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Old 01-05-2006, 12:51 PM   #1
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after you "wind" your yarn into balls...
how do you keep track of what you have--do you somehow attach the labels to the balls or do you just *know*?? I am eagerly awaiting the UPS man...I have no idea when my new ball winder will come but I'm already thinking ahead to how to organize my yarn once it gets here and all of my yarn is transformed into perfect little center pull balls...
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Old 01-05-2006, 12:57 PM   #2
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I wrap the lable back around the ball and affix it with tape... just don't cover up the part where your yarn comes out the top.
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Old 01-05-2006, 01:28 PM   #3
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I usually put my yarn in a ziplock baggie, cut off one corner and put the yarn through there. That way, I can just stick the yarn label in the bag with the yarn and I don't have to worry about losing it. Also, it keeps the yarn clean!
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the LYS taught me to shove the label into the center of the ball with my thumbs when pulling it off of the winder.
the action tho, is more like pulling the ball onto the label.
1) wind the ball
2) fold the label up and put it on top of the cylinder part of the winder
3) pull the ball off the winder gently, encasing the label in the middle

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One of the gals at my LYS folds the label up and holds it agains the center post of the ball winder and after a few cranks, the yarn holds the label down. then when the ball is done, the label is tucked in the middle...there it stays until i use the ball...
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Thanks guys--that does give me some ideas--Margie I really like you're method--especially since I have yarn that will inevitably collect dust (b/c I'm slow and b/c my stash is growing MUCH faster than my FO log...LOL)
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don't mean to rain on anyone's winding parade, BUT I heard somewhere that you shouldn't wind your yarn until you're ready to use it...because it stretches the yarn out.

is that true?

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Originally Posted by Carol_OH
don't mean to rain on anyone's winding parade, BUT I heard somewhere that you shouldn't wind your yarn until you're ready to use it...because it stretches the yarn out.
hehe..more for your money?!?!?! (jk)
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I actually did read something about this, but it involved hand winding. Hand winding is usually tighter and will stretch the yarn. The ball winders are generally loose enough that I don't see this as being an issue.
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Yay! I can wind my heart away...
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