Being so close to the end of Seascape, my mind is wandering to my next project. I have decided to do a Clapotis, using Manos Del Uruguay that I had in my stash. When a local store was closing out on yarn, they were selling EVERYTHING for $1.00 a skein! I walked out of that store $50.00 lighter (or so)but with a garbage bag full of Yarn. Among the treasures I found that day was the Manos, which sold at regular price at $14.50. I purchased almost all they had left with no idea what I wanted to do with it. FINALLY, after seeing Patricia's beautiful Clapotis, I was convinced that I needed to take the plunge and lighten my stash in the process.
Patricia lent me her ball winder (thanks!) and I decided to wind EVERY Hank I had in my stash.
This is my current set up. I use a dining room chair with arms and clamp the ball winder down on the right arm, I then clamp my yarn swift to the back of my chair so it is sideways. That way it spins around more like a Farris Wheel or bike spokes. The yarn comes off the swift in line with the tension bar on the winder and I have had successful results so far with this method.
Here I am winding the ball...
And here is a look at the finished ball.
Like I said, I decided to wind all of my hanks that I have in my stash. That included 21 hanks of Manos, 2 hanks of Alpaca Cloud, and 4 hanks of hand dyed Wool of the Andes.
I love the citrus like colors in these hand dyed yarns. I dyed them a couple years ago. The are not very large though and I really don't know what to do with them. Wool of the Andes is not super comfortable against the skin (at least for me). I would really like some suggestions!