Lately, it seems like I have been popping out sweaters left and right. I don’t know if I actually am knitting jumpers at lightning speed, or if time is just flying by and it just doesn’t feel like 3-4 weeks have gone by when I get these sweaters finished. Either way, I have been working on lots of sweaters lately. I’m going to need to clean out my closet to make room for all these new additions. 
And if you are wondering why my yarn is wrapped around a paper towel roll, well, that is how us miserable, poor souls make nice, center-pull cakes of yarn without a ball winder. It all started when I found this picture on Pinterest. It’s so much better than the big, messy balls of yarn I was working with before, but it does look very silly when I’m actually making the cake. Or digging around for a discarded paper towel or toilet paper roll when I need to wind a skein…
This week…

Knitting: I finished up my Feathernest Raglan sweater this weekend, so now I’ve picked up my Peabody sweater again. With it’s lacy leaf motif on the front, it’s the perfect fall sweater, so I want to get it finished soon so it gets a chance to shine in this season. 
Reading: I gave in to the neverending library wait list and just bought Dreams of Gods and Monsters, the final book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I freakin’ love this series. It is fantastical. It is dark. It is funny. It is oddly realistic and completely believable. It has great characters, forbidden love, and alternative universes. It’s just great. Read it.
Linking up with yarn along and KCCO

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18 Comments on Another day, another sweater

  1. That is brilliant! You may think you look strange with a paper towel roll in hand but a million knitters are going “GENIUS!” I have been thinking I should get a winder because using my husband’s feet to hold the skein with my current sad attempts just does not work so you may have just saved me years of marital strife! LOL And I love the orange wool!

  2. I have a ball winder – Not sure I would have the energy to find empty loo rolls around the house.. Love that colour for your jumper, and I am really jealous that they fly off your needles – because mine certainly don’t at the moment!

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