Are you like me? Do you spend time winding balls of yarn from skeins? I do a lot of this ... A LOT! The trouble used to be that once the ball is complete it becomes anonymous. It can be very difficult to identify which is which - to rematch dye lots, to re-order or simply to organise.
Could it work with hand-wound balls too?
I had a light bulb moment a while ago and now my life is much easier. (This is so obvious that I'm sure most of you already do this and I am slow to catch-up)
I wind the ball as usual but retain label. I then use this to create a ball band around my new centre-pull ball. Sometimes the label isn't long enough to go all the way around the ball and I just add a piece of scrap paper to fill the gap.
Ta da! That simple. A perfect solution.
|Bonus Tip - If you have an umbrella swift you can catch the tail-end|
of your yarn between the spokes to stop it getting in your way.