Friday, November 11, 2005

From Fleece to Fleece - Part 2

Once you're done spinning you will end up with something like Anna is holding on the left. That is approximately 500grams worth of a very long piece of string.

It's not something you want to start knitting with because you will then end up with a 500gram knot.

Anna spent the previous night winding 250grams into a ready to knit ball. It took hours. So she called in some help from Nikki who brought along her Swift and Ball Winder.

Here it being set up, swift on the left.

And here it is in action. As I explained to my husband, the swift replaces the need for the husband to have the yarn in his hands and the ball winder replaces the need for me to wind the ball and get finger ache.