That’s what I call a *big* skein

Posted on | July 5, 2007 | 9 Comments

Last week, I finally bought a ball winder to go along with my new simple swift from Italy. And today, I used it to wind one of the largest skeins of yarn I’ve ever seen (aside from those mega-huge laceweight skeins from Handmaiden). For comparison’s sake, here’s the skein next to a piddly skein of Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift yarn:

The yarn is for my next project, something for Yahaira’s PureKnits book. It’s a lambswool, angora, and cashmere blend – very dry to the touch, but interesting. I think the final fabric it’ll make will be lovely.

Hope everyone in the States had a happy fourth! We ate blueberries and strawberries to commemorate the occasion. I wanted to get Cool Whip for the white part of the red, white, and blue, but had to settle for some lemon yogurt that was already in the fridge because all of the grocery shops nearby were closed.


9 Responses to “That’s what I call a *big* skein”

  1. Penny
    July 5th, 2007 @ 11:11 am

    That is a big skein – where did it come from?

  2. Connie
    July 5th, 2007 @ 11:32 am

    Penny, I’m not sure about the specifics of this yarn, but it was sent directly from so it’s a yarn that Yahaira carries .

  3. Veronique
    July 5th, 2007 @ 2:02 pm

    Oh, it’s huuuuge!

  4. Olgajazzy
    July 5th, 2007 @ 11:51 pm

    Oh, i have some of that too! I love that yarn! I am hoping to make something from it soon, may be even for my husband, Penny that
    yarn comes from Pureknits, but it’s spun on a mill in China.

    July 7th, 2007 @ 2:23 pm

    You needed the JUMBO ball winder and yes ther is one….

  6. Iris G
    July 8th, 2007 @ 5:51 pm

    You know, I can’t even Look at such a huge, monstrous skein!

  7. Sarah
    July 9th, 2007 @ 3:06 pm

    I’ve got a couple like that. Isn’t it fun?

  8. Kylie
    July 9th, 2007 @ 10:27 pm

    That skein is amazing! Do you need more than one to make what you have in mind? Thanks for your advice on the Tylenol PM. I’m sleeping again finally! (and without help!) Glad you found me. I haven’t really told anyone yet…I couldn’t get back into blogger and it was an opportune moment to hide from my overzealous mother. sigh.

  9. kat coyle
    July 18th, 2007 @ 9:32 pm

    The yarn looks deliscious like vanilla ice cream. Is the design for her Sensual Knits book or a different book?

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