A few years ago, my husband bought me a yarn winder for my birthday. It has been so useful to have and has been a great help in maintaining my yarn stash. I personally try to take some time to wind my yarn directly from the skein before using it. Sometimes due to the manufacturing process, there can be some small imperfections. Winding the yarn prior to using it allows me to work out any little knots, twists or tangles that might have slowed me down otherwise (working out a knot mid project is not fun). The winder works the yarn into little "cakes" which as a bonus, makes them easy to stack for storage! They also take up less room in this shape and I have been able to decrease my storage bins by winding. So there we go! It takes a bit of extra time but something I feel is definitely worthwhile.
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