Treats

Presenting my friend D, who just finished a fantabulous all-in-one-piece garter stitch sweater (with attached i-cord trim, yum), in Naturally Vero (I think it is a Fiber Trends pattern?):

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She wore it this weekend on our White Easter, and said that even though she was ready to throw it out the window of a moving car (or something like that) after all the yarn-eating garter stitch, she loves the result. I would too, quite frankly, particularly with the awesome brooch to go with it.

The Easter Bunny brought chocolate, as well as something else. I am now in possession of my very own ball-winder, yipee! It is already providing me with singular glee…

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I can tell that there is a certain skill to the winding, though. The first ones turned out way too loose and I think the last ones were too tight. I wound my earmarked-for-Clessidra 4 balls of Knit Picks Gloss (this means I am actually inching closer to starting them, even though I haven’t actually cast on), and 2 skeins of Lorna’s Laces earmarked for the Endpaper Mitts.

Tonight I have a date with some chocolate, and with the comfy couch.

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3 responses to “Treats

  1. Wow! I love that sweater! I just keep thinking of her throwing it out some window and hoping I’d be there to catch it! Mmmmm, it’s a stunner!

    Yay! for you Glenna! It’s so much fun winding those yarn cakes, and it remains fun even if you need to re-wind them…of course I know all about ‘that’.
    Those Endpaper Mitts are beauties…

  2. Lady O

    Ball winders and chocolate?!! Is the Easter Bunny trying to destroy your work ethic!? (I know I’d be lost to the world for weeks!!)

  3. Winding balls is a skill of sorts, definitely. Using my index finger as a guide I keep the tension tight at the start, but loosen up as I go along. I find that the tightness at the beginning will fill in the center hole when I pull it off the bobbin, it’s just tricky knowing when to go loose and how much. Hrm. Anyway, have fun making cakes! :D