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...