and really have a knack for knocking things over. I'd have to buy true yarn bowls in bulk!

03/22/2016 Flag

How do you manipulate DPN, trying to make socks and not working well,turned the heel,but could not get back into pattern after picking up st. Any advice will help. Thank you

05/05/2016 Flag

Hi Loretha. I notice you've signed up for Lucy Neatby's Sock Knit-Along course. She does a very good job explaining this. This link (you'll have to copy and paste it) will take you straight to the part that I think will answer your question. Good luck! http://www.craftsy.com/lecture/smocked-guernsey-heel-to-toe/17737.html?t=850

05/05/2016 Flag