Saturday, March 13, 2010

Boxes of Yarn

No, not a mail delivery… felted boxes!  I just love this pattern from the first Mason-Dixon Knitting book.  It calls for double-stranded bulky yarn, and Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky works great.  (I’ve also tried double- and quadruple-stranding worsted weight yarn, and it didn’t work very well, so skip that if you’re tempted.)  These nest and look useful for any number of things, don’t you think?IMG_5788 IMG_5791 IMG_5794 I made some of these back in 2008 and really liked them.  Let’s revisit them and see what they are up to, shall we?

I found the large one in the living room, holding interchangeable needles and a few notions:IMG_5805I found the medium one in the library, holding sock darning eggs, extra tape measures (you can never have too many), various buttons, etc: IMG_5814And I found the small one in Boy2’s bedroom, full of something I may have lost years ago: IMG_5808The red boxes are a bit smaller than the blue/green ones due to the needles I used.  The book edition that I have had a nasty misprint in it and said to use size US 10 needles (which I did – ouch – on 2 strands of bulky).  The pattern should have read US 15 needles (which I used on the next ones – much more comfortable).  That lesson has not been lost on me – I always check Ravelry for errata now before casting on!

I used 3 skeins each of Scuba and Oregano and only had 39 grams of yarn left (14 of green and 25 of blue).  Great project – fast, fun, functional.

1 comment:

Steven said...

Hah! You haven't lost your marbles. They're in your son's room! I really really need to make me some of these. Love the trip down felted box memory lane.