Sunday, January 9, 2011

Swiftly Making Yarn Cakes



Decided it was time to purchase a Swift to make winding those yarn hanks into cakes with lots less trouble.
Though Hubby was patient untangling those messes.
Just took up too much time.
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Went online to find that KnitPics was having a sale on one of their swifts .  .  . AND free shipping.
So I added a couple hanks of white yarn while I was there .
My order arrived in no time at all.
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Used the gift certificate from DD#1 to Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe to pick on some solid color yarn to use for the Cookie A socks for the Rav KAL.
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Have had to frog Cookie's Pointelle twice already, ugh!
Didn't do something right.
Could not for the life of me discern a pattern after the cuff.

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Cast on Pointelle once again
only this time switched the yarn to Cascade Heritage.
I think this is going to look better
- more definition -
than the
Jojoland Melody.

Hugs

10 comments:

  1. I'm at a loss as to what a SWIFT is - but I'm trying to understand it by the picture you shared.

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  2. That swift will sure get a workout at your house. Glad you got it.

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  3. Dear friend - you are way beyond me. I'm still satisfied with buying yarn by the skein and pulling it out of the nicely wound thingie. I don't have the patience to do otherwise. Besides it would just get all honkin messed up (you should see my shoelaces).

    Hugs - Marie

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  4. Awesome swift/winder set up! I would never be able to live without my swift and ball winder. Doing it by hand just takes way too long.

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  5. Gerry, you won the little ribbon tree so contact me with your address, sugar. Congratulations!
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  6. It's funny, that post looks like it's in a foreign language to me hehe Can you tell I'm not part of the sewing crowd? :) Anyway I'm glad you are happy with your new thinga majiggy! Have a great week.

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  7. Look, it,s me. Commenting from my Enook!

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  8. I know nothing about knitting...but yarn cakes sound yummy! Oh wait, you can't eat those, can you? (Can you tell I'm on a diet?!) LOL! Seriously, enjoy your new Swifty-thingy - I'm glad that it will make your winding/knitting less messy!

    Oh, and what's an Enook? I am so computer stupid!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  9. wow! I have never seen one of those! Looks fun! Rachaelxo

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