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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Kitchen, Yarn Winder by Melisa McCurley

This might not seem like a kitchen item but my kitchen counter is the only place I can clamp this yarn winder, so it is frequently found clamped to the bar area along with my swift. I wound this ball of yarn and then sketched the winder. I enjoy knitting and crocheting and love pretty yarn.  Especially hand-dyed yarn.






9 comments:

  1. What an interesting sketch! It is always fun to see what people have in their kitchens.

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  2. I bought some pretty yarn today. Can I come over and have you wind it into balls for me please? Love this sketch! Love all the cross hatching!

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    1. Of course! As long as you don't mind the messy house. I'll make us some tea or coffee and we can wind and sketch.

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  3. first time to hear about yarn winder.. what a beautiful sketch of its details, melisa!

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  4. It is a practical thing, if you must have yarn wound! Really interesting to have such a thing in your kitchen! I understand you are interested in it because of your knitting. Wow!

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  5. Great sketch and composition, and our kitchen always has things in that are not so 'kitcheny' as they should be. I was tempted to try the chess board, but thought it would look like straying off the theme, even though we play at breakfast, lunch and evening meal. Perhaps I'll get brave enough to try.

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    1. Yes Jez, sketch the chess board! One end of my kitchen table currently (and usually!) is piled with Pathfinder Card Game, Descent Board Game, and a bag of miniatures that we use to play. We have several pretty chess sets and I've always wished for a place to keep one out on display and play but for now we use the kitchen table.

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  6. Great line drawing. I don't know what it is but the drawing is great.

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    1. Thanks, Fran! Many of the better quality yarns come unwound, in hanks, and you have to wind them before using them. Winding them by hand takes forever! This little gadget quickly winds them into balls and all I have to do is spin the handle.

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