Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Creative Space

This week it's all about converting THIS......



Into THIS.....



With my new fang-dangled 10 buck TOY! I am soooooo in loooooove with this gadget. Gone are the days of swinging the skeins off the back of a chair and cussing and cursing the blasted wool that would inevitably fall on the floor in a tangled bloody mess!

If your wondering where this magnificent wool specimen is from, it's Jenni's @ Baa-me Knits. She's thinking about selling her wool.....AND SHE SHOULD it's DELICIOUS!

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11 comments:

Rie said...

I have a confession too.... I love winding wool on my winder too!!!!

The Beetle Shack said...

Leonie, can you tell me what you know about knitting machines? Thinking of getting one but know nothing about them.... do you?

xo

Maggie said...

I know! I got my Granny's and it is so fun!

Levin said...

I'm right there with you - although mine cost significantly more....but it is so much fun and so less tangled!! I don't know how I managed it, but my wool always got tangled up. Anyway, my toys arrived yesterday (a little late for my birthday) and I've been busy ever since!!
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Alisa said...

Shows how much I know about these things… I thought you somehow hung it over your shoulder. I must think knitters are part contortionist ; ) xx

Sam Findlay said...

Gorgeous colour!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Aww shucks Leonie thankyou :-) Doesn't the ball winder make it so much easier, although I still have no swift so I have to hang it off a chair or get the boys to hold it, but it does come out as a lovely flat bottomed ball you can sit on the table and knit with without it rolling onto the floor!

Cant wait to see what you make with your wool!

PS I just got a new spinning wheel and she is a beauty. I have been playing around with the old paddock ute and now I have a Limousine and the spinning is lush!!

Anna Bartlett said...

I have no idea why you need to rewind wool, but I really love the colour!

T's Daily Treasures said...

I have always wound my yarn into balls by hand before starting any project. No gadget required. Makes the unwinding so much easier; no chance of knotting. Have a great day. Tammy

Sally said...

Oh WOW! What a lush colour.

Can of Worms said...

Don't know if you've ever tried it this way, but it's literally learned at my nani's knee: you sit down indian style with your legs crossed, and string the skein loosely across your knees, and a winding you go. Quick and easy, and kind of fun once you get into the swing of it.