No better way to cement your intention of starting a project asap than winding the skein into a ball! Of course, it’s prettier in a skein, but if you wanna make something out of it, it’s not much good to you in this form!

We all dream of a swift. Well, I do at least! It makes such pretty balls of yarn, so easily! But, if that’s still out of your reach, you can always enlist some help from a chair…

…and an old toilet paper roll!

The end result may not be eye candy, but it moves you along the way towards your project!

I was going to show you the beginnings of Scroll Lace as the final image in this post, but that didn’t work out so well. I must admit it’s the first Ysolda pattern ever which is confusing me. It’s going to take detailed reading through of the pattern and Ravelry forums, and some practice on stash yarn. In the meantime, the Manos ball can chill. It may feel like an ugly duckling now as opposed to its previous skeiny state, but I promise to turn it into a swan again soon!

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About fridica

I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

4 thoughts on “winding

  1. I use the ol’ toilet paper roll trick, too! It’s really handy for laceweight. Love the colors of the Manos you’re using.

  2. Your comment about the ugly duckling makes me smile. But now your yarn is manageable and workable – and hope the pattern is too (I followed the ravelry link in your previous post, and it’s a lovely pattern!)

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