I came up with the idea for Skein Snake when mulling over linen yarn. I was thinking about how hard linen yarn is on the hands. One of the things you always hear about linen yarn is that it improves with washing and wearing. I got a spark of inspiration, quickly sewed the first Skein Snake in history.
I zipped the linen yarn into the Skein Snake, crossed my fingers and sent it through the washer and dryer. Presto - yarn was softer, already treated for washer and dryer use and I would enjoy working with it and get an accurate swatch.
Then I tried it with some recycled yarn. What a difference. It was 50% wool, 50% nylon. It fluffed up beautifully in the washer and dryer.
I love my invention (patent applied for) and hope that you will, too...
- Born on August 31
- Joined September 7, 2006