Wool @ Home - The Nursery

Monday, March 7, 2016

I thought it would be a fun exercise to share on the blog just how present wool and my love of this fibre is in my life. In my home to be more precise. 

I am planning on taking you from room to room and share with you how I have "decorated" with wooly goodness. I am calling it "Wool @ Home".

As a knitter, and a compulsive one at that, wool and yarn are always on my mind. But not just on my mind, at my fingertips as well.

One's home should feel comfortable and safe, and personally, to feel comfortable and safe, I surround myself with some of my favourite things. A nice book, a cup of tea, a pretty notebook, chocolate, a glass of wine, and of course, knitting. That's me in a nutshell. Follow the trail of yarn bits and chocolate foil, and you will find me, no fail.

As any self-respecting knitter can attest, wool and yarn are an investment. I have a rather small stash, and I am working on changing that, I promise you, so I find it important to make every yard count. I also tend to overbuy when purchasing yarn for a project, so there are always leftovers. So I am often faced with the question of what to do with those. 

I realized that these leftover bits of yarn are perfect for pom-poms. A fun, colourful pom-pom garland for my daughters room. 

Bonus? It is a good project to do with bored 8 year olds in need of a break from playing video-games. My son thought it was hilarious that the pom-poms needed a haircut after being finished.