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linbtl
« on: April 14, 2005 10:24:15 PM »

Hi there,
I'm not sure where exactly I saw it, but it was this clear plastic canister thing that you keep your yarn in to keep it from rolling away while you're working on your project. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I'd love to get one...
Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2005 10:33:52 PM »

my mom saw one at a craft store called tall mouse. she decided to make her own out of a tupperware container or old butter dish. she just punched a whole in the top, smoothed it out and it worked. hope that helps.
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hudelei
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2005 01:02:12 AM »

I use things like those cardboard containers oatmeal comes in.  I pop the plastic lids off while I'm working and then put them back on afterwards to keep the yarn  from getting dusty or dirty.  Other grocery containers might work too, depending on how much yarn you are trying to keep track of.  I like the big oatmeal ones because they work for smaller yarn balls and for whole skeins too.
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2005 09:45:57 AM »

I like the Ziploc bag method - put the yarn in the bag, cut a little hole in the corner of the bag, thread the yarn through, and seal up the bag.  I've seen those container things, at http://www.yarntainer.com/, but for the price, it's just easier to use oatmeal canisters, butter tubs, ziploc bags, even tennis ball canisters.  It's recycling!
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2005 12:36:54 PM »

my mom has used a empty two litter bottle before because my old brother, 2 at the time, would take her skeins of yarn and destroy them into a mass a knots and tangles and run and try to hide it with out realizing we could just follow the trail.  so she cut the bottle in the middle, dropped the skein in the bottle fed the yarn through the top and duck taped it back together. viola, child proof.
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Jennickell
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2005 02:04:20 PM »

I had seen a lady at a craft show using two-liter soda bottles to put yarn in, she cut the bottom off flat, slid the skien in and threaded the yarn through the mouth of the bottle. I have been meaning to try it to see how good it works, would be really good for two or more color projects, would keep from getting tangled.
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2005 07:09:03 PM »

Thanks for all of the suggestions! I was at a yardsale last week, and I found this odd little number...I'm not sure, but I think it was originally intended for a grill of some sort. Whatever it was in its last life...


Whenever the yarn feeds through it, it looks like there's a small animal running around in a cage...sweet!
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2005 09:02:20 PM »

I think you are referring to the "Yarn Barn"

I have seen them sold by "Mary Maxim"
They are sold in four different colours Red, Blue, Green and Purple.
made of plastic with a hole at the top

In my travels I have seen them in Saskatoon, Ontario and Nova Scotia
some of the places I have seen them at are

Georgetown Yarn & Crafts    905-877-1521       
The Wool Bin        905-845-9512
The Wool Emporium  306-374-7848


Hope it helps.
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2005 04:02:06 PM »

my mom has used a empty two litter bottle before because my old brother, 2 at the time, would take her skeins of yarn and destroy them into a mass a knots and tangles and run and try to hide it with out realizing we could just follow the trail.  so she cut the bottle in the middle, dropped the skein in the bottle fed the yarn through the top and duck taped it back together. viola, child proof.

This made me think of GeekMagnet's post.  Seems practical and easy to make.
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GeekMagnet
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2005 10:24:52 PM »

that's brilliant! i love it!
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