Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Getting Knitting In
I was able to finish a couple of single socks and I am on the foot of a third.
I have not had a chance to read my Rockin Sock Club April Footnotes, Dyer's Notes or look at the Grasshopper Sock Pattern by Chrissie Gardiner. My skein is Silkie in the colorway Walking on The Wild Tide. I will try to get to that tomorrow. I am looking forward to winding my hank into a ball. Why you might wonder would I be looking forward to winding any more yarn any time soon?? BECAUSE - I totally caved and bought the legendary . . .
PDB 125g. ELECTRIC WINDER This is the very popular original PDB 125g. Electric Yarn Winder. First developed in 1981 and since that date 1000s have been sold in the UK and around the world. The winder simply fastens to the knitting table, the yarn is fed from the tension mast of your Knitting Machine to the winder, (alternatively a separate Tension Mast is available as an optional extra). It will wind up to 125 grammes, depending on the type of Yarn used, a spare Bobbin is also supplied.
It is unbelievable. So quick and easy. I received it in less than 7 days from England via Hong Kong. The price including shipping and conversion rates is still less than the same model being sold in the Knitters Magazine ad.
I had tried the hand mixer tutorial, but it went so fast my balls were kind of wild. I would have been afraid to use that method with anything but bulky or worsted weight.