Thursday, April 06, 2006

Well equipped = big balls

No no no, really not what you are thinking right now. I am talking about this:

This is my new ball winder - and it can wind really big balls! This whole set-up is Rolf's doing, it's a good thing that in my house skeins of yarn are never far when you need one.

My Mom was, as I already mentioned this morning, on the right track when she sent me this:

The tulips are orange (I know they look pink, but they are not), so are the ones on the card. The gift wrap is yellow with a nice yellow/orange bow, the bunny sits in an orange nest and the bag is goldcoloured. Now, the chocolates are neither yellow nor orange, but that's a good thing! "Project Spectrum" April colours all the way.

Here's what I thought of using this month:

It's all naturally dyed 70% Mohair and 30% Silk yarn which should make a very nice lacy shawl or scarf.

Thanks for all the birthday wishes in the comments, ladies!!


mary j said...

a late HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! to you!!!

the best late night birthday wishes from one person in NDG to another.

mary j

Jennifer said...

oh. my. god. I am in lust. I want that ball winder! Do you think that's something Yannick could put together with parts from Reno Depot? *fingers crossed*

K. said...

OMG! Happy birthday to youuuuuuu! I hope you had tons of fun and are enjoying your birthday week! Btw, nice winder!

gray la gran said...

don't take this the wrong way, but i love your big ball winder! i have a super fat hank of ellen's 1/2 pint that could use a whirl on that thing :)
also, i have a question about your lacy leaf socks ... i saw that you knitted a pair in the regia silk. how do you like that yarn for socks? i have some (it's fresh ) and don't know for what kind of pattern it would be appropriate, and if it has the same amount of memory as a wool sock yarn or a cotton sock yarn?
i'm knitting a koigu version of the lacy sock right now, and i must say i'm enjoying the speed of the pattern (and it's my first 64 st. sock in months as opposed to 72 sts).