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Old 04-27-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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Yarn 'labels'
Okay, I know there are probably tons of you out there who have a good solution.
My wife and I both save the labels off our yarn balls for the patterns. What's the best way of storing them so they are accessible and usable?
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:47 PM   #2
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What's the best way of storing them so they are accessible and usable?
The labels? I don't actually save them myself. I keep track of everything on Ravelry..it's like a journal. Heaven help me if Rav ever dies or loses all it's files.

So..what about a binder with the clear sleeves? You can probably store several at a time in each one. OR maybe use card stock and punch holes for the rings and glue them on. Then you can make notes by each one. Like I said though I haven't done this so I'm not sure of the pitfalls or what you might want to do with them.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:15 PM   #3
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So..what about a binder with the clear sleeves? You can probably store several at a time in each one. OR maybe use card stock and punch holes for the rings and glue them on. Then you can make notes by each one.
I like the idea of clear sleeves, though I haven't done it myself. I've just been keeping the printed patterns in a binder. I had every intention of placing them in clear sleeves and then printing a picture of my FO for each pattern. But, some of the patterns I reuse (for donation knitting), and the sleeves are not conducive to reading the patterns unless I use multiple sleeves for the multiple pages. Also, printing out pictures cost money, so I use Ravelry and my blog to keep the pictures.
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:26 AM   #4
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what about going online and actually printing the pattern full size, then if you put them into a binder they look nice and neat. you can always write on the print off the the yarn weight etc. that you took the pattern from.
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:29 AM   #5
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I tuck them inside the skein, so I know what and where it is when I need it.

If I have several similar yarns (such as blacks of same weight) which would be impossible to tell apart if label fell out I do this: Tie a certain # of knots on the end. Clip a piece of the yarn and tie same # of knots and tape it to the label. THAT way, I can tell them apart JIC they get separated.
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