So, I got some money for Christmas. And I thought for a long time what I wanted to buy with it. I planned on saving up for a steel drum of my own, but was having a hard time justifying the expense. Then the boy sold my old laptop and gave me the cash. And I said..ohhhhhhhhhhhhh never mind. I need to shop. Retail therapy is always good. Especially when the universe is messing with you.
I got a ball winder. Previously I have been winding hanks of yarn by hand. The boy would like a swift to come along with that, but for now I use his arms. To the left of the ball winder (the white thing that looks like a tube) are 4 balls of Rowan Cashsoft DK Baby. 3 balls of a lovely pale orange and one of a lovely lemon yellow. The yellow is going to be socks, and the orange is going to be a baby sweater for a yet to be concieved neice or nephew.
In front of the Rowan, is the pattern for Elizabeth I from Knitpicks. The deep red/brown color on top of the pattern is the yarn to make one of the scarves. I just don't know which. My first dabble into lace. I'm nervous about lace. Next to Elizabeth I is Knit Lit the third. Love a good read.. specially when it involves yarn.
Next to that is Nursery Knits by Zoe Moeller. If you're going to be knitting for lots of babies, you need a good book. This was on clearance and I loved it anyhow so I snatched it up. Next to the book is a set of size 11 dpn's.. a pair of size 3 Brittany Birch Needles (short), a pair of size 2 needles, Knit Picks Sock Memories yarn for socks for myself, and 2 skeins of Knit Picks Simple Stripes yarn that is going to be made into a sweater for my favorite little man (in the back..). That sock yarn is leaning on a pom-pom tree. I couldn't resist. I hate making pom-poms and this makes it so easy. And last but not least, some daisy blocking pins.
All in all, a good haul. And I never stepped foot out the door. I think I have enough projects to keep me busy until spring.