Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Jar Yarn

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What to do with leftover yarns? You use those leftover Mason Jars and make your yarn collection multitask as decoration. Although, it is pertinent to note that I do not have an insect problem in my apartment, and so can, without fear, allow my yarn to roam free in this manner.
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There's a few things missing from this pic - firstly my tea (and I don't usually knit without it). Also, my pjs (which is my knitting uniform). Finally my boyfriend, who was kind enough to take the photo, and is long-suffering and consistently indulgent to my knitting whims. You know how they make those jokes about sports widows? Methinks he might be a knit widower.

ETA: There's been a few questions regarding the armchair pictured above. The chair in which I sit is this one from IKEA. It is very comfortable, fairly durable (I've had it for a few years) but not recommended for those with mobility issues/elderly/those with arthritis, etc... One has to sort of throw your weight forward to get out of it.

14 comments:

Clumsy Knitter said...

LOL I knit in my sweats and call them my 'uniform' too. :) Those jars are really cute...I might have to give them a try.

Sarah said...

Ooo! Love your chair. I am planning on buyig the same one on Monday (same upholstery too . . . not to sound like a stalker). Anyway, how do you like it? Is it comfortable to knit in? Has it held up well? Thanks for the info!!!

Siga said...

Cute! And may I ask: what's next on the needles? Looks like a sweater. ;-)

Jenni said...

That chair looks so comfy! Is it from Ikea? I need a new chair I may have to get one of those :)

Susan said...

The mason jars work perfectly for left-over yarn-bits. Looks great!

elliebelle said...

Oh I love your yarn jars. Great idea! Also, that chair looks perfect for knitting. Where did you get it?

Mama T said...

Nice to see the Harry Potters and the Diana Gabaldons in the background :) Some good diversionary reading, in between knits.

Sel and Poivre said...

'Love that jar shot!

knit.com.pt said...

I can't believe it!! That is the perfect word for my husband! *laughs*!!! He IS a knit widow!! Had never thought of that!!

Hilary said...

I absolutely adore the jar yarn idea, and I love how you've grouped the colors! I may copy you...

And "knit widower" is such a great way to put it! Ah, the poor men in the lives of knitters....I'm afraid my dear husband only thinks I keep him around to take blog photos for me.

Team Knit ! said...

I did the jar in jars, too! I've got a series of three specimen style vacuum seal jars for the yarn, and i agree- it's an awesome way to incorporate it into the general decor.... other than just leaving WIPs out all over the place, like I usually do....

- Julie

Walden said...

I just love the yarn in the jars!

Poethead said...

Love the jars! I also love your knitting attire--pj's! Mine too1

Heather said...

I knit in my IKEA chair, too.