(sorry, people who are interested in actual bees – this post is not for you!)
A few weeks ago, Bells asked me how I store my completed sexypuffs. So I figured I may as well do a complete RoseRed Guide to Beekeeper Basics, heh!
So this is my super-special storage solution for the puffs:
Yes, that’s right, good old ziplock bags! I guess I am just about ready to graduate them to a plastic tub or similar. I’d love to put them loose in a nice woven or cane basket, but there are a few reasons why I don’t think it is a good idea…(a) moths or similar buggy nasties (b) the irresistable allure I am sure a basket of puffs will have for little boy hands (not that he’s shown much interest yet, but I’m not discounting it in future!) and (c) the irresistable allure I am sure it will have for the cat, who is likely to claim it as her new sleeping bed!
The puffs for the current month are in the white drawstring bag at the bottom – at the end of the month I tally them up and note them on the yarn boards (which I’ve shown you before) – it’s got samples and notes about all the yarns I’ve used so far, how many puffs in that colour and where the yarn came from, if donated to me. I’m going to have to find some more thick cardboard soon!
(Some of) the yarn awaiting puffication is in glass vases on the coffee table. For some reason it is has not been of appeal to small boy hands – yet. I suspect the day will come. Probably sooner than I am ready!
And finally, my to-go puff project bag – a superfantastic Buttontree Lane sunnyboy bag, in which I keep a few small balls of puff yarn, spare circular needles, a ziplock bag (but of course!) of stuffing, a crochet hook for the neat crochet bind off, and the folca box (“if always have folca, important things will not forget!”) of notions.
So there you have it! I’d better get back to sexypuffing!