Yes, I have held out on you guys. You see I’ve resisted updating because I was waiting for my latest Knit Picks order to come in. I couldn’t say no to a ball winder–which I’ve always wanted. I also got some Shadow Lace weight yarn in Opal Heather. In addition to those two things (3 if you’re counting each skein) I also got a size 4 and a size 5 Harmony Wood interchangeable knitting needles to go with the cables I already have from Knit Picks.
Said needles are now being manufactured in China instead of India. I have to say so far (not having worked with the new needles) I love them. I’ll tell you why. One main reason is due to the sizes being etched into the side of the metal piece that screws into the cables.
As for my ball winder it’s a Royal which I’ve heard nothing but raving good reviews about on Ravelry and many say it last for years. I otherwise have wound happily and have wound over 9 balls of yarn already and I’ve only had it since 6-7pm this evening. I hope it stands up to my constant winding. I’m not winding all my yarn but, the disorganized batches to keep them neater. My 7-year-old niece has helped with this. She’s just as excited about it as I am.
These are my goodies. Gotta go, got more yarn to wind as you can see in the background. Later!