Tuesday, February 27, 2007


My swift and ballwinder from Schoolhouse Press arrived yesterday (tools were exempt from the Yarn Diet!), though I didn't find them until this morning. (UPS gets to our neighborhood on the dark side of late afternoon.)

You don't know how tempted I was to call in "late," but the car was already warm and I was already dressed and so. . .

But you'd better believe that the very first thing I did when I got home this afternoon was open the package and set up the swift. And set up the ball winder. Then look around for a skein in need of balling.

Fortunately, I have a few. And 5 minutes later, et voila!

Neatly balled alpaca.

Ready to be knit into something nice.

And it will be.

After I ball up all the rest. No, wait. That's just a few. By the weekend, the aplaca will be becoming a set of mitts. For moi.

How did I live so long without them?
I feel your joy. I bought myself an El Cheapo ball winder last fall and immediately looked around for yarn to wind. No swift, though -- too spendy. The back of a dining room chair works pretty well.
hehehe Aren't they fun to play with? I got my ball winder first in a co-op. The kid got real tired of being my human swift real fast. I got my swift from Jo-ann's with a 50% off coupon. :O) Now I just need to get a sweater machine and I'll be in heaven. hehehe
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