Ever have one of those weekends where you felt like you were super busy, but by Sunday night you felt like you got nothing accomplished? Last weekend was one of those weekends. Saturday was filled with to-dos and errands and Sunday—well, I just don’t know what happened to Sunday. Then yesterday was back to work.

On a productive note, the tree is finally decorated, thanks to T. Most of my free time is spent knitting. Decorating the tree was not high on my list of to-dos. It looks great, and I have taken some pics. I’ll post later this week.

The other productive news, and what is most exciting to me is that I bought a wool winder! If you are a knitter and reading this, you probably want to know if I’m getting a swift, also. The answer is yes, but for now I’m using the backs of the kitchen chairs. If you are not a knitter and reading this, you probably want to know what the heck a wool winder is and why is it so exciting? Well, the shortest answer I can give you is that most yarn comes in center-pull balls or skeins. You dig around the center to find the end of the yarn, pull it out and start knitting. Easy. But some yarns come in hanks and need to be wound into a ball before you can start knitting. I’m currently working on a project that needed five hanks of wool. T helped me wind the first hank, and it took us a lot of tangles, about an hour, and then more tangles, etc. Doing this for the four other hanks, and for many more hanks in the future, not an option. Last night I used the winder and it took me 10 minutes to do this.

Yes, sometimes it truly is the simple pleasures in life that make us happy. For me, it’s a center-pull ball of yarn.


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