Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Lookit my new swift!

Isn't it nice? This is the special treat I picked up for myself at the Pittsburgh Knitting and Crochet Festival from the Knitting Notions booth.

I'd been using my mother's twenty+ year old wooden umbrella swift, and of course, I was used to using that kind of swift at the PKAB. This kind is new to me, and I found it very easy to set up and use.

On the swift and ballwinder is Knitting Notions superwash sock in the Thyme colorway. I don't know what I'm going to knit with it yet, but it was fun to wind.

It's cold and snowy out, the perfect day for winding and knitting. If you're in the Pittsburgh area, I hope you're enjoying your snow day and staying warm!

3 comments:

cosymakes said...

yay! that's one lovely swift. didn't you *love* the knitting notions booth?

LisaBe said...

hey, your winder is better than mine. i can't wait to finish clearing enough stuff up in the craft room (not destashing, just putting in shelves and a sewing table) to set my swift up for permanent-like.

Melissa & Jon said...

My plastic and metal torture-device-looking swift is quite jealous. I enjoyed the festival, but was too overwhelmed to buy anything. I should have made a list of things I wanted/needed before going! Next year I'll be more prepared.