A long time ago, the spouse and I bought this rocker from the All West Crafts Fair in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. I remember how the spouse and his dad went back to the fair after dropping his mom and I off at home, and then they drove home with the chair tied to the roof of our little blue Toyota. It is the most comfortable rocker ever, so I like to sit in it while doing needlework and watching TV. I usually have a folding TV table next to me to hold my equipment, but I am always bumping it and knocking everything off onto the floor. What I needed was something to hold the yarn so it wouldn’t roll away.
I don’t really put the chair and table right in the center of the room, but I moved it for picture purposes. While hunting around for a fabric to use, I found a brown and white decorator fabric that was intended to be a skirt for A. It flunked her fashion approval, so it has been waiting in the fabric pile for me to think of some use for it. To start, I needed a pattern for the table top. After putting a big piece of butcher paper on the table, I ran a pencil around the edge and then cut out the pattern while reminding myself I needed to add seam allowances.
Pockets were added to the front to hold the skein of yarn and maybe the remote. There are box pleats at the bottom of the pockets to make it easy for the yarn skeins to fit.
Here’s an action shot with my current crochet project:
This table caddy only took about two hours to make, mostly because I knocked over a container of safety pins and they fell behind the sewing machine and into the bookshelves and took forever to clean up.
I found a gadget at the thrift store that holds books up so that you can read them without holding them, so I am going to use that to hold my instructions. It will fit nicely on the table top.