Sunday, 25 August 2013

Quick Tip

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.

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.

Could it work with hand-wound balls too?


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.

Victoria x