Thursday, January 29, 2015

Getting Ready...


The beautiful Shibui Baby Alpaca went from skein...


All soft in its loveliness...


To be unwound...


And rewound...


From swift to winder...


Into five tidy little cakes...


Waiting to begin...

"Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness.  It is not perfected till it is shared."
~  Jane Porter

blessings ~ tanna

28 comments:

podso said...

Aha they look ready and eager to begin. Such beauties. And what a nifty contraption. I also see that you have the scissors that are lost somewhere in this house, LOL

Judy S. said...

And what are you going to make with this beautiful yarn?

Wanda said...

You are such a professional. What a delicate procedure. It's a very lovely color.

Whatever it becomes will be wonderful I'm sure.

Betsy Brock said...

I didn't know you had to do this!

Lynne said...

Sometimes the beginning is the most exciting part . . .
I love your little round cakes . . . looks like beautiful wool.

Linda said...

WOW!
That is some serious winding...
Can't wait to see what you are making!
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Catherine said...

Such a lovely saying dear Tanna.

Pondside said...

Like everyone else, I am eager to see what comes of your fingers in this lovely, soft yarn.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Tanna,
The gentleness of the yarn seems to me to be very symbolic of your nature.
I am so looking forward to the beginning of your project.
Warmest of Hugs and Blessings,
Jemma

Annette T. said...

These winders look like life safer. Love the table you have it on. And the little cakes are too cute. Can't wait to see the finished product which I know will be beautiful.

Shug said...

Oh wow.....something big is happening! love the color! Excited to see what you create!!

Shug

steph said...

oh look!!! i see your mojo balanced on top of the little cake on the right!!! Happy weekend knitting!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What beautiful soft yarn this must be! I can't wait to see what you create!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Well now, that is one nifty little contraption. I always wind my yarn by hand. :) Happy knitting! Tammy

Susan Sevig said...

I sometimes enjoy this process more than the knitting. Do you put these little cakes into a knitting bowl?

Tricia Buice said...

Beautiful yarn, gorgeous soft color and fascinating process for the non-knitter! Have a wonderful weekend.

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

It's beautiful. Can't wait to see it magically knit up. I love white, such beautiful yarn.

karen said...

lovely, I find it fun to wind yarn and make yarn cakes :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Those images are so beautiful. I admire anyone who works with yarn to make gorgeous and useful items. Nice quotation from Jane Porter. That reminds me, I bought a beautifully illustrated copy of 'Scottish Chiefs' for our son to read to his boys (and a copy for me too, of course), illustrated by N.C. Wyeth. Love it!

TexWisGirl said...

your arsenal is ready!

Amanda said...

I just need to know, did you get your mojo back? ;-) xox

Pammy Sue said...

That yarn is beautiful. I'm very interested to see what it will become!

Nonna Rose said...

New yarn is always exciting!

Andi G said...

Oh my, that yarn is beautiful! How exciting. :)

Dewena said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures. I had no idea of this process. I think I was still picturing the old movie version of someone holding their hands apart for the other to wind the yarn around before knitting.

Such lovely pictures!

Amy at love made my home said...

Ahhh!! I can totally understand your contentment being the new owner of a wool winder myself! It is beautiful looking yarn! xx

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I can't wait to see what those cakes turn into! I love white...it that a winter white? Happy knitting!

Phyllis Oller said...

I love the spinning of the yarn more than the making of something, but what you are creating looks so soft & beautiful! Phyllis

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