I did a lot of research trying to figure out which one I wanted to get. I had a few things I knew I wanted.
- I wanted it to make yarn "cakes" (Cakes= cylinders of yarn usually flat on the top and bottom).
- I wanted a manual crank one and not an electric one. (I can't wind yarn in a hurricane if the power is out with an electric one and there isn't much else to do them. :)
- I wanted it to be under $50
In my search I had only found one that really fit all of my needs. That was a Lasic Yarn Ball Winder. Then my friend Kendall over at Up in Stitches clued my into one that Knit Picks sells. It met all my requirements, got decent reviews, came recommended, was inexpensive and seemed perfect! So I go it! YAY!
(Just a disclaimer, I am no way affiliated or attached or getting paid for this review, I just love it, but Knit Picks, feel free to email me and we can talk! Hehe)
yarn storage! Is it just me or do all skeins of yarn just look so much better all wound up?!
So that's my super pretty yarn cakes. Now I just have to figure out if I want to store them differently then in the tubs that I usually store them in. I saw a really cool yarn wall that used peg board. That would be awesome, but I think keeping it out of sight from my husband might be a better idea. :)
Do you have a yarn ball winder? Do you like it? Which one do you have? Feel fee to leave me some comments letting me know!