Ken always shakes his head at my gadgets, but even he thought that this one was a winner. Let me introduce you to my new electric ball-winder. Yep....electric. :) I found this one on Ebay...it's made by hague.
As you know I frequently work with lace weight yarns and winding them with a hand crank ball winder usually works fine, but lately I have been having some problem with my shoulder and arm. I know it is from repetitive motion, but that is the nature of the beast with what I do.
Last week it was hurting to the point where I had to take a few days off, which I hate to do...but the arm was useless. It was on that day that I decided I would make my life a wee bit easier with this new gadget....and let me tell you, it is wonderful! It doesn't save any time when it comes to winding, but it is going to help save my rotator cuff. :)
Coming down the home stretch....
Speaking of arms.....I am on the last sleeve of Acer...wheeeeeee! The nice part about knitting from the top down, is that I will actually have sleeves that will fit me. :).
Margene had warned me that Beaverslide grows when it is washed and my swatch told me that as well, so I went down a size. I also went down a size anticipating some more weight loss as well. I don't want another huge sweater...but I know I am probably going to have to give this a hard block as I haven't lost as much weight yet as I hope to.
I have to admit, I slacked off a bit on the scale in February, but with March here and spring around the corner I am back at it and looking forward to wearing Acer to NH Sheep and wool.
The only thing left to complete Acer other than the sleeve is the buttons. Do any of you know some good on-line places to shop for nice buttons? We do not have one single store up here that sells buttons other than Walmart....and I'm not going there. :)
Next on the Horizon....
Now that I am almost finished with my sweater, I have cast on for Maplewing. With a cast on edge of 522 stitches, I haven't gotten too far, but I am really looking forward to this knit. I am curious to see how this colorway works with the pattern so it will be fun.
A new sweater is in the queue as well. I will share that with you next week. :)