New Ball Winder :-)

My mom gave me a ball winder for Christmas, and being the knitting nerd that I am I literally had dreams of making center pulled balls for days. I've had a swift for a couple years, and it has made me appreciate yarn so much more. I love going through the process of unwinding the hank and feeling the yarn through my fingers as I watch the ball growing bigger and bigger. I feel like I'm getting to know the yarn before we embark on the long journey of making whatever we're going to make. 

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With my new Wool Winder, this process is so much faster and more exciting! Knitting with center pull balls is much much easier. I didn't realize the difference it made until I tried it. And I love the way the yarn looks in center pull balls. If you're working with ombre yarn, knitting with it in a center pull ball allows you to see all the different color changes. This way you can get excited about what is coming next! 

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Maybe that's just me because I get way too excited about my yarn changing colors, but it's fun right!? Last night I wound Lion Brand's Amazing yarn and it was so gorgeous I had to take a picture. I'm knitting a linen stitch cowl with it  for my book Introduction to Knitting - pictures coming soon!