Friday, February 09, 2007

Holy Crap! I Have Loose Balls!!!

Loose balls, that was all I needed...

Before you get you knickers in a twist, the balls I speak of are the yarn balls wound on my very own swift and ball winder. Worse yet, I have uneven, loose balls...







To all the knitting geniuses (or is is geniusi) in the world - how in the world do you get nice compact, firmly wound yarn balls that are the same size every time???


On a happier, less screaming kind of note, more Claudia Handpainted yarn. I am going to make the scale skin socks that FKD posted a while back. I will also be beading them - thank you Debi!!! The picture made the pinks look much brighter than they are, it is really very soft and delicate. The color is Pink Clouds, and it may be my favorite yarn so far...





I am almost done with a pair of socks (photos once they are finished) knit with CTH in the Pennlyn Pattern from Wildhorse Farm Designs complete with beading. FKD gave a great tutorial on beading with a crochet hook, and with that I was able to do it in a snap!



Finally, the knitting supervisor in repose...







2 comments:

Debi said...

I have tight balls :)
But, I wind mine by hand with a nostepinde cause I don't love my ball winder.

I love pink clouds too but my favorite is Blue Terra Cotta...when I open the package I actually caught my breath! Nice stuff, that!

KnitNana said...

knitting supervisor in repose saying "I'll close my eyes if you flash that thing in them one more time!"
lolol
(The Meezer gets that look every time she hears the camera beep "on!")
The socks will be lovely!!
(((hugs)))