Friday, March 04, 2005

Rib on down, Rib on down the rooooaaad

Remember The Wiz? That was cool. And I am being a majoro dorko sitting here humming as I knit more on this scarf from Mag-Knits. It's that groovy to knit on - just enough crazy pattern changes to keep my attention and enough repetition and pattern logic for me to remember.

Unfortunately, my current wool enjoyment does not extend to the Evil Wool Winder. I have never in my life ever seen anyone operate a wool winder, seriously. I bought it off of ebay and and just sort of figured it out for myself (while re-winding my entire stash in the process) and got some great-looking balls on my first try. But nowadays, it's gone all wonky on me and no amount of adjusting the wool guide seems to help. I get a ball started just fine and then my yarn gets caught under the wool-holder-thingie and starts wrapping all funky. Check out the ball in the picture above - you can see the underlying well-wrapped ball and then the freaky Saturn-like ring of yarn from bottom right to top left.

What's all that about???


  1. I've been wanting to try this scarf too. It's nice to know how weird it's going to look at the beginning!

  2. The weird look certainly scared me at the beginning - I almost stopped, thinking I just had picked the wrong yarn. Now I'm glad I didn't :)

  3. Anonymous6:15 PM

    I can't tell you what's wrong with your ball winder, but I sure hope it's not contagious. I love my ball winder to distraction.

    (yarn harlot)