Monday, February 22, 2010

I got my Christmas present!!!!

I asked for a manual yarn winder for Christmas. My mom thought she was doing me a favor and bought me an electric one. I tried to wind some yarn and immediately disliked it. Any little tension on the yarn and the machine stopped winding. You could hear the winder skipping over the gears. It sounded like it was about to break. When I took the cake off the spindle...it fell apart because it was so loosely wound. Not what I wanted. I checked online for info on the machine, figuring I did something wrong. I found that my complaint was a common one. So I called my mom and asked if she'd mind if I returned the electric one and got a manual winder instead. She didn't have a problem with it. I was bummed to find that no stores carried the manual winder, I'd have to order it online. Unfortunately finances were tight and I ended up using the refunded money for groceries. I vowed I'd buy myself the manual winder when our tax return came. Well it came and I ordered it from Joann's using a 50% off coupon. The savings allowed me to also order a bamboo handle "N" crochet hook, a 14" "G" Double end crochet hook, and a 40" "H" circular crochet hook.

The post office delivered my package on Friday!!! I immediately started using it and wound at least 50 cakes. By the end of the night I was totally stuffed up from the yarn dust all day but I had fun. It was hard to stop!

Now I have to finish up some projects so I can start playing with my new needles. I already have a crochet on the double pattern book and am eyeing some future projects.

1 comment:

lovestitches said...

I remember the day I got my yarn winder. I bought it online from Trade Me (our NZ version of ebay) and oh the joy when it came! I got every ball, skein and hank of yarn and wound it all into cakes. My wrists were not happy but I was!