… to wind 4 skeins of louet’s euroflax into yarn cakes on a tuesday night?
and we didn’t take a pics or a video
although in retrospect we should have.
so, you’ll have to picture one yarn swift and one yarn winder
at the end of an isle in a beautiful kitchen
(thanks h. for the surroundings)
and pathetic me asking for help
because i’ve always wound
balls by hand and am
stymied by the
of the lil
turns out that my knitting friends, who were wowing my with the speed
at which they could work the fibers into a cohesive yarn cake
with the outer edges taking on a spirograph like design,
underestimated just how non-clingy linen is.
1, 2, actually all 3 of them had a ‘cake in process’
pop right off the top of the winder
and dance across the tile floor.
landing at the front feet
of jake the puppy.
it had been a long day all around
and we got just a bit giddy…
which quickly turned to punchy and a bit jumpy for me.
by the time the third partial cake flew off
i was so shocked that a small scream
escaped from my lips
before the rolling
rolled to a stop.
so, the answer to the question is:
if you don’t count jake the puppy
who was gung-ho to help until we decided
that yarn really wasn’t in his skill set
it takes 3 to wind, 2 (at least) to untangle, 1 to just stick her fingers in,
and 1 troublemaker (namely me) to bring the persnickety skeins in the first place.
how many jewish mothers does it take to change a lightbulb?…