Wednesday, April 25, 2012

when the extra pair of hands aren't around...



and you need to make one of these
from a skein of yarn



well you get yourself one of these fine and dandy
doohickeys


(wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee)
'tis called
an
Amish style
swift



it holds the skein of yarn
you know
skein
the yarn that isn't rolled into a ball
for the non yarners among you
you can also make a skein on this
if you want to
I guess the spinners put the yarn they spin on this
then they use the yarn winder to make the cute little balls of yarn

 as I don't have the room for a regular swift
the one that looks like an umbrella(-ella-ella)!!!


I got this one that I found on Amazon.com
it was on sale too ...so there was no hesitation
 :)

(wwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee)
so the other day I put the
skein
on the
swift
 and
wound
up the yarn I needed
on the
yarn winder
and made me self some spiffy little
 balls o'yarn

now we're talking yarny
arrrrgh

will hopefully show you what I needed the spiffy balls for


 hopefully soon
'coz it's wool
and it's getting warmer by the day!!!


and it's taking so d yarn LONG
.......................................................................................................................................

:}

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

First I see you are using the Knit picks Harmony. Have several of the circulars, and love them. I don't have the doo hicky thingy, I have to do my by hand. I did 17 of them last week. Whew! Cant' wait to see what you are knitting!

Ruth Surplice said...

I really want a swift - so far the back of a chair is working for me fine but one day I see in swift in my future!

Andi said...

Adore that stripey goodness...can't wait to see it. I adore my swift, not sure what I did prior. :)

Andi said...

Oh and I meant to send you a link to a great Margarita recipe..but instead I linked it as my website. hehe. Enjoy anyways.
XO

Madhu said...

all that ........and you like Bonne Maman jam I see! :-)

MrS wiLD said...

Oh yes I wish I had one of those to help me wind up yarns. Good purchase M!

Baban Cat said...

I really want one! I wonder if I can get one from the UK. I'll have to do some investigating!