Yarn holder (cat Protection for my wool!)

So yesterday my kitty decided to sneak up behind me, grab the whole skein of yarn (with needles) and try and run off with it. Sorry kitty, not allowed!

Needed a quick solution to protect my yarn while I’m using it. I have to put it away when I’m not knitting due to little teeth and sharp claws that just loooove stringy things!

Crocheted a very loose circle, threaded some elastic through the edge and spread it over the opening of a large jar I had. Pull wool through the hole in the centre ( or any other gap) and voila, cat proof wool storage!

I can take off the “cap” using the elastic and place everything including my needles in the jar and close the jar too. So it’s super safe against kitten

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Something different

This small project is a little different. I’m sewing something for my mountain bike. Yes, my bike!

I get a lot of dirt and water flying in my face and I needed something to prevent that. I searched the World Wide Web and found these guys commercially available.

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They catch all the dirt that would usually fly right into your face. See here….

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Unfortunately I couldn’t find one in the size I needed. BUT seeing as it’s just a wide elastic that spans the gap I thought I could make it myself. So I went ahead and made prototype number one….

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I had really wide elastic (for some high waisted skirt projects that are not even half finished.)
The frayed cuts are there because the fork on my bike won’t allow it to go straight across, the middle section needs to give way.
It’s only trial one. If this works well I will go about making a pretty looking one and update you on it too.

Here are some more bike pics…. My SO was dismantling and pimping his.

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EDIT: it works!!! Time to make the real one.

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