I ordered a swift and ball winder from a knitting company on EBay on September 12. Despite the fact that the seller had excellent ratings (over several thousand transactions), there were still hang ups with my order. The first shipment was somehow lost. She finally got back to me on October 3 and told me that she would reship. I am VERY happy that the tool arrived this time, but I won’t lie – I’m a little dismayed that she didn’t foot the bill and pay for faster shipping. However, she did send me a pair of needles and two balls of yarn Contrasto in Gold.
Fortunately, tonight was a knitting night – so I had an excuse to spend time playing with yarn instead of studying the nerves that make such play possible. The yarn that was used to christen the swift and baller was the lovely Foothill Yarn and Fiber’s 100% natural Oregon grown alpaca that Michael and I bought on our honeymoon.
After that, I wound a bunch of other yarn!
Left: Socks that Rock in Roling Stone and Koigu KPPPM
Right (top to bottom): Berroco Zen, Mountain Colors in Lady Slipper, and Knit Picks Bare Puruvian Wool – hand dyed (by me!)
Which resulted in this lovely pile you see below: