Yes! I managed to publish a true post for May 13; enjoy reading:
When I posted about my Log Cabin throw project
, I began thinking about what makes it fall into the category of “challenging.” What quickly jumped out at me was wrangling the excessive amount of different color yarns being used at the same time. Using multiple colors during knitting/crocheting is called colorwork and sometimes it is not colorful “work” at all; it can be as tedious as removing the shell from a hard boiled egg. (Going to have them next week for lunch so that's the reason for the unexpected metaphor!)
So what have I been using to make sure I don't create a yarn mess? Homemade yarn bobbins. The magazine pattern recommended buying plastic yarn bobbins. Here are a couple shots of some bobbins that were shown on the pattern page:
I took the design from the magazine and tried to copy it using some heavy-duty cardboard. This is what I came up with:
I must say that I have never used a yarn bobbin in my life but I think this cardboard version does the job well. But “well” is all I can say about it—in other words, I am on the lookout for something new and better! So for all those mosaic/colorwork yarnies out there, what type of yarn bobbin do you recommend for me? I am looking for one that can hold a good deal of yarn, is lightweight but sturdy, and will help me work with five or six different yarns at once. I've scoured the internet looking for the most popular and these are the ones I've come up with:
Any keepers in my lineup? Please tell!