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Monday, April 07, 2008


boxSo a nice man brought me a box today, and in it was the woolwinder and um, Haspel... skein-holdy-thingy that I bought on ebay! Oh this is so exciting. -->

upperswift <-- Here is what turned out to be the top bit of the skein-holdy-thingy, but I didn't know that when I photographed it, which is why it's upside down in the picture. I thought that nob-thing was a sort of foot that it was to stand on, and I wondered what would keep it from tipping over. lowerswift And this is what turned out to be the bottom bit. Look, it's all wood and low-tech! I feel so Amish! -->

ballwinder<-- And the wool winder! I had no idea how to use this, but I figured it out pretty quickly. It's a happy little gadget. It really seems to be enjoying its job. winding

Winding! Fun! The kids will totally want to get in on this, and they'll try to turn it into a speed contest. I wonder if I have any yarn crappy enough for them to practice on... -->

digitessa<-- Voilà, the finished product. Isn't it fabulous? I almost don't want to use it, it's so perfect. Fortunately, it's a center-pull ball... not a ball. Bale? A center-pull thingy, anyway, so it'll look like that for quite some time after I've started knitting with it. Yay!

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go wind my entire stash into these little bales.


akabini said...

I've called them "cakes" for years, or "cupcakes" if I'm in a silly mood.

But I *love* "bale!"
So suitable.

Gruß aus P.T.!

knitlady said...

Skein holders and wool winders are so helpful! I don't want to miss mines :)

bockstark.knits said...

I can't believe you went for so long without!!! Congrats!

alala said...

Oh right! Cakes! Of course, because they're so yummy!

I was winding one when the Sniglet came home, and he used the German word for hay-bales ("Ballen") to describe them, that's where I got that.

I don't know how I did without these gadgets for so long, I really don't.

Elemmaciltur said...

Yay!! Now you can make yarn cakes!

peachy said...

I wouldn't know what to do without mine, either - you'll see, in a week you're all dependent on that stuff!
And I really think that going low-tech there is a good thing. Less chance of anything getting broken!