DD#1 gifted me with a Gift Card to a lys.
Among others, these two Malabrigo Sock yarn hanks
made it into my shopping bag.
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Appropriately named, the KAL is Ravelry Red will be knit into a great Cookie A sock pattern.
My other pick is Azules.
I love to knit sox.
I love to knit sox 2-at-a-time.
I don't want to go 'mad' trying to knit with this yarn in this configuration so
these two hanks really need to be wound into yarn cakes.
That way I can knit two socks at one time using one 40" long circular knitting needle.
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This is where my new Swift gets a workout along with my postal scale and yarn ball winder.
The Swift expands to fit the current hank of yarn.
This is the part where Hubby does one part of our operation.
He's putting the hank on while I expand the umbrella and set the adjustment screw.
Getting ready to wind onto the ball winder the separator twine is removed.
Oh, hey, don't want to forget to tell you that the spindle comes off the winder
I've weighed it and marked it
- 15 grams -
Once we guessimate that we're at the half-way point
yikes! gotta do the math
96 grams of yarn divided by two balls = 48 grams
48 grams plus 15 gram spindle = 63 grams
Whew! that wasn't to bad.
After a couple of hundred turns on the winder a quick weigh-in.
Twenty-three grams short of half.
A few for winds and here we are !