Reds, Squirrels and Knitting Equipment
I have been waiting for this photo, wondering when the pile of red maple leaves would appear in front of my house. This autumn, orange and red were not the colors that usually have been abundant. I'd have to say yellow and brown grasped center stage this year.
I love when I grab the big camera to walk outside, Frodo does twirls and dances about because he loves photography as well. Ever so patient, when I stop, he stops and waits. We walk and crunch and notice nature. He is secretly looking for the squirrels that evade him. This week, Frodo almost caught a squirrel, but I yelled "Frodo, no!!!!!" and that split second of ignoring me and continuing the hunt gave the squirrel a fighting chance.
Here is a leaf bouquet for you :) I knew you'd like it!
This oak tree will keep it's fall dressings until the spring. I believe he wants to be a trendsetter when it comes to autumn and spring behaviors.
I love him :)
I received an email from a reader about knitting equipment, so I thought I would answer here for all of you to read. She wondered if I owned a ball winder and a swift, brands, and recommendations.
I do own a ball winder, I inherited my mother's and she bought it at a garage sale. It squeaks a bit when I ball up yarn but so far it has been a sturdy piece of equipment. I have no idea as to what brand it is! I do not own a swift, I lay the hank on the table near the ball winder and sometimes put a bowl in the middle and hope for the best. I never desire a swift until I tangle my yarn, that is when I wish upon earth to own one. Not to brag, but I am quite talented at NOT tangling my hanks :) Truth be told, I'd rather spend the money on more yarn.
My advice is to buy what you can afford.
So dear readers, do you own a ball winder and a swift? what brands? advice?