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Exchanging knit to crochet

Exchange knitting to crochet or crochet to knitting.

 Keeping patterns - yarn neat  

I print out patterns I want to do from web sites and tuck them in page protectors and put them in paper report covers; on the front I write all the particulars for the project such as the kind of yarn, dye lot, needle size, and who it is for.  Then when I go to my yarn store I just bring the file folder with me to pick out what I need for the project.  If there is more then one needle size required I keep the needles not being used at the time in one of the page protectors in the folder.  This way I can just grab my yarn and folder and go.  I don't have to worry if I have what I need to keep going with the project.  Happy Knitting and Crocheting. Sparrow in VA

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I RECENTLY HAD AN IDEA AND I FOLLOWED UP WITH IT. NOW I LOVE IT AND WANT TO SHARE IT WITH OTHERS. I HAD A PROBLEM HOLDING ON TO A PATTERN IT WANTED TO BE ON THE FLOOR ALL THE TIME. NOT EASY TO FOLLOW A PATTERN THAT IS ON THE FLOOR OR UNDER THE CHAIR. SO I BOUGHT ONE ONE OF THE INEXPENSIVE BAND TYPE MUSIC STANDS. IT FITS IN SMALL AREAS ONCE YOU GET THE THREE LITTLE LEGS SITUATIED. THE HEIGHT CAN BE ADJUSTED AND THERE ARE  LITTLE WIRES ON EITHER SIDE THAT HOLD THE PATTEN WHERE I WANT IT. WHEITHER IT IS A SINGLE PAGE OF A BOOKLET. LENORA FROM NORTH DAKOTA

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MY OTHER FAVORITE THING IS A HAVE A WASTE BASKET THAT I GOT YEARS AGO. I LINE IT WITH A PLASTIC  BAG AND I KEEP MY YARN IN THERE. WHEN I AM NOT CROCHETING I PUT THE ITEM DOWN IN THE WASTE BASKET AND PULL THE PLASTIC BAG OVER IT. KEEPS THE CATS OUT OF MY WORK. IT WILL HOLD A VERY BIG AFGHAN. LENORA FROM NORTH DAKOTA

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I always use zip lock bags to keep my colors straight in. The bags  zip close on the yarn to keep it from unrolling while working the other colors. My mother and I have had no trouble with using a lot of color changing with this method! Feel free to have a go at it. I believe you will like this method, too.  Rita

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Tammy Terry, I keep the free patterns that you get at your LYS organized by putting them in the plastic sleeves that you can put in a notebook.  I found if you put them in side ways you could put two in.  You can also use a dry eraser marker on the plastic sleeve and mark you pattern while you are working on the project and then when you are finish you can clean the sheet and not hurt the pattern.

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Ali in NH Here is another use for an empty prescription bottle. Use it as a core for winding yarn. When you remove the bottle you are left with a ball of yarn that can be pulled out from the middle.

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From Sarah K. I use the kind on plastic bag that sheet sets and pillowcases come in to store ongoing projects in. These are much more durable and accessible than Ziploc bags, and they have zippers. You can usually fit your knitting needles or crochet hook inside as well.

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