My yarn swift has finally arrived! I bought it with the last of my birthday money on etsy. It took forever to get here, thanks to Canada Customs. They opened the box and charged me $8, which officially makes the shipping more expensive than the swift itself. Oh well, at least the swift wasn’t damaged when they opened it. I dunno, what is it about this box that looks dangerous or suspect?
The label was very clear about what was in it, and was labeled as commercial goods, so I’m a bit stumped. Look out for the dangerous yarn swift!!
The swift itself is fantastic. I used it to wind some sock yarn as soon as I put it together.
The yarn is Cosmic Fibers Andromeda in the colourway ‘Lila’ from the Dexter series. I wound it using a nostepinne – I don’t have a crank ballwinder. Like my last pair, I think I’m going to knit this up using sock math. And my new Signature DPNs.
In other news, I’ve decided that I don’t like knitting lace. Shocking! I’ve been working on a lace shawl the last couple weeks and I am nearly bored to tears. The repeats require so much concentration that I get tired of it really quickly, and end up avoiding the WIP entirely. I like knitting with simple patterns that I can memorize or plain knit and purl so I can knit without really thinking about it. Knitting it kind of meditative for me – it shouldn’t be stressful. So, I frogged the shawl. Instead, I think I’m going to make another Clapotis with the yarn. I made one for my Godmother a while ago and the pattern is nice and simple once you’re used to it. The yarn is fingering weight, so I think the Clapotis will have a really nice drape. We’ll see. As for my sock yarn blanket, I finally knit a few more squares. I think it’s too early for more pictures though. Maybe in a couple weeks.
Oh, and I had the chance to use my new video camera this past weekend. I went to a local cultural festival and took lots of video of traditional dancing and music from a bunch of different countries. It needs some editing, but the video is coming!