Monday, June 7, 2010

A Knitter Prepares

I'll put pictures up of the (nearly) finished socks when they are done and the (nearly) finished afghan when it is complete. The socks I only have a toe to sew and the afghan I just need to finish the border.

So yesterday I spent time preparing for the next projects. I bought this pattern: (for me again!)
And wound this yarn to make it: Louet in Hunter Green
There always has to be a pair of socks in the making, because they travel so well, so I wound some Hand Painted Nichole, the color is Vanessa Bell. Still debating what pattern the socks will be, but isn't it poetic when this:
goes onto this:
and becomes this tidy little ball of this?
Oh the potential... It could bring a knitter to tears....

6 comments:

  1. That is some beautiful yarn!

    I'm shopping for a swift. Which do you have? Would you recommend it? I'm looking at the "tabletop" kind as I have only one place where my winder can be mounted and I can't add a swift there. Everything else is too thick to mount anything on. Anyway, I'm not completely sold on tabletop, so I'd like to hear about yours.

    I can't believe I've gotten along without one for this long!

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  2. Oh, and Becomewhatyouare, I have a Knit Picks swift that I LOVE.

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  3. Becomewhatyouare, the box says, "the Legacy Umbrella Swift Small" that is all, and I LOVE it! I don't leave it up because the only place it fits is on my butcher block island in the kitchen. I paid $70, but bet I could have gotten it cheaper if I had taken the time to shop around. Good luck! Let me know what you get! Unbelievable you've made it this long that is inspirational!!!

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  4. I really like that sweater. It will look great on you. lol, Mom

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  5. My kids don't find it inspirational. They find it annoying since they do the job of the swift for me!!!! LOL!

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