As some of you might remember, back in September at iKnit London weekend, I bought a lovely big wooden swift and then carelessly left it at the W.H.Smith shop at Stansted airport. No one turned it in. I never got it back. I’m still pissed off at myself for that.
Meanwhile, I needed to ball up some yarn to continue knitting DB’s famous (in my knitting circles anyway) Most-Boring-Scarf-In-The-World project. I figured that he could do his part by holding out his arms with his yarn so I could wind it up easier. He played swift and I played ball winder.
Isn’t the yarn lovely? The colors are really beautiful and the yarn is soft luxurious merino from New Zealand.
The good news about this scarf is that I’ve knit an entire ball of sock yarn in this oh-so-boring 2×2 rib on 3mm needles. The bad news is that I have another ball of sock yarn to go to make it as long as he wants it to be. Sigh. “I’m getting to it I promise!”, I keep telling him. I only have 2 Christmas knitting items I’m making this year and one is already done. THEN I will FINISH this damned thing. Really. Truly.
On Ravelry there was a forum post about a super cheap swift and ball winder you could order online from China. The site is here. I think I’m going to go for it. Or maybe I should wait till after Christmas to see if anyone gets it for me. 🙂