The Beekeeper’s Quilt is one heckofa project. I suppose that’s what drew me to it in the first place. But it’s also what will relegate it to the pile of half-finished projects in the back of my closet if I’m not careful.
Before my Beekeeper’s bites the dust though, I decided to do what any smart crafter who takes on an uber time-consuming and somewhat tedious project does, I outsourced it. That’s right. I sent it overseas. Or at least overland. To my mom, the reining queen of tedious knitting projects. (This woman knits socks. Which I will NEVER do. Read more about why here.) Since my mom was generous enough to offer to help, I knew I wanted the yarn to arrive in a way that would inspire enthusiasm for the upcoming pursuit. Basically I was afraid she didn’t know what she was in for and I wanted to distract her with something pretty.
I had collected quite the nest of sock yarn and needed to share a little of each skein with her. I began by winding up small balls of each yarn. (This took WAY longer than I thought it would and probably took years off my wrists’ life.) The little yarn eggs were so cute, they gave me an idea—why not actually send them in an egg carton? I could recycle something I already had and ensure the yarn didn’t tangle along the journey. Two thumbs up. Don’t these little balls look perfectly at home in an egg carton? I don’t know why all yarn doesn’t come like this. Or even better why all egg cartons aren’t filled with yarn.
I think this carton-o-yarn is a perfect way to transform some of your yarn stash into great little gift for the knitters in your life (or perhaps your favorite cat). Who do you know that would love to receive a yarntastic care package in the mail?
UPDATE–Read more about my Beekeeper’s Quilt:
Why I Fell In Love
The Yarns I’m Using
The Template I Created To Sew My Beekeeper’s Quilt Together
Using a Whip Stitch Instead of Tying