Of course, I’m dying to show off all of the amazing Christmas photos and stories that I have to share, as well as shots from a weekend jaunt to Atlantic City, but I thought I’d jump in first with a funny story for my knitting friends.
For Christmas, my dad and stepmother decided to spoil me with a few knitting items. Rather than go off of a list, they headed to Uniquities in Vienna, Virginia, and shopped all on their own.
They did a great job, presenting me with a ball winder, two gorgeous skeins of laceweight yarn, an Addi Turbo lace needle, and a pattern for a laceweight scarf.
While trying to explain the ball winder to my family, I thought a demonstration would seal the deal.
So, I got us set up using my sister’s arms and a barstool, and off we went.
It occurred to me as I started that I’ve never wound laceweight before (ever) and wondered briefly if it was a task well suited for the ball winder.
Eh, I thought, what could happen.
I present to you 50 grams of cashmere laceweight ($30!) after a disastrous attempt at ball winding.
After hours of attempts at untangling, this gorgeous skein is now 4 small balls and a big tangled blob.
Sigh. That’ll teach me to attempt a knitting task without my trusty Nutty Knitters, huh?