Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Yes Virginia, there really is a blog

(for those who have no idea what I'm referring to--look here)
(Is there a Santa? Is there a blog?)

So, I'm trying not to show knitting projects on the blog (silly right, it IS a knitting blog) because they are gift knits and I don't want to spoil surprises.

So, I will show you some things that I can't believe I have never blogged before.

Remember the secret dyeing?? Remember that I dyed up a bunch of yarn for a sock club for Robyn's Nest??

I dont' think I ever showed you the yarn!

Here are the skeins waiting to be shipped:

Here is Robyn's post about the yarn and her sock pattern.

It was fun, I had a blast doing this club.

Plus--my $$ for the dyeing got me this baby:

This is my new electric skein winder from CrazyMonkey.

I heart this machine more than my dishwasher.

It winds the yarn off the cone (and can do 3 at a time) and will re-skein in less than a minute. (It used to take me about 5 minutes each skeining--so this saves loads of time)
Plus it's fun to use.

I had looked and dreamed of other ones but the price was right for this one and people have been raving about them.

Love love love.

So, that's it for sock news. I keep having dreams of some great colourways but life is getting in the way of creativity.

The play, family, busy busy and sometimes just feeling blah--keep me from dyeing at times.

I have some other projects I hope to show off soon though...



Chrissy said...

That's a gorgeous colorway! Great skein winder too! I bought my new Lendrum with my first wholesale order. It didn't pay for the whole thing, but it got things rolling!

Maggie said...

I'm intrigued, what do you mean when you say the skeinwinder can "do 3 at a time?"

I got a Fricke electric adjustable winder and I'm less than impressed with it. The one you got has a much nicer design, and a way better price! I wish I'd known about it.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Thanks again for dying up those skeins. They rock.

Love the skein winder. My dad just made me a manual one. I wonder if he could hook it up electronically!