Friday, December 28, 2007

Guess what I got for Christmas....

I just had to share this with you. Ignore the very tired looking me and concentrate on what I'm holding...



Oh yes, people, I have joined the ranks of yarn swift and ball winder owners, at long last. (Thanks to Rob) x

I never realised how satisfying it would be. I never realised how fast that swift would spin round. Imagine if you trapped your hair in it....oh, no, don't imagine that.

I have wound up 5 skeins so far. I have some more to do and then I need to only ever buy skeins, not balls. That's just boring.

My knitted gifts went down well, even the present in progress, which I am currently still kitting. I plan to finish the Silver Belle and then have a go at the clapotis I already have the yarn for. I would like to incorporate some beads into the edges. If anyoe has knitted it and can think of a good spacing plan for them, let me know, and how many, and I might try to be a little adventurous!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. I really did. Some great gifts and all my sisters and their families here and it was fabulous.

God, my house is a mess now, though. Must get clearing up.....!

6 comments:

Pheelya said...

Congrats! :)

lomester said...

ooohh!! great gift! I still have to use my knees... so I am jealous.

Queen of the froggers said...

Glad you had a great christmas. Fab pressie there! My ball winder broke but I was amazed at how fast it could go too!

Virtuous said...

YAH!!!!!!! I knew it as soon as I saw the pic!!! WHOA!!!!

LOL @ winding hair!

Dang you are further along with your SB than I thought!

blog-blethers said...

Brilliant gifts! I must confess though ... am sometimes too lazy to pull the winder and swift out and still rely on DD2's outstretched arms (much to her disgust!).

And just wanted to wish you and yours health and happiness in the coming year...

Alyssa said...

I can't even remember what life was like before my swift...I love it! I hope you enjoy yours.