Monday, April 13, 2009

Yarn Winder

Today I dug out my yarn winder so I could turn my bargain skeins of wool yarn into spools/balls.
I bought this devise almost 20-years ago when I worked for a lady in the Dallas area knitting sweaters.
When the spool/ball is complete it sits in one spot without moving.
Once all the spools/balls were finished I started making small muslin bags to store the yarn in so they stay clean.
The bags are a draw string style so it's easy to use.
So far I really like this new system.

5 comments:

Texas Mom said...

My, aren't you ambitious! Bags for ALL the balls of yarn??

I remember when you made those sweaters. Do you have the supplies to continue this?

Ann said...

Ambitious..a good word, Helen. I was trying to think of what to say about this.....I wish I had Patty's time and energy!

QuiltedSimple said...

You've been busy! What a great idea for your yarn and I love the skirt you made. The chicks are adorable too.....
Kris

Pat aka Posh said...

I love my yarn winder.. their the neatest thing since sliced bread ;) and speaking of bread, I've used bread bags for storing my ball of yarn in but I do like your cloth bag idea.

Texas Mom said...

Isn't storing your yarn in bread bags a crummy idea? Er, I mean (cough) Isn't crumbs sometimes left in those bags? ;-)

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