I’m making a paper chain with the yarn labels from this year’s projects; it’s a tidy and visual way to remember what I’ve done. Ten projects by the first week of April feels pretty good.
So far, from the top: Fierce Fibers and Moss Fibers (for Ebb and Flow), Knit Picks Chroma (Aspen Leaf scarf and Athena Cowl), Yarn Snob (Pooling is a Cinch and Firefly Trails), Anzula Luxury Yarn (Aspen Leaf Coasters), Dream in Color Classy (Fanfare Cowl/Hat (2 of them) and the current project which isn’t named yet).
Also pictured: Yarn chicken mug by JaMPDX, and our ancient Darth Vader bank, which still works when you put coins in. Some heavy breathing, light saber waving, and a message: “Impressive. Most impressive. But you are not a Jedi yet!”
Do you save your yarn labels? If yes, how? I used to just throw them in a basket, but the chain is much more fun.
I save them so I’ll have reference to what the yarn is, but once I’ve wound it (or once I’ve actually used it) the label tends to end up in a knitting bag pocket with a bunch of other labels. Not very informative.
Oh how many times I’ve wished I had, Michele .. 😦
It’s not too late; you can start one with your crochet projects now!
Perfect idea for yarn bands (labels). I never throw mine away but they end up with the remaining bits some where in my stash. I’ll keep one in stash now but make a chain with rest..much more enjoyable
What a great idea
Very fun idea for yarn labels! I do save mine. I keep a knitting journal and tape the yarn labels in there along with scraps of the yarns and so on. It’s helpful to refer back to sometimes!
I save the with the remains of the project. Plan to use like yarns scrap project.
Okay, this is brilliant. You just solved an ongoing problem. Thank you!
And it’s fun! Also, MDK shared it on IG and FB, and it turns out to be a very popular idea. So glad to spread the word.