As a child, I remember myself holding yarn for my Grand-Mother while she was patiently and nicely turning it into nicely shaped balls, but last night was the first time ever in 30+ years of my knitting "career" that I was actually winding yarn into a Center Pull Ball myself. Such an event, huh?
I have heard a lot about how to process - without owning a ball winder and a swift - but I was always too intimidated to give this a try, because of the preciousness of those hand-dyed yarns that come into hanks... But I am so glad I did it... It made me feel woolie!
I didn't put the to-be-wound yarn on a chair but I use my feet to hold it instead, and I used this method (video) to wind a center-pull ball that so far, unrolls fine - only few tangles but nothing too mean...
This is pair # 22, and I needed an easy sock project - simple Stockinette - to take a break from the complicated Seduction Sock that has been on my needles for too long, and to make socks that show Colinette Jitterbug Yarn and the gorgeous Lapis color, the way it deserves...
It is too bad that my photos don't reproduce accurately the yummy shades of deep blue, purple and green, but the photo of the sock on the sock blocker is actually pretty close... I so love this colorway that reminds me of yummy Maine's Bluebberies... How thoughtful it was of Devorah to send me that fabulous yarn for KTS3!
[Click on Photos to enlarge]
I knitted my socks with a set of 6 dbpns.