The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress, as well for his defense against injury and violence, as for his repose ~ Edward Coke
My babies needed a safe home, and they needed one badly. Everyone does … don’t they?
My Knitpros, my rosewoods, my flexi-grip hooks, my lace hooks and my speed stix — they were just being bounced around, from place to place. From a plastic bag, to a too-small pencil case, to errr … nothing. It was a shame that they had no “fortress”; they had no place to call home. So I “made” them one.
I was home again today, still recuperating from this last whooper of a migraine and I was glad that I had a place to rest today. So why not make one for them? I didn’t want to sleep anymore; I needed a quick project that could be an even quicker F.O. (finished object) to relax some more. I didn’t want to crochet or knit a case so this yarn wrapped pretty was just the ticket.
The colour palette was inspired by my Knitpro hooks and project just took off from there. Armed with a glue gun, yarn, a random strip of tulle, a button and a storage jar, my babies home went from:
I made sure to use a jar that was short enough so the hook sizes are not hidden because the jar is too tall. With this, I could read the hook size on the handle of all the hooks in the jar. Yes, pretty storage is a must but so is practicality. Hunting for the sizes — no bueno!
The back doesn’t look as tidy with all the glue residue, but I’ll leave it overnight then clip the residue off with a nail clipper or trim it with my tiny scissors.
Tip: For anyone who tries this project, if a wide mouth jar is used, to have your hooks stand up well, trim and glue to the inside of the jar a trimmed to size Styrofoam cup. Once the cup is securely fastened in the jar, place the hooks in the Styrofoam cup — no-one would be the wiser. 😉
ETA: 8.4.2012 — craft glue is better to use than a hot glue gun. It dries cleaner.
Don’t they look happy in their new “castle”?!!!!
ETA: I’m joining Tami’s for F.O. Friday with this post … hop over to her site and be inspired.
Happy Friday! 😀