A few weeks ago, my family and I visited the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. It was celebrating its 22nd year this Autumn. We’ve visited every year for the last six! It’s always fun to see all the animals, crafts, and happy people when we go.
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Last month, my family and I made our annual trip to the local fiber festival. This year the festival was celebrating its 20th year! I always enjoy going to see the sights! I’ll admit I haven’t done very many fiber crafts this year. Adjusting to the baby has been trying at times but it’s gotten better. I did manage to knit her a rose pink Sandoval hat to keep her little noggin warm during the Fall and Winter season. She hasn’t tried to take the hat off so I’m pretty sure she likes it!
Boye Assorted Yarn Sleeves I’ve found a affordable accessory to have on hand when working with yarn. These basically are used to prevent a collapsing skein of yarn as well as nightmare of a tangled yarn mess from happening.
To use these you simply slide them over a skein of yarn. Yes, it’s really that simple. Each sleeve will keep the skein of yarn together. I’ve found these incredibly helpful when taking my yarn along with me in a tote as well as when just knitting at home.
These come in a variety of sizes and colors. You can’t pick the colors but that’s not that big of a deal. These are a great choice if you need to start a project right away. These are my first choice when I don’t just don’t have time to put my yarn through my ball winder and then in a holder. They are a much nicer alternative to using panty hose or old onion mess bags and they take up an extremely small amount of space. These so far have held up quite will with many uses and there’s been no messes or damage to my my knitted items or snags in the yarn I’m using. Overall a great handy little tool I wish I had known about a lot sooner!
If you are looking for a little something extra to add to your online or craft store purchase these are totally the way to go. Also these make fantastic add-ons if you are planning to get a gift for a fellow knitter or crocheter.
Interested in Purchasing? Boye Assorted Yarn Sleeves can be purchased online at Amazon.com for around $3.00-$4.00 and around the same price at many local craft stores. Aside from the assortment, these also come in a Jumbo (3 – 10 inch sleeves in colors purple & green).
DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: I put together this blog post to share my thoughts on a product I felt other yarn crafters could benefit from. My thoughts are my own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any compensation for doing this post. Affiliate links can be found in this post.