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Winding woe

Look at this ball of loveliness. imageIt’s easyknits.co.uk Deeply Wicked Pinky and it’s a totally gorgeous fingering weight superwash merino. 400metres of the stuff. However getting the ball has caused me no end of woe. I started with my Sunflower swift and ball winder. image
image But the skein just would not stay on the swift, even though I moved the pegs around several times. No matter what I did it just would not run smoothly. I ended up holding it in my hand and very gently winding it, which was really annoying because what I actually want to do is cast on Glam Shells by Marisa Hernandez as a gift for my friend Christine. I cannot bring myself to wind the second skein though… image Gorgeous it might be but a time consuming task it was. I normally love winding balls from skeins but the last two times I’ve done it it’s been hideous!

7 thoughts on “Winding woe

  1. I’m with you here — just wound my second ball ever on my new ball winder. Without a swift, though, the tension is so loose that my yarn cake looks like it will fall apart any second! Don’t blame you for not wanting to do the second skein.

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  2. Some yarns are like that, aren’t they? BUT! Claire, that is just such a beautiful looking yarn! I love the color variation in it, it is going to be gorgeous when it is worked up.

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