A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

November 10, 2004

Ball Winding Party

After Stitch 'n Bitch tonight my friend Jeanne mentioned, with a sigh, that she had to go home and wind another ball off of her giant cone of Den-M-It by hand to continue knitting her sweater. I invited to come over to my house to use my swift and ball winder. What a disaster. First we couldn't figure out where to put the cone so it could spin, then the yarn got wound around the bottom of the winder, which keep sliding around because I hadn't secured it to the counter well enough. Eventually we had a tangled mess of yarn and Jeanne was wishing she had just gone home. But Wes helped secure the winder and we unwound the mess on to the swift. We rewound the first ball and then put the cone on the handle to our Swiffer and wound away.

All Done!

Then I wound all the yarn for my Floral Felted Bag. I still need to finish the collar of Paula to free up the needles for the bag. But once Paula is done, I'm finally going to start. I got sidetracked today because I got my swap partner assignment from the Pink Flower Pin Swap. I spent most of the afternoon working on some ideas. I brought them all to Stitch 'n Bitch to see what everyone thought of them.

While I was at my son's school, sitting on the playground knitting a flower, something flew up, landed on my face and stung me. Right on the lip! Oh, it stung. Tears were streaming down my face. Owie, owie, owie. I put some meat tenderizer on it and kept ice on my face for as long as I could stand it. I can still see where I was stung but it's hardly swollen and only a little tender. Ouch.