I don’t have a swift or a yarn ball winder. I am not really that interested in getting them either.
I have a great method that works pretty well for me.
I decided to wind my yarn for my Augustine Shawlette while I watched the Jersey Shore reunion show the other night.
It’s probably not as quick as using a swift and a yarn ball winder.
This yarn is Kraemer Yarns Sterling Silk and Silver and it’s about 420 yards. It took about twenty five minutes but I was watching TV the whole time.
A couple months ago I was told that Kraemer stopped using silver in this yarn because the prices were too high. But I think I’m pretty lucky because my skein is old enough that it still has silver in it.
I cast on the Augustine Shawlette last night and only did a small bit. It’s going to be a fun pattern.
I am making great progress on the DNA Scarf.
Tonight I should finish up the tenth pattern repeat and start on the eleventh (hopefully). Tomorrow night I’ll have a lot of knitting time and finish the eleventh and will see if I have enough yarn for a twelfth repeat.
Even thought it’s taking me a while to knit, it’s totally worth it. It’s such an interesting pattern and the DNA cables look great.
So I’ve fallen into bad habits. Even though I have a few other projects I’d like to finish like my honey cowl and Fishtail Lace Scarf, I started looking through patterns on Ravelry with my stash in mind.
I keep thinking about how sparkly and pretty this yarn is and how I need a pretty shawl made out of it’s loveliness.
And I found what I think will be the perfect pattern. The Augustine Shawlette stuck out and I kept going back and forth and telling myself to be patient. I love the way it drapes and the way it can be worn loose like a shawl or tighter like a scarf.
My curiosity got the best of me and I had to read the pattern. So I bought the pattern the other night just so I could read it.
I clearly cannot start this project but I couldn’t help myself. It’s such a bad habit because there is so much joy in actually wearing the finished objects and I can’t keep tempting myself with new projects.
I guess there are worse habits.