what the hell is this magnificent blur?

whirling ball

why it is a whirling ball of yarn on my new ball winder. why in the world did i wait so long to buy one of these things? i absolutely hate winding yarn by hand. it’s time consuming, tedious, and the balls are always a sloppy mess. now i can easily and quickly wind my yarn into lovely, beautiful, tidy yarn cakes. my sundara season’s candied chrome sock yarn was the first to “test” the winder.

wound candied chrome

pretty, eh? it was so fun to watch the big loop of a skein unravel and form into this pretty, little cake. watching the cake form actually gave me a much greater appreciation for the color of the yarn. it appeared really red in the skein, but the silvery chrome really shines in the cake and i’m so much happy with the color now that i’ve seen it move a bit.

i think the candied chrome is destined to become some kind of cowl. (bandwagon much?) i haven’t knit a cowl yet, but it seems to be the perfect solution. this yarn is way to pretty to wear on my feet, i think it’ll be a great cowl color.

first, i must finish the apres surf hoodie. i’ve been avoiding it like the plague lately for no good reason. i have so little left to do, really. in part, it is pretty hot here now (at least by seattle standards) and having a big, heavy sweater in my lap seems really unappealing. i must get it done before i cast on for something new. otherwise, i’m afraid it could become a permanent ufo.

so, i guess this has officially become a knitting blog.  what can i say?  it’s pretty much my favorite thing to talk about.