recently i ordered some great sock yarn from yarn nerd, and became totally frustrated at the knots that formed as i was trying to make a cake from the hank. perhaps it's my knobby knees that the hank was rested on as i was winding on my ball winder or perhaps i was paying too much attention to victoria beckham in welcome to america...but i had to snap the yarn and got three balls out of it in frustration:
lesson learned: sometimes it's nice to do things by hand, you get that really involved feeling in the end, you can take ownership and pride in the project. a real sense of one with your craft. other times, it's worth the money, the time, and your sanity to invest in tools to help you get the job done. enter, the almighty swift:
i've held out a long time, convincing myself that i don't need one. well, you know what? my life is so much easier now, and to prove it, here she is in action:
and perhaps i went a little hog wild in the process?
this is not all that needs to be wound in my stash, i do have to show a little self control after all.