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Monday, April 8, 2013

Wind it up

Recently I've been in one of those moods where I feel like I need to pause and get organized before I can accomplish anything. I kind of want to knit, or crochet, or work on my photo albums, but then I get aggravated because I'm trying to work from a tangled skein or find just the right scrap of paper in the middle of a messy heap. For my photo album supplies, I recently ordered some paper organizers that were a little pricey, but hopefully will make my life easier. And for my yarn:


Yesterday, all I wanted to do was tidy up my leftover odds and ends. Most of these were in hand-wound balls already, but I decided they would be easier to use if I rewound them as center-pull balls. Plus, it's a bit better for the yarn, since it's not under as much tension that way. I found this tutorial, and spent my afternoon and evening winding yarn around a toilet paper tube. And now I feel much better about everything.

The real inspiration for this exercise was that I want to start some new projects, and none of the yarn for them is wound yet. I don't feel ready yet to invest in a swift and ball winder, and I wanted to try out hand-wound center-pull skeins, so I practiced first... on everything. Now I want to actually start those projects, but the yarn still isn't wound, and I'm a little tired of winding at this point. Oops.

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