Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fruit bowl

You know how some people keep a bowl of fruit on the table for decoration and a reminder to eat healthy? Well, I have this:

the bit in the bottom is the slow-but-growing yoke of the Adventure Sweater.

I experimented a little yesterday with a friend's ball winder, using Kathi Taylor's tip about using the legs of a chair to serve as the swift. I propped up the chair a bit and pointed the legs at the winder for a clearer path and that worked very well:

Middle-pull cakes of yarn are so pretty and so easy to wind... but I can't quite fully commit to them. I think I just really love the whole round thing. Nothing a two-colour repeating pattern project couldn't fix, I'm sure.


Anonymous said...

Nice yarn. With my glassworker hat on, not so much the bowl. Please seek out more aesthetic fruit bowl: that one ruined my appetite (and I'm sure your sweater isn't liking it either - I have powers of international and interspecies empathy).

Mary Keenan said...

It's true - it's the mega 'Thatsa' bowl from Tupperware that I use for wet blocking small things and for holding yarn I'm measuring for yardage - high on functionality and low on gorgeousness!