Well, I’m down to only two more projects–the Kimono Sweater and the Top-down hat. I have about two inches of the rear sweater panel done, and the hat is roughly 1/3 complete.
On Thursday, my knit-ease gloves came in. Honestly, I don’t recommend them. They work okay, but when I showed them to my mom (an ex physical/occupational therapist) she said they were too lose. The smaller size would have cut off circulation. We agreed that a better option would be to get a pair of isotoner gloves and cut off the fingers. Still, I bought them, I’m not going to buy another pair and cut them up when the other ones work okay. Not the greatest, but okay.
While the gloves were a little disappointing, I was not saddened one bit by my ball winder, which also arrived. If you’re interested, you can find them for $23 at Joann.com, where they are on sale.
I looked at the product ratings on the site, and the biggest complaints were that the clamp didn’t open wide enough, and that the feeder arm didn’t stay upright. I can deal with the clamp; I’ll just hold it sometimes. As to the feeder arm, if you extend it fully, it will usually stay up. If you are winding vigorously, it might be a bit loose, but all you have to do is lift the “working yarn” up a bit, and it holds it in place. If you don’t have a swift, you have to hold it in your hand anyway to keep the tension, so it’s not a big deal.
Also, if anyone is reading this, please leave a comment. I can’t tell if I’ve gotten any hits here, and it’s kind of frustrating.