Thursday, 18 May 2017

More stuff gone.

DD1 has collected all the gardening tools, a rug for DGD's room and assorted other bits and pieces.

I'm taking my sewing machine, a shoe box full of fabric, a small cutting mat and a box of haberdashery and notions to the boat. I'm also taking my crochet hooks and some yarn.

This is my current yarn stash, I'm debating how much I can fit on the boat!


12 comments:

maureenlthompson said...

Do you have a vacuum cleaner on the boat? If you do you could buy those bags that you suck all the air out of and they flatten to nothing. Perfect for yarn. I believe they are reusable time after time, just have to suck out the air again if you open them.

maureenlthompson said...

I see you can get them with their own handpump now too so even better.

Hard up Hester said...

Just a dustpan and brush, we did have a small rechargeable vacuum but realised there was no room

Veronica Cooke said...

Just to say there is a charity called for 'Knit for Peace' who accept blankets, knitted or crocheted and send them to conflict zones. They don't stipulate any specific sizes for the blankets.

I am now near to completion of my second crocheted blanket for them; I made them the size of a single bed or large throw. You have to pay the cost of the postage for the blankets which is why I'm sending two together!

lynda said...

Take your cushions / pillows out of their covers and stuff them with yarn and fabric!!!!!!

Hard up Hester said...

Thanks for the info Veronica.

Lynda, I think that would prove a bit lumpy!

galant said...

Could you not have a little boat attached on the end for your yarn etc? A mini Boaty? Do they call them "tenders" or something like that? I love Lynda's idea of stuffing pillows and cushions with yarn and fabric, what a brilliant idea!
Margaret P

Hard up Hester said...

Butty is an engineless boat use for extra space someone near us has 5 children they use their butty as bedrooms for the children.

Col. said...

Could you use some bags of yarn as ballast? I know it doesn't weigh much, but maybe, just maybe, CHS will take pity on you and allow a few bags to be stashed 'below'!

Winters End Rambler said...

I'm with the vacuum packers...no air = less space taken! x

Joy said...

Vacuum bags are great in theory, I have loads of them. However I have found it rare to find one that keeps the air sucked out. After a while they seem to leak air back into them, if you see what I mean, and you are back where you started.
I would suggest making covers for the wool stash and using them as sort of hassocks or footstools to rest your weary feet on after a hard days navigating or a hard night's hestering.

Hard up Hester said...

Vacuum bags, once the air has been sucked out are also very stiff and don't take well to being rammed into small areas.