Festive (and inexpensive) yarn holder!
I was looking for a yarn holder yesterday at A.C. Moore, and the not-very-nice-looking clear plastic ones started at $12. I just couldn’t bring myself to pay that much (I’m a die-hard Mainer – we’re stingy and proud of it). Then on the way to the checkout, I noticed holiday heavy cardboard wine gift tubes for $4. They were perfect. The lid comes off but stays attached, and it fits a full-size skein. When I brought it home, I punched a hole in the top with a Phillips screwdriver and hammer (that may have been overkill, but it worked well). Now my yarn stays clean and tangle-free while I’m working. Love it!