Monday, January 07, 2008

Wind, wind, wind

It's that time of year again, time to wind the yarn for this year's installment of the Sock Club's self-patterning sock yarn. With some input from Guido, I've been cooking up a better way to wind the yarn. If you remember last year, the system I set up involved about two hours of walking the length of the shop over and over again (with the help of the lovely and talented Katie) in order to make a 50' skein of yarn. Since I have over twice as much yarn to wind this year, I'm in need of a better system. I'm on my way to the hardware store in search of some PVC pipe to make something equivalent to a warping frame. I'll keep you posted on what I come up with!

3 comments:

omly said...

Twice as much? That is great! How many sock club participants do you have this year?

Jarrett said...

Hmmmm... you might want to think of one that works on a lazy susan principle, so that it turns and you can do as little as possible.

I'd suggest a dog-powered one, except I can already see the dirty looks Miss Wanda would give me...

FemiKnitMafia said...

The hardware store and PVC pipe? Oh, you're speaking my language. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Also, I'm not sure about the scale of your project, but I have an antique yarn winder that I could loan you. Let me know...