6.08.2006

My yarntainer

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.

5 comments:

michelleknits said...

It looks neat! And the smallest one is long enough to fit the dpns? i'm always worried about the stitches falling off in my bag...

robyn said...

I use 5" dpns for socks and I know that those will fit, but I am not sure about the longer ones.

robiewankenobie said...

how is it better than a dyi version?

Elizabeth K said...

I have a Yarntainer that I got at Wal-mart. Right now I'm just storing yarn in it.

Ariane said...

LOL...I would never send you something I didn't like...duh! ;o)

Glad you get good use out of it, especially if your traveling, it's best that people aren't trippin' over a ball of yarn rollin' down the isle:o)