I was so excited to welcome our old pie safe back into the house! It has spent several years exiled in the garage, ever since we eliminated the wall that it had stood against. However, my excitement was quickly extinguished when I discovered that something had left gnaw marks all across the bottom shelf! arrrgh. Thankfully, that’s all they left and apparently they weren’t able to reach any of the cupboard’s upper shelves.
I was planning to turn our old pie safe into a yarn safe, hoping that keeping all my sock yarn within view would encourage me to actually knit with it, not just collect it!
After thoroughly cleaning the pie safe, I coated every gouge with acrylic craft paint. I’m glad to say my camouflage was pretty successful.
I clearly have space to store more sock yarn…
so how could I resist buying just one more skein, especially when it was only ninety-nine cents at Savers?! My latest acquisition –
I would love to see what my new yarn looks like once it’s knitted-up. Can any of you identify it for me?
BTW – You might find it interesting to know that, when we bought it from an unfinished furniture place, this little cupboard had thin wooden panels in its doors. DH cut them out and we replaced them with pieces of hardware cloth that we had spray-painted black. I know, I know, screening would have been more historically accurate. I can only think we used the hardware cloth instead, because we happened to have some on hand.