It felt so good for some reason to use my swift again, certainly beats winding up my yarn by hand.
My new sock keeper works nicely with my socks; in the previous picture, I was just trying it out with my mom's socks.
Now that my yarn has been put away, I'm finding that my normal green bins that store my yarn is full. I've had to move to my striped bins, some of them are empty, but they are used for books, buttons, needles, etc. I suppose it happens all of the time where people run out of space before they get to their projects. I don't want to be in denial and say that I don't have too much yarn - that would be crazy because of course one can never have too much yarn. Well, okay so it would be nice to say that I don't have too much yarn, but I really should finish some projects. At least I don't go yarn shopping all that often. The last time I bought yarn was for my mom's birthday, which was last week. Before that, I was in Boston last December/January and purchased yarn on Newberry St. Awe man, I'd love to go to Boston right now.
I got my mom the Fiddlehead Mitten pattern and yarn from The Yarn Shoppe in Davenport. Her hands get really cold in the WI winters and due to slight frostbite from years back, I'm hoping that these lined mittens will do the trick. This will be her first fair isle pattern, so I think I picked out a good one for her.