Do you know what I mean when I say "center-pull"? If you've been working with yarn for even a short while, I'm sure you do. For those of you that don't it's simply pulling the yarn from the center of the skein instead of the outside **shivers at the thought** and not having to roll the skein into a ball.
I work with Red Heart yarns a lot, the two main reasons being that the brand is readily available in a number of colors and it's pretty easy on the wallet. I have also come to love this:
Is that not a great idea? Don't you wish ALL yarn companies did this? I do. Someone finally decided to make it a bit easier on us yarn-junkies and label the yarn to show us which end to pull from.
**One quick note: I highly recommend the A side be avoided like the plague . . . just saying.**
Back to the topic at hand.
If you do use the center-pull method, you've more than likely noticed how frustrating it can get once you're down to the last few loops of yarn. For me, that free floating end (See image above, A side) seems to get in my way. Kinda like a bad penny and always unexpectedly showing up at the worst time.
So here's my little tip for you:
Tape that sucker down. If I know I'm going to use the entire skein in one project, THIS is what I do. And that's for a couple of reasons.
- It keeps the label with the yarn. That way I know exactly what color I'm using just in case I have to put it down for a prolonged length of time.
- I don't really like knots in my work. Taping the end means I don't have to cut the yarn from my project, ball up the remains, and reattach the yarn.
- And finally, that free floating irritant is out of the way and makes it easier for me to get through the project. If I don't tape it down I'm constantly having to stop and unwind a tangled mess.
Doing number 3 keeps you from having to deal with number 2.
And I definitely don't want a number 2 messing up my project.
Peace and blessings,
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