18 June 2007

My Present

Lookit what my husband made for me!! He's got his crafty streak too.

Here it is folded flat for easy storage... Did you guess what it is?

A hand-made swift! Hooray! It's pretty fantastic. My husband must love me. I think he may be worth keeping around.

(Now if I only had a ball winder...)

By the way, curious about that skein being wound? I just got it. It's....


ShibuiKnits Sock in "Sand."

Now... I ordered this and received it about a week before reading this recent article at Knitters Review. I was a little surprised to read that ShibuiKnits is "just making its debut" and their yarns "will be making their way to a yarn store near you in the not-too-distant future" - since I already had 2 skeins of it in my hands. Then I discovered (in the same article) that the Knit Purl yarn shop, where I happened to have purchased the yarn online, was operated by the people behind this yarn. Who knew? I was just online buying sock yarn at a website where I have previously bought other sock yarn, and thought this ShibuiKnits looked pretty yummy. I hadn't heard of it before, but didn't realize it was 'exclusive.'

I do have to say, they have a lot more colorways listed this week than they had up 2 weeks ago...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

A homemade swift... brilliant! I'm calling my handy husband over right now to come take a look and answer the question, "Could you do that?" I'm ball winder-less, too, and am trying to research whether all bw's are created equal or bw's follow the "you get what you pay for" rule. Any of your other readers have any bw buying hints for us newbies? (And yes, he must be worth keeping!)

Cara said...

I haven't heard any recommendations, but if some happened to be posted here, it would be quite helpful!

kasiaiscarly said...

How nice of your hubby! I totally want to make Jake make one now. . . much cheaper than buying one!

Carolyn said...

The swift looks like one that there's a pattern for on www.craftydiversions.com I'm told it's not hard to make.

Cara said...

You know, it really does look quite similar. I wonder if he covertly printed those instructions out and didn't tell me...