beehive yarn holders

May 26, 2009 at 7:26 am (old knitting tools)

beehive  yarn holders Reusing something from the past  is so very satisfying sometimes –especially when it is so very practical.  Looking high  and low over time I have slowly added to my beehive yarn holder collection  I use them all the time on smaller projects and they protect the yarn from the wild attacks from my bored animals who lack real victims for their hunting need  They work in tantem- my long haired grey cat knocks a yarn ball & project off the table  . I know now to  listen for the growl from my shaggy dogboy – which means he has spread yarn all over the floor  and the cat has now joined him in the attack  My older, calmer cat- by this time has come in the room sniffing  out the hunt    The poor yarn ball is hopelessly tangled and spread 20 feet in all directions

Did I mention linen really tangles in an unfriendly way?  Anyway… I am very grateful for these holders as they contain the smaller projects in a quaint old timey manner

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3 Comments

  1. fierymyst said,

    These are too cute, where did you find such a useful item? What a brilliant use for them too!!

    • gulfcoastgal said,

      I have looked out for them and collected for over 10 years
      I have found them in garage/estate sales “Junque/Junk shops”
      Ebay UK and ETSY. BIg organized flea markets would be a good site to look and I have looked there as well
      So many old things have been tossed out when non knitters inherit
      knitters old patterns interesting needles and tools
      I have more old needles and will try to post soon

      • rene343 said,

        I have an OLD iron yarn holder made by John Wright, Pat. feb 16, 1880
        any idea where i could possible find its value?

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