Sunday, January 6, 2008

Yarn storm

Since I got my ball winder and swift I have been crazily winding yarn. Well, I've also been visiting various online yarn shops to peruse their yarn. The only problem is wanting to buy it too. I feel like nothing can hold me back since I have my handy swift and ball winder.

Yesterday, I received the package from Kris at Sonny and Shear for the Seacoast Handpainted that I won. There are 560 yards of this soft yarn. I don't know what to make. Ideas? The most obvious idea is to make socks.

A few days earlier I received my package of yarn from Eat.Sleep.Knit. I ordered during their New Year's Eve sale. I got some very squishy Dream in Color Smooshy and Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino. Both were wonderful to wind up.

I am obsessed with yarn. More than I have ever been. I believe it's due to the swift and ball winder. I don't feel held down because I'm thinking, "If I order a hank how am I going to wind it without it becoming a horrible mess?"


Deborah said...

Nice yarns! I knit my first pair of socks with CTH's Supersock Merino. They're very comfy, but wearing out prematurely in the heels and need duplicate stitch before they give out. If I were doing it over, I might carry along some Woolly Nylon or something for added strength. The Diagonal Cross-Rib socks on my blog used that at the toe and heel; but they're just about to get their first washing, so I'm hoping for the best.

Teaching Diva said...

Thanks for the tip Deborah! I like your Diagonal Cross-Rib socks. They have a nice pattern.