Sunday, September 10, 2006

New Toy. . .8 oz of Elektra

Got a new to me toy, and I tried valiantly to get a good picture of this, but it's cloudy outside and therefore, dark in the house.

I love this new skein winder, I hated the niddy noddy, although when I wanted to stretch my yarn slightly I would wind it on there and leave it over night. The Niddy always seemed to take forever, and my hand would actually cramp sometimes. . . maybe that was the MS talkin' who knows? In any event, the skein worked brillantly! Since it takes time off the process, I love it! Although, I did a stupid thing yesterday in my excitement over this and took one of my skeins off the winder without the ties - big, ginormous mistake! (Took me at least an hour to fix that boo,boo!) But, I learned my lesson, and got the second half done this morning in about another hour (plying and skeining approximately four ounces, yes, I am slow. . . I have very curious animals at my house that tend to slow me down!)

Ok, only 4 oz. left and now to figure out what I have and about what I will end up with to start swatching!

Hyrna is now in full swing, and I did take it apart one more time, since my straight lines were not straight in the beginning. Thank you Angela for all your support in this effort! I am now reading the pattern without hesitation on every stitch, I think for me it was a matter of placing my stitch markers, now I seem to be zooming!

BBS are still in progress but a little bigger, so no fun pictures of that. We are off to see "Hollywood Land" so had to get this together quickly today -

See ya!


CarolineF said...

Neat toy! and the yarn is coming out so pretty. I love that color.

melanie said...

Elektra is really pretty! Tell us more about the skein winder. Does it fold up when not in use? Does it have a couter?

meg said...

Hi! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you about the spindles - we had guests this past weekend & it also took a while to get ready for them. (It's Meg from My brother made those spindles for me - he's been known to make half a dozen or so to auction on ebay, too. At the moment he's pretty busy, but he might make some later on in the year. I forwarded your comment on to him so he knows someone's interested - I like to encourage spindle-making!

Sweet skeinwinder! Is it a Majacraft? Didn't know they mounted like that - must really be quick.

Angela said...

Lovely skeinwinder and lovelier Elektra. Glad to hear that Hyrna is coming together for you.