After this idea came across my feed on Facebook, I 'bout fell outta my chair!
I had to give it a go.
I already have a yarn winder but this goes so much faster and works great with leftover yarn from a skein.
I didn't have a hand mixer (mine's the big Kitchenaide lug), so I picked one up at the thrifts for a few dollars.
You could also use an electric drill with a mixer head attachment, but you'd hafta use two hands, one to hold the drill and one to keep the tension on the yarn, which could be a bit tricky.
Cut a small slit at the end of the roll, slide it on the mixer head attachment and attach the yarn to it.
Hold the yarn to keep a firm tension on it otherwise it'll be all tangled up on the mixer head.
Set the mixer on the counter, turn it on low speed and watch the magic happen!
I was also thinkin' if you have yer yarn rolled up nice and tidy, you could stick the roll on one of those paper towel holders which would prevent the yarn from gettin' messy and make it oh so much easier to croshay.
Storage would also be easy because you could hang them from anything.
Store up on those toilet paper rolls ladies!
Oh, and if you don't see me here, I'm usually hangin' out on Instagram.
Now that Halloween is finally over, let's move on to Christmas!
For the past two years, this gurl has decorated her tree with granny squares!
It was time I came up with some new ornaments.
You can use any size yarn but pick a hook to match.
I used a 3mm hook and Sheepjeswol in stonewash.
These work up quickly!
Let's get started...
CH 4. SL ST to first chain to form a loop.
Row 1: CH 3, 11 DC into loop, SL ST into top of beginning CH 3, insert hook into next DC, attach new color yarn to hook and pull through as a SL ST. (12 stitches)
Row 2: CH3, 2DC in same ST. CH1, SK 1 ST, *3DC in next ST, CH 1, SK 1 ST* repeat from *to* to end. SL ST to top of beginning CH3. Insert hook into next DC (center of cluster), attach new color of yarn to hook and pull through as a SL ST. (6 clusters)
Row 3: CH3, 2DC in same ST. CH1, *3DC in CH1 space from previous row, CH1. SK 1 DC, in next DC (center of cluster) 3 DC, CH1*. Repeat from *to* to end of row, SL ST to top of CH3. (12 clusters)
Row 4. SL ST into all stitches around.
Row 5: Turn. The back side is now facing you. CH 1 and SC around to end. SL ST to CH1. SL ST to center DC.
Make the loop: CH 13 or however long you want your loop. Then SL ST back into the beginning ST to secure.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Hang on the tree, make a garland for your window or use as decoration on your presents.