Thursday, January 24, 2013
Does anyone else ever go in crafting/project phases? I'll be really into sewing for a while, then I'll go to bird watching, then painting, then to card making, then to shooting glitter cans, then to underwater basket weaving, etc. I'll usually revisit crafts and projects later...but sometimes it takes a while to circle back. There are so many unfinished projects around my house. A recentish phase was the crochet phase. I have a drawer stuffed full of yarn. I started off buying the really cheap yarn...but I found quick that I didn't really like it. But it's cheap...so I bought it anyway. So now I have a drawer full of yarn I don't like that I have to figure out what to do with (especially now that I'm entering into a knitting phase...never thought I'd ever in my life say that). This Pinstrosity submission was right on time...only I hope things go a little different for me.
The Original Pin
Genius, right?! I'm definitely going to give this a try. Takami saw this and decided to give it a go (way back in September...that seems so long ago now) so she'd be ready to crank out the Christmas gifts. Luckily she found yarn on sale and grabbed it up and ran home. She says, "I quickly scoured the house for some laundry bags, shoved the yarn inside, and put it in the washer. About 25 minutes later I opened up the top to find this:"
"I have no idea what happened, the zipper broke on one of the bags but I still have no idea what happened to the other bag or how the yarn managed to push its way out. I wasn't too worried since I only spent a couple bucks on it so my sister and I decided to have fun with it."
One could argue that the yarn is still usable if it is untangled...and they would be right. Unless my life depended on it (or if the yarn was made of gold or something like that), I probably would just chuck it out (or maybe stuff a pillow with it?) and start over again. But...the yarn definitely looks soft and fluffy...so that part worked.
I've had issues with those lingerie laundry bags and their zippers before. They don't work fantastically well. I started safety pinning it closed with a giant safety pin (almost the size of a diaper pin, but not quite). This keeps the zipper from opening. Now...how the other skein did its Houdini act...that beats me, but it's funny. I'm so glad you girls have a great sense of humor!