30 July 2006

Drilling and Yarn

What could a power drill have to do with knitting? It's actually very simple...

My friend Ruth had a brilliant idea one day last year, in the Izmailovskii market in Moscow. They were selling blank wooden Matryoshka dolls - the nesting kind - so you could paint them yourself. We each bought a set, but Ruth's brilliant idea was to drill a hole in them and use the bigger two as yarn feeders. So, that's what I'm up to. I drilled the holes (one on top, for center-pull balls, one on the side for the other kind), and sanded them, and now they're resting until Hubbster feels like varnishing them for me (I don't dare do it myself because strong fumes give me migraines, and we don't have a yard to do this in or anything). Here's what they look like so far:



And I still have 5 nesting dolls to paint!

2 comments:

Laura said...

This is absolutely brilliant. Can't wait to see them all varnished!

peanutknits said...

You should paint the lage one too, that would be a really cute and funny yarn feeder! Paint it like a Matryoshka sheep! I collect those dolls, and knit as well, and your idea amused me so....