A little over a year ago, I wondered how you wind your yarn. Starting a new project meant spending time winding yarn with my knees.
But not anymore because Mike got me a swift and a yarn ball winder!
Yesterday I wound up a few cakes of yarn just to try it out and I love it. Here is some worsted weight yarn I got at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. The plan is to turn it into these footies.
And this yarn is on deck for this shrug.
This was a really nice gift and I can already tell it will get a lot of use.
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.