Presenting my friend D, who just finished a fantabulous all-in-one-piece garter stitch sweater (with attached i-cord trim, yum), in Naturally Vero (I think it is a Fiber Trends pattern?):


She wore it this weekend on our White Easter, and said that even though she was ready to throw it out the window of a moving car (or something like that) after all the yarn-eating garter stitch, she loves the result. I would too, quite frankly, particularly with the awesome brooch to go with it.

The Easter Bunny brought chocolate, as well as something else. I am now in possession of my very own ball-winder, yipee! It is already providing me with singular glee…


I can tell that there is a certain skill to the winding, though. The first ones turned out way too loose and I think the last ones were too tight. I wound my earmarked-for-Clessidra 4 balls of Knit Picks Gloss (this means I am actually inching closer to starting them, even though I haven’t actually cast on), and 2 skeins of Lorna’s Laces earmarked for the Endpaper Mitts.

Tonight I have a date with some chocolate, and with the comfy couch.


  1. Wow! I love that sweater! I just keep thinking of her throwing it out some window and hoping I’d be there to catch it! Mmmmm, it’s a stunner!

    Yay! for you Glenna! It’s so much fun winding those yarn cakes, and it remains fun even if you need to re-wind them…of course I know all about ‘that’.
    Those Endpaper Mitts are beauties…

  2. Ball winders and chocolate?!! Is the Easter Bunny trying to destroy your work ethic!? (I know I’d be lost to the world for weeks!!)

  3. Winding balls is a skill of sorts, definitely. Using my index finger as a guide I keep the tension tight at the start, but loosen up as I go along. I find that the tightness at the beginning will fill in the center hole when I pull it off the bobbin, it’s just tricky knowing when to go loose and how much. Hrm. Anyway, have fun making cakes! :D


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