Friday, February 19, 2010

Roller Coasters

So, I really wanted to make this,
but first I had to use up all of this.
I have a self-imposed rule that I'm not allowed to buy any more yarn unless I can use up what I already own.
So I made a roller coaster runner, a functional trivet/coaster collection that doubles as a lovely runner for my dining table.
It was really easy to make too! I just cut out a bunch of felt circles in assorted sizes and glued yarn in a spiral. I finished some of the rounds with criss-crossed yarn and gold thread.

The only problem was that it hardly dented my huge pile of yarn. I still have tons of it left.
I must confess, I still went to the store and bought the yarn for the cowl anyway...and it was totally worth it!

-Jessie, Santa Fe, NM


  1. Jessie--thank you so much for your comment on my blog! it is really encouraging to find others w/similar physical ailments...especially young ones b/c it makes me feel so old! And I love this project--I inherited TONS of yarn from my husbands grandmother, after I had already amassed a huge amount of my own--I have the same rule for myself--got to use it up before i can buy more! Recently I've been having friends over to "shop" in my yarn supply :) Thanks again for the encouragemetn, and this is such a fun blog!

  2. Thank you so much Sarahe, I'm so happy to have you here at Chirp + Chatter!