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Thursday, December 24, 2009

How many Chicks does it take?

We Chicks have recently received two large bags full of yarn donated by a couple of friends. The selections are beautiful and we can't wait to get our hands on them. Some of them require rolling into skeins from hanks before we can start knitting. Elaine felt inspired to use a pretty peach mohair and wool blend worsted weight and I suggested that she let me roll the skein with our winder instead of her having to do it all alone by hand. All I can say is it's a good thing we all chipped in and helped! It took all five of us to sort out the knots and twists of the hank!
It started out with just a little overlap but we figured out how to unwrap and overlap and eventually we were on a roll. Or so we thought.
Kathleen, Sheila, Elaine, and Barb were handling it well, so I decided I would be designated photographer and ball winder. It looked like it was under control. It took about 30 minutes to unwind the hank and rewind two and a half balls of yarn and then we all let out a cheer!
It's a good thing that doesn't happen often and that we can knit our way back to tranquility.

Kathleen finished a top down cardigan and matching hat....

AND a pair of mittens! She's a pro!

Maureen is in the homestretch of her reversible stripes scarf and I went "dumpster diving" into my stash and picked up some mohair boucle' to make a shawl.
And now we all would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a new year filled with good health, happiness, and prosperity! God bless you!

1 comment:

Elise H said...

Uh oh. Hope that wasn't my orange mohair causing all the problems!!! Oops! Merry Christmas...hope to see you soon.