Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I'm not alone, which is good since I had a scary dream

It's good to hear I am not alone and Blogger either hates me so it won't cooperate or likes me so much it won't let me leave, one blog that is. Anyway, the UPS guy came yesterday and left me a little sticky note which I have signed a secured to the outside of my door so Koigu for my sock pal's socks should be in my hands later today. I have ordered so much stuff online lately it's ridiculous, mostly knitting related and some shoes.

My order from Webs, superwash Cascade 220 and TOFUtsies, arrived a couple days ago and I have been playing with scarf patterns for my cousin. I think I have settled on a tube scarf with stripes so I can practice combined knitting. I haven't tried purling yet, but the knit stitch is coming a long nicely. Obviously I have abandoned my plan to use the chart I came up with. I intended to give him this scarf on June 3rd, his graduation party, but I don't know that it will happen. I will take it and my Jaywalkers on my road trip next week, but I am not sure I will get much knitting done. I hope my Knit Picks dpns arrive before I leave so I can switch my Jaywalkers from the circs to dpns.

I had a dream the other night that it was mid July and I hadn't started my pal's socks yet! At first I remember thinking oh that's fine, I don't need to send them out until August 2nd, but then I realized August was only 2 weeks away and I didn't have a pattern picked out or my yarn and...and...Ok, so I was a little traumatized, but at least I probably won't let that happen. I may sign up to be a sock savior now.

Does any one know where I can get a cheap, but quality, ball winder?

Edited to add:

I have been obsessiveley checking the UPS tracking on the yarn and cute shoes. I couldn't help myself. Both packages are currently at my apartmement!


Kimberly said...

unfortunately ball winders are hard to come by for less than $35, but you may want to check ebay for a used one.

Chelsea said...

That's what I noticed when I was looking. It was either $30+ with shipping or about $100. I ended up buying one at my LYS today b/c I like to support them.