Wednesday, May 10, 2006

My Poor Table

I'm sorry to say that my dining room table is totally neglected. We rarely eat there since its usually covered in yarn. This is what it looked like yesterday:



Tomorrow I'll be 80 skeins or so lighter... but there are still 20 or so skeins up for grabs at Sunshine Yarns. I'm getting a little worried about my shoulder this week. The reskeining is killing me! I made it through 11 years as a competitive swimmer where I trained 20-30 hours a week, yet its the yarn that is finally causing injury. If anyone wants centre-pull balls, please ask! Its so much easier for me to wind than reskein! :)

As for other news, I have some, but it will have to wait until later.. I gotta run! :)

16 Comments:

At 4:10 PM, Blogger Emily said...

Have you considered getting a skein winder (for an example, see http://www.pacificwoolandfiber.com/spinning%20accessories.htm -scroll down to skein winders). They are pretty expensive new, but most antique stores have them for much less money. They would let you wind the yarn into skeins by just turning a handle.

 
At 4:40 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Gorgeous yarns on the table. I'm sorry about your shoulder, but this skein winder sounds promising.

 
At 4:50 PM, Blogger Beth S. said...

Go ahead and wind my Black Olive into a center-pull ball, if you like. I'd be doing that myself anyway, so you'll save me a few minutes. ;-)

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger Beth said...

I'm absolutely good with a center-pull ball. Anytime you want to ship my yarn that way, feel free! BTW, I ordered a skein this morning... ;)

And I really need to get you a better photo of those Campfire socks. The one you have is a nighttime, flash photo. Ugh. They're so much prettier than that.

 
At 6:18 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Ouch!! Is it the crazy niddy noddy action? I had pain from my niddy noddy and after cutting 2" off it (it's PVC), no more pain.

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger Ann said...

You don't have to reskein mine -- I know what they'll look like, just send them in their original form. I had to reskein a bunch of yarn at the shop so it would sell and I can totally relate...

 
At 7:13 PM, Blogger Donna Boucher said...

Besides your talent with yarn and color...I am so impressed with your work ethic!

Take care!

 
At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your poor arms! Sounds like you need a high-speed skein winder thingy. I bet you can find a good one somewhere!

- MJ

 
At 8:22 PM, Blogger raquel said...

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At 8:24 PM, Blogger raquel said...

dani...for future reference...feel free to send mine in center pulls! or in their original form and i can ball wind them here! thanks! ps...i hope you know it took alot of willpower to not purchase a third skein...vanilla latte! i LOVE it! plus the fact that aside from being an xray/mammography tech, i work at a coffeehouse! i <3 vanilla lattes-as basic as they may be!

 
At 10:14 PM, Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

okay, i amd waiting to hear the other news ;) it was a total cliff hanger! hope the sholder recovers and don't ever go to that much trouble for either..center pull ball is fine with my orders ;)

 
At 11:00 AM, Blogger Stacey said...

I've used my swift to re-skein off the ball winder (or another skein) - I just twirl it from the top with my finger. Easier for me than the niddy noddy.....your poor shoulders!

 
At 1:49 PM, Blogger Danielle said...

Beautiful yarns! I'll have to check back when they go online. I'm sorry to hear about your poor shoulders!! (What was your stroke/distance/event back in the day?)

 
At 2:55 PM, Blogger yarnspin said...

Your yarn looks beautiful, and I have to say - I love your kitchen table!

 
At 4:53 PM, Blogger Lynette said...

oh wheeee! i can't wait to get my yarn! i love your stuff!

geez! i'm sorry about your shoulder. get a nice, long massage and i'm sure that'll make it better. ;)

 
At 10:04 PM, Blogger Isela: Purling Sprite said...

Dani, I love your yarns and I would love for them to come in a ball :)....although I like looking at them as a skein, I like to be able to just use them right away after I receive them...too darn lazy to wind them myself, LOL.

 

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