Saturday, October 27, 2007

yarn winder fun

So if you've been reading for a while you've probably come to the conclusion that I'm not someone who just 'dips a toe in' to anything - I'm kind of a 'both feet at the deep end with a large WAHOOOO!' type (Hi Mom, hi Dad, you know better than anyone).

I mentioned at the end of my last post that a knitting machine came for me in the mail yesterday...and when DH came back from Nelson he brought me two more that I'd arranged to have come live with us.

What does a girl who has never used one before need THREE knitting machines for?
That's a good question.
I wish I had an answer.

Anyhoo, in the box of machine parts that came with DH there was a yarn winder. I've been looking at these little beauties on the internet for a while now, thinking...'I've got to get me one of those'. It turned (quite literally) all my misc. balls of yarn into lovely, centre pull skeins. Aren't they pretty? And ready to use with my - er - one of my new knitting machines. (Not any time soon, mind you, as I have no idea how to put them together and am now waiting for machine manuals to make their way here from the U.K.)

My mention of the pattern books that came with the Passap prompted Arlee to mention in the comments Threadbared.

Truly hilarious! If you are having a bad day, or a good day for that should surf on over and have a read. Especially if you are a knitter/crafter.

I have a few posts in mind as Threadbared Tribute Posts...
Stay tuned,



Quilt Pixie said...

I love the balls of yarn the winder will make -- been known to knit from both ends of the ball at the same time when doing socks so as to keep them even :-)

Vicki W said...

I really miss Threadbared - that was a great blog. You will love the knitting machines - I used to ahve two of them myself! A Passap E-6000 and a Brother Bulky. Had to downsize about 4 years ago. I was doing much more sewing than knitting so I sold it all off.

Quilt Nut said...

3 yarn winders?? have fun!

Lisa said...

oh, no. Not 3 winders, 3 knitting machines! Yikes! Right now they are stored under my big ol' quilting machine. I'm sure my DH thinks I'm a little nuts...