My yarn winder is a dream

Today, I got out 18 skeins of Rowan Rowanspun 4ply.

It feels so nice in the skein that its a shame to do anything with it. But it was time! so I put it on my Royal windmill winder and 45 minutes later, I had 18 balls of wool ready to go. Now that its in balls, its beautiful too. Its amazing that this yarn can morph into so many beautiful things. I am now going to spend a while thinking about what to use it for.

I always pack my yarn in plastic zip-up bags, just in case there’s something evil around that want to have a snack on them. Its cheap insurance! And once I knit something and the bag is empty, I can buy more yarn and fill it up again.

Hairy poncho like a caterpillar

Ponchos are now a ‘new’ fashion item!

I am knitting my 7th to be used as a model. We now have a large folder just for poncho patterns as so many people are requesting them.

This latest pattern is in Furlauro yarn and it is extremely soft when knitted up. It would actually make lovely scarves too which so many new knitters are happy to start with.

So far, this one looks like a hairy caterpillar, with 35 rows done – 12 of them this morning.

Six new knitters registered for classes this evening, and the Wednesday night ‘regulars’ are now spreading onto both tables. Its really a great get-together, everyone sharing ideas and ‘yarns’.