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« on: December 28, 2005 02:43:48 PM »

 Cheesy Now that I have your attention!!! hahaha, anyway, do you all need a tip on keeping the dog hairs and grass out of your projects or keeping your balls from getting tangled just as you get going? Something my mom always did was put her yarn into old school style water bottles, the kind that has a straw off the top, throw away the straw and thread the yarn through the top, then put your yarn in the bottle part and put the lid on. It keeps your yarn all pretty and they keep everything nice in your yarn bag too!!! Hope someone can use this random information!!! Happy Hooking!!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2005 05:14:01 AM »

 Huh I'm confused about the type of water bottle you're talking about. Sounds like a wonderful idea though -- plastic cups with lids that have straw-holes would probably work the same way...
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2005 07:04:39 AM »

wow.  i never would have thought to do that.  my boyfriend has a chihuahua and don't be confused by his mere eight pounds, the thing sheds worse than a mastiff.

this is a wonderful tip!
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2005 08:31:12 AM »

Huh I'm confused about the type of water bottle you're talking about. Sounds like a wonderful idea though -- plastic cups with lids that have straw-holes would probably work the same way...

I'm talking about the kind of water bottles they used to sell or give away with promotional stuff writen on the sides (I have one from 7-11 and Subway, and one from the Who's concert in 1989! that I use) any way, you can use the plastic cups from your Frappuccino's but I think they might be too "slender" to hold your ball of yarn well, that's why the water bottles are ideal, really any thing with a lid and a hole would work... If I have to re-ball a skein I will kinda mash a toilet paper roll cardboard center, and wrap around that, this way it is nice and slender and fits right nicely into the water bottle. I suppose you could modify this too, to go into your plastic drinking cup or whatever (a nice fat sour cream tub?)....
If I find a minute I'll post my current project and the way I have it set up... I wish the rest of my life could be so easily organized!!!! hahaha!
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2005 02:03:41 PM »

I think in some crochet book I read they suggested using margarine tubs with a hole in the lid.  I need to make some of those, my yarn gets yucky.  I have to check my projects before I give them away.  It might also keep my daughter from snatching my ball of yarn.
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