I want to do more reviews on this blog since I rely on the reviews of other when deciding what to buy. My first secret pal, Ariane, sent me a Yarntainer as part of one of my packages of goodies. I have to admit, when it first arrived, I thought it was one of those frivolous knitting tools that no one really needs and that I probably wouldn’t even use it. It was a couple of months before I even tried the thing out.
I was going on a trip to LA and I was working on one of the staff shrugs from Interweave. I was planning on wearing this to my friend’s wedding the next month so I really wanted to keep it free of dog hair and other debris. I broke out the Yarntainer, put my yarn inside and started my project. For the duration of the project I used my Yarntainer as a knitting bag, storing my yarn, needles, scissors, pattern, and stitch marker inside. When I finished knitting for the day, I would also store my project inside. As I knitted, I noticed that my yarn was staying in a ball instead slowly unraveling into a mess. I also noticed how easy the Yarntainer traveled; I could throw it into my backpack or luggage and not have to worry about my needles breaking or falling out. By the end of the project I was in love with this little plastic container. I now use my Yarntainer mostly for socks I love that it keeps everything together and tangle-free. I would highly recommend a Yarntainer to any knitter who travels with their projects, across town or across the country. I have the medium version which has enough space for most projects I do, but eventually I am going to invest in the smaller version for socks since I like to travel light.