Saturday, April 28, 2012
Last week I finally succumbed and ordered some Malabrigo Lace yarn. I just had to get some of their pretty colors. But why did I never do that before? They aren't really more expensive than other yarns but well they aren't balled yet. *gasp* Yes, I know I'm lazy but it's not only that. Last year the wonderful Caro gave me some Malabrigo Sock yarn in Tiziano Red and I tried to make my own ball. That's the result:
|Bf holding the ruined yarn.|
So after that fiasco I asked Caro how she makes her pretty balls. And she told me about her ball winder and how great that is. So I googled and discovered that a ball winder is freakish expensive (at least for me: 30-40€ that's like 6 books or enough yarn to make at least 3 shawls). So I asked bf if we could just build one ourselves. After googleing at work on how to build your own ballwinder we discovered that we should also build a yarn swift (I'm such a newbie at stuff like this). So that was our plan.
We build both out of stuff we had at hand so it actually cost us nothing. Here's the yarn swift:
|Self made yarn swift|
|Malabrigo Lace Vermillion|
|Self made ball winder (and yes we're watching Star Trek - The Animated Series at the moment)|
I actually don't pull the pencils out cuz I'm a scaredy cat. But well it's better than my first attempt at making my own ball.
After accomplishing this I have to say yet again it rocks to live in an engineering household.