Last year, for my birthday, I bought myself a ball winder and swift. They have quickly become indispensable tools. However, I always wind mohair by hand. I am currently knitting a sweater (form by Lori Versaci) which has a strand of Isager Spinni wool held together with a strand of Shibui Silk Cloud mohair. Yesterday, I needed to wind a new ball of the mohair.
Let me interrupt the narrative to tell you that I have the flu. This is the worst flu I have had in many years, and I am wiped out. I realised yesterday that I didn’t have the strength to wind a ball of yarn by hand, so I put the mohair on the swift, and quickly wound a ball. I paid no attention while doing it, trying to concentrate on standing up while turning the crank.
This is what happened:
Ha ha! This cracks me up; so funny! It looks like it is wearing a mohair toupée. Or like this:
I’m not getting any knitting done this weekend, but here is a photo from Friday, of me knitting while watching the Olympics.
I’m going to go collapse now. Here’s hoping you are avoiding the flu this year.