Wednesday, November 4, 2015

What Kind Of Cake Do You Like?

Are you visualizing chocolate cake with a rich, creamy frosting?  Or maybe carrot cake with cream cheese frosting or spice cake or angel food cake, or ...

Do you know what my favorite cake is?  Yarn cake!!  Ever heard of it?

We’re having a dreary, misty day so I decided to spend the morning doing one of my favorite past times - getting out all my yarn and organizing it. 

I don’t have nearly enough yarn!

At the beginning of the year I had 5 of these large tubs stuffed full of yarn along with bags of yarn in the closet and underneath the couch.  While in Florida this past winter I had to order quite a bit of yarn to finish up some afghans I was working on.  Now I’m down to 2 full tubs, a tub with ‘scrap yarn’ and a couple of bags with yarn that I’m using right now. 

So, what is a yarn cake?  A few years ago I bought a yarn winder.  It’s great for winding partial skeins of yarn.  It keeps them neat and tidy.  The wound yarn is called a yarn cake! 

I’ve separated all my yarn by color, weighted all my yarn cakes so I know how much of each color I have, made a list of colors and amounts, and got it all back in the tubs.  It was a fun morning!
We’ve got a wonderful craft store in Kerrville that carries all the yarn colors I need.  So, right now, I’m not worried about stocking up, there is yarn close! 

I’m working on a couple of afghans now that I will finish before the end of the year.  That will make 22 afghans that I’ve crocheted and donated this year. 

Here are a few I’ve finished recently: 
Jacob's Ladder - scrap afghan.  
A scrap afghan is an afghan made out of left over bits and pieces of yarn from other projects. 
Shell stitch - also a scrap afghan 
Scooby-Doo.  This is calld a graphghan or picture afghan.
I got a little sidetracked but there will be more "vacation" blogs coming soon!


  1. Not much of a cake fan, myself, but I enjoy seeing your finished products.

  2. Neither do I care for cake... but I love seeing your yarns AND your afghans.... I don't have a yarn bin... most of my yarn is in small skeins (leftover from making a pair of socks)... but the colors and textures just mesmerize me....

    1. I feel the same way. That's why I keep "organizing" my yarn!

  3. What a nice hobby to have on the road! The aggans were lovely. Serene