As you may recall, I had a major birthday a few weeks back. Wanna see what I got with some of my birthday cash?
(And before anyone asks, no, I did not buy the wheel with birthday money. I bought that just because I wanted it. Sometimes you just have to buy something just. because. you. want. it.)
But I digress. See that lovely wooden swift? And the nifty little ball winder next to it? I just love them! No more draping skeins over the backs of chairs or enlisting uncooperative children! No more tangled skeins! No more hours of winding messy roly-poly yarn balls. Now I can wind up my skeins whenever I want – and quickly, too.
I was so excited I started a shawl right away. Quick and easy was what I wanted and that’s what I got. Here’s Mason providing his technical expertise. You may note that he’s laying across not only the shawl but also the Trekking Feather and Fan socks. He’s an equal opportunity pest, that cat.
And here’s the shawl, which I finished on Tuesday and wore on Wednesday. No, I didn’t get an artsy photo shoot like some people. You’re just going to have to settle for the shawl draped over a chair in the dining room.
But isn’t it pretty? The colors are very neutral with splashes of orange and blue here and there. I can see myself grabbing for this baby all the time. It’s very soft and warm and I just love it. I used this pattern, only added some stitches on the edges and made it way bigger.
And now that I’ve told you my knitting tale, we will return to our regularly scheduled spinning.