Ughhhhhh….yet another craft store coupon in the mail. You know when you spend X they send you a coupon for $10 off your next purchase regular and sale? It’s like they must say to themselves “Hey, she spends an obscene amount on X (…yarn…) so let’s send her coupon so she comes back.” They know you’re going to spend so much more than the $10 AND forget about it if there happens to be a sale that week.
I can’t even tell you how many times I have told myself “No, Brianna, you do NOT need more yarn” but then I say “ohhh but the couponnnn, I’ll only spend the $10 coupon.” HA! Good one, $50 later.
This whole scenario happens on a regular basis, but the problem is that the yarn stash is really starting to get out of control and I’m not making fast enough to keep up with my stockpile of yarn! Add in that I just started going through all of my Oma’s yarn and adding that to the stash! SO MUCH YARN but I LOVE IT!
Anyhow, the biggest dilemma is storing all this yarn. So what I decided to do was make baskets from all of this random yarn to store more random yarn! Great idea right!? So I have finished one and it came out decent. It looks like a basket, but it’s a bit lumpy.
So now, I am currently working on a second basket that I changed up the pattern on a bit to try to work out some of the kinks. I’m sure I’ll be making baskets like crazy now because I am obsessed with storage and what’s better then making your own!? I’ll be sharing a pattern once I get mine figured out so that the basket is formed better!
Here is the second one I am working on. You can see that the sides definitely look more straight!
***UPDATE 12.28.2016*** My Oma’s yarn stash was actually much larger then I had originally thought. Say, I don’t know, FIVE huge containers larger. I’m talking the big ones that you can fit in. Needless to say, I will not be making baskets to store it all. BUT I do have a really fun project I want to try with the scraps!
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