Friday, January 26, 2007

Winding Up That Big Skein!

Today, we got to wind the big skein back into a ball! It was a lot easier than the original winding though it did take just as long.

I again anchored one end of the skein to the ironing board stand but this time I anchored the other end to Guido!

After some fiddling around, I set up the ballwinder on the coffee table and started winding.

Susan came by about half way through and got some really good pictures of us in action (see Guido way back there?).

Eventually, the ball got really big!

So big that I had to take it off the ballwinder and start another.

Finally, it was wound up. Look, it blocks out the sun!

Later this afternoon, I got it wound into regular sock skeins.

Looks so mild mannered like that, doesn't it?

Sock Club people-Your yarn is all ready to pick up! Enjoy!


Rosemary said...

That's a really big ball o sock yarn. And it's stunning in the sock skeins. I can't wait!

emilytheslayer said...

Oh wow, those look yummy.

Lorena said...

I can't wait to start knitting!

Anonymous said...

I am so impressed with the huge ball o sock yarn, those yarn winders are real powerhouses, was wondering how many yards fit onto a winder??

Beautiful colors, wish I knit socks.


ZantiMissKnit said...

. . . and I LOVE it! Thank you!


emilytheslayer said...

I swatched. It stripes! Beautifully. I will try to come show you tomorrow, on my way to the library to bury myself in schoolwork. Also, I was totally wrong about thinking I wanted anything other than socks out of this. It. Must. Be. SOCKS!

Anonymous said...

Your colors look just beautiful. It is easy to see that this entire process is a real labor of love!!