I'm a lefty in a right-handed world. So much seems to be just a little backwards.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Exciting New Toys
Once upon a time, Lance and I were vacationing at the great Oregon coast. I like to relax with yarn and knitting needles or a crochet hook. So, Lance took me to a local yarn shop and let me pick out some yarn for our little vacation. I was very naive at the time. I didn't know there was a difference between a hank of yarn and a skein of yarn. Anyway I got two beautiful hanks of variegated green and purple merino wool, which I made into what I still consider my favorite scarf. When I got back to our room, I had to figure out how to convert my hanks of yarn into usable balls of yarn. From that day on, I have wanted a yarn swift and a ball winder. I have been saving my allowance and my birthday money. Finally, I got my yarn swift and a ball winder.
When set up like this -
I can take hanks of yarn, like these -
and these -
and wind them into usable and very beautiful balls of yarn.
I am very excited about these balls of yarn because they are going to become baby hats. Two will be for my friend Lori's grandbaby twins. I think they were born a couple of days ago. I'm still waiting to hear. The other ball is for Maya!
I am married to my best friend. I am the mother of four wonderful children. I have homeschooled my children at different times. My youngest daughter is going to try public school for her high school years. I am having a hard time adjusting to this idea.
In my spare time I love to cook, knit and crochet