You've seen my intarsia blanket in progress (here). This is the methodical way I lay out my yarns next to my chair.
This is the storage unit where they are kept when not laid out for work!
And this is my solution.
Looks okay, you think? It works to a point but the pockets are too small for full 100 gram skeins so I have to force the yarn in and drag it out (meaning I don't put the skein back in the pocket, I just drop it on the floor beside my chair). There are too few pockets for all the yarns I am using (some fell out of the bag and got left out of the photo).
I could have made something like this (picture from http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/handmade,oilcloth/Interesting)
but as the skeins got smaller they would fall out. Hindsight tells me I could have used elastic to solve that! I was trying to use what I had to hand to do the job and I didn't have any wide elastic. Perhaps in my second attempt, I will purchase what I need to be more efficient.
And I forgot to mention – I cut the binding at 2” instead of 2 1/2” then sewed it on at 3/8” instead of 1/4”! Therefore sewing down 132” of narrow binding took hours, put stress on my hands and could have been avoided if I had tried the pockets first before applying the binding!
Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
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