I had originally used these pretty mother-of-pearl rings to try to keep the skeins neat, but it never worked well; I think size 5 and 3 pearl cotton was just too thick. This idea (did I get it from Wild Olive? Pinterest? Who knows?) works much better; on one end of the stick I wrote the size of the thread, and on the other the color.
I started with a bag of 75 sticks, and I only have seven left -- that's a lot of thread!
What do I do with all these rings, now?