Sunday, November 04, 2007

A New Toy


My new toy & it's awesome - I showed my dear neighbor, John, a picture (that I printed from an online store) of this yarn winder & he made me one. John is great with wood work & he is always busy in his garage building this & that & his latest work is a wooden toy truck for his grandson & of course, my yarn winder.
I am so excited with this new toy & immediately put on a skein & wind it up - it was great fun & the winder moves so smoothly & setting it up was so easy ....... 2 balls of yarn freshly wound - the yarn winder did a great job. Love the color of this yarn - it's our very own collection, Australian Wildflowers, which is dyed by the creative Roxanne of Zen Garden. Helen & I ordered 60 skeins of yarn for our online store & we decided to use the Australian Wildflowers as our color theme & Roxanne did a fantastic job ....



..... Merino Bamboo







Merino Seawool ......
The colors are gorgeous & you can see more of them in this album. We will be putting them up for sale soon so if you are interested, check our store or let me know.
By the way, the colorway of the yarn that I just wound up is Mottlecah - gorgeous - I am going to cast on a pair of socks now!

11 comments:

Rose Red said...

That swift is fabulous! I love the fact that you can adjust it to fit the skein by moving the pegs - so cool!

And that yarn - gorgeous! Just fabulous!

del said...

Wow, what a great neighbor! Great new toy.

And the colors in all that yummy yarn ARE gorgeous.

Knitty-Bitty said...

your neighbour is sooo nice!!! what a fantastic swift!! did you have a ball winder??

anyway, those yarns are just sooo gorgeous!!!

Roseann said...

Congratulations on your shop, what beautiful yarns you have!!! Will your neighbor perhaps be getting some handknit socks after crafting that fabulous swift? I am amazed at his talent.

tiennieknits said...

Cool winder and pretty yarn! Very cool on your new store!

Dipsy Doodle said...

What a great swift this is! And the yarn - it's ever so pretty! Congratulations on your new shop!

AuntieAnn said...

What a lovely swift! I have one somewhat similar that DH made me from online instructions. I think the design is far better than an umbrella swift, and there is no need to clamp to a table.

Denise said...

Cool new toy! And I love the colors of all those yarns.

Helen said...

Oh what a fabulous swift and I'm sure in time he will be rewarded with a lovely pair of your hand knitted socks.

Rebecca said...

Well, John sounds like a VERY NICE guy! A swift makes the winding go ever so fast, too.

RoxanneZYG said...

What a great swift...you're so lucky and what a fabulous neighbour! I love your yarn photos :)