today was a yarn winding day. one of my favorite kind of days. i regularly let any new yarns that i purchase here and there stack up in a corner or basket somewhere. and i often take a peek over at them or pick some up as i pass by and contemplate exactly what they will become. once the pile is too large to manage, i declare it a yarn winding day. and this is met with great excitement and anticipation. maya gathers up all of the yarn in need of winding and takes it into the kitchen. my job is to get out the swift and ball winder and set them up on the kitchen counter. and then...the process begins. we wind, and we wind, and we wind. we enjoy seeing how different the yarns look wound, as opposed to how they looked in skeins. we talk about what we plan to make with each one. should the rainbow yarn be a sweater for maya? i'd like the yellow and pink yarn to be a scarf for me. i'd like to make papi another hat. and each of us a beautiful pair of socks. and, oh yes, there are lots of new hats to be made for the shop. and new dolls. etc. etc. etc.
i wind. maya sits on the kitchen floor alternately finger-knitting and gathering up all of the bits and pieces that are discarded during the process. once finished, we relish organizing all of the newly wound yarns in our ever-growing yarn stash. now you tell me, what could be more fun?
yours from yarn heaven,