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My Crafty Husband

Posted in Featured , on January 21, 2009 , 7 Comments

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So I know this is my craft blog and I’m the crafty one of the family, but my loving husband surprised me this past weekend with a craft of his own!

I like to crochet when I’m on the couch watching a movie or a hockey game with my boys — Lucas and our two dogs.  I always seem to end up with skeins that I can’t pull from the center, and so having a bouncing skein of yarn that unravels around the outer edge can be really annoying.  Lucas decided he’d secretly clean out one of the HUGE jars of peanut butter we just finished recently and craft it into something useful for me.  He drilled a hole in the top of the lid and used one of my clasps for making purse snaps to fit into the hole so that the edges were smooth.  Then he printed pictures of him and our two dogs and taped them around the inside of the plastic jar.  Voila!  It was a yarn jar.  I can put my smaller skeins of yarn inside and pull the end through the hole and let the jar just sit there … now the ball of yarn is inside and can bounce around all it likes without bouncing away from me.  What a nifty idea, eh?  It was very sweet of him :)

And when I’m not out in the living room working on a crochet project the jar sits on my computer desk and is a neat little photo display and reminder of how lucky I am. :)

7 Responses to “My Crafty Husband”

  1. claire says:

    Most romantic gift evar. how thoughtful! you are lucky…

  2. Gerwerken says:

    I have been lurking around your blog for a while, but this has been the first time I have the need to comment.

    It is just wonderful that your husband thought to do this for you without your asking. Somehow, acts like these mean so much more when they are unprompted. It is only great husbands that notice our needs before we do ourselves.

    I also wanted to note your praise of him. It is no wonder he did this for you given the praise you have lavished on him here. You two seem to have a very good relationship.

    Congrats on a great husband!

  3. Tammy says:

    How neat and sweet

  4. Lesley says:

    Thanks everyone :) Isn’t he wonderful? <3

  5. Prairie Girl says:

    Came across your site tonight via a hometown city search on Ravelry. This is just the cutest contraption. And I’m sure quite handy as well :)

    Great blog too!

  6. Lesley says:

    Thank you so much! :)

  7. maria says:

    Wow is wonderful and swett and wery wery beatiful