Haven’t been able to find a spare moment the last couple days. Farm planting is on full throttle right now, you see, and not much time is left for blog posting. I will be getting an afternoon free tomorrow so maybe I can catch up a bit and schedule some posts. I sure hope this will happen because I don’t won’t to miss a day!
Now not many crafters probably have balls upon balls of crochet thread in their stash, but this is most certainly the case with yours truly. When I started out in crochet I went down an unexpected route: I did thread crochet. Most beginners start with a J hook and worsted weight yarn but I began with small steel hooks and thread. The main cause for this was because the Yahoo! group I joined (Eri’s Crocheting Circle) had many members that were passionate “threadies.” Their enthusiasm rubbed off on me and I couldn’t help making doilies and table runners.
This led to a large lot of balls and I needed a place to store them. So I made this:
These crochet thread holders of mine are simply 1×4’s that I drilled holes into. I then added a dab of glue and inserted cut-to-sized dowels into the holes. The dowels are cut to three different lengths (small, medium, and long), so I can have a dowel the right length for the different sized balls I have.
P.S. Interesting wallpaper, no? That’s my sewing room’s nursery-themed wallpaper I talked about earlier!