Archive | May 2021

Crochet and the Squeaky Bed

So what do you do when your bed squeaks? And I’m not talking about an ordinary squeak. It’s a squeak so annoying, it drove some people insane (and by people, I mean me). This squeak started almost immediately upon installation of the aforementioned bed. It’s a pinewood sleigh bed and any movement caused it to squeak.

At first, it wasn’t so bad, but over time, it got worse and worse. Just sitting or shifting on the bed caused all kinds of noises. Almost driven to madness, I tried all kinds of remedies, like oil lubricants at the joints, but nothing worked. Eventually, I realized if I shoved something between the headboard and the wall, it would help.

Turns out the squeak was mostly caused by the headboard moving. The pillows I used were supposed to be a temporary solution. They were big and ugly, but they worked and so with time, they became invisible to us and became permanent! I don’t know why I finally decided to try something less ugly to put in the place of the pillows, but it was time to get rid of them! Wait, I do know why. My hubs and I were talking about replacing our bedroom set. We’ve had it for over 20 years. I like the set, aside from the squeak, and am good either way. But all that talk got me thinking about the bed and the ugly, ‘temporary’ solution I had and wanted to change it.

An idea was born. I rummaged through my yarn stash and found a color that matched the wood of my bed. It was yarn I wasn’t very fond of, (it was an ugly color) and it was rough to boot. I probably figured it would make good doll hair. Perfect!

I decided I would make four crochet balls that would be just big enough to put pressure on the headboard but small enough to disappear into the background.

I stuffed the balls with old cut-up t-shirts and leggings. I wasn’t sure it was going to work, but it did! I have two so far.

Two more to go! They will go at the top of that curve there that you see on the bed. 🤞🏼