Friday, 14 March 2008

So much for yarn diet

I may have slipped, shall we say, in the last few days. Cutting down on yarn buying evidently isn't working, so I am now attempting a yarn fast. No yarn until Saturday 22nd (see, I really am addicted). Baby steps... if I manage that then I'll attempt a longer fast - until May 1st would be a reasonable time to make a dent in my stash. We will see. I also know from experience that restricting my consumption tends to result in a binge later, so we shall see.

I am considering getting an umbrella swift. I have no patience when it comes to winding from a skein to a ball, and as my new thing is laceweight (therefore reeeaaaalllly long lengths of yarn) I think it might be a good idea. Of course, cost is an issue and I don't want to order from the US and be thumped by customs charges.


Elizabeth said...

Hello, nice to see yet another new knitting blog to read!

I don't know what your budget is like for a swift, but it might be worth checking out these -

Helen said...

I think Get Knitted have swifts, they certainly did have. Otherwise, you could have a go at making one - I saw one made from Lego once!!! :-)

Christina said...

You will NOT regret buying a swift. If you can get the ball winder as well, say goodbye to all your winding frustrations!