Blog of Housewifery

I like to knit
I like to bake
But I'm a MOM
That takes the cake!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Yippee! My Birthday Present is here!

Actually, they called me last week, and I was going to wait until I got back from my trip to go pick it up, but when I was deciding what to bring, I realized some of the yarn needed to be wound, including the rest of my Anty Beryl Sweater yarn. So I went and picked it up. Here follows a stunning display of super yarny fun-ness.

 

My packages:

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Ball winder:

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Swift:

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Out of the bubble wrap:

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Clamped to the end table:

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Poof!

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Ball winder clamped in place:

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The Whole Getup:

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The devices are for when your yarn comes looking like this:

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Just stick it on the swift and connect to the ball winder:

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Turn the handle:

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The ball winder spins:

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Which spins the swift!

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Whiz!

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Ian finds it fascinating:

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Finished product:

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Pops off into a cute little yarn muffin. The yarn pulls right out of the centre.

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The ball winder is also useful for taking balls like this:

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And combining them into a ball like this:

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Which knits up into this stunning and classy bit of fabric:

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(Maybe I should have started with this):

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At any rate, I have plenty of ball winding in my future. This is just the beginning!

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2 comments:

Jennish said...

awesome! looks like fun!!! :)

Adrienne said...

yay, you got it....
makes me want to have yarn muffins...
but not really