I haven’t done anything other than continue with my blanket this week due to having another minor health problem that I won’t bore you with.
Now in the past I have thought about buying a Yarn Bowl and seen pictures of beautiful ones.
I have always thought a wooden one would be best as it is less easily broken that ceramic, however they are rather expensive and though I have seen places you can buy them online I would prefer to handle it if I am going to spend all that money.
However having wound all the yarn for the blanket into balls I did wonder if maybe a yarn bowl was just the thing that I needed as the slippery surface would allow the ball to unroll more easily.
Now from a long time ago when my son had a fancy for Douwe Egberts instant coffee, that is the brand that I generally buy. I now have far too many of their storage jars but the refills packs are often more expensive than buying the jars and they can be recycled, so I had a recent emptied jar to hand.
Some of the larger balls had to be squeezed to go in but this one fits quite nicely. I do actually use the jar standing up!
And as I suspected it is a great idea as the ball unrolls more easily and stays where it is put. Win, Win!
This is how far I have got with the blanket. Maybe about half way. I did try the clematis (pinky mauve colour) but decided that it didn’t really fit in, especially now I have more earth colours included.