Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Oh Glorious Day

Yes, yes, I know I'm posting twice in one day but it is because I am SO EXCITED.

A quiz:

What turns this:

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into this:

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in under an hour?

Yes, mes amis, it is my new most bestest friend ever, the ball winder.

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JoAnn's was having one of those 50% off sales, so this little baby only cost me $25--which is by far the best price I've ever seen for a ball winder, even on ebay. It's totally delightful and easy to use, and has enjoyable Japanglish instructions ("Thrust it in over a boss positioned at the reverse side of the base until clicking"). If you don't have a ball winder, I would so highly recommend picking one up, especially if you are a cheapskate like me and can find a 50% off coupon at JoAnn's. I know, I know, you can use your mixer and spend no dollars--but where's the Japanglish in that?

Now all I need to be a perfectly happy woman is a swift.

That yarn up there, by the way, is HandPaintedYarns bulky merino in Rhodesian. I was afraid it would be some godawful gold color but instead it is a yummy burnt orange, like caramelized carrots. I am so looking forward to knitting with it, vinegar stench and all.


Anonymous Shelby said...

Ballwinder = good!

4/13/2005 8:33 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

oooo I want a ball winder too. I am just to cheap to buy one....

Mixer, how does that work?

4/13/2005 7:00 PM  
Anonymous Sydney said...

Saw your comment over on Almost Felted. I've been eyeing a ball winder for a while now, but my extra cash always seems to go to groceries or yarn. I may have to see if the JoAnn near me is having the same sale.

Are you studying at UT? My little sis just got accepted to Plan II and is deciding between it and McGill, and Austin is up there on my list of grad school possibilities, as well.

4/13/2005 7:11 PM  

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