My sweet husband has given me a swift for facilitating the winding skeins of yarn into balls. For some reason the best yarns seem to only come in skeins, so for years I have been arranging skeins over the back of two chairs and using my handy ball winder. Now I have this wonderful device.
The yarn on the swift is Malabrigo Lace, the finest merino wool from Uruguay. I am going to knit a sweater for myself; the Hannah Fetig design "Featherweight Cardigan".
And for once I am doing a swatch, as I have finally learned that haste makes waste, and I need to know this sweater will fit. I started using a 4mm Adi Turbo circular needle, as I just adore Adi Turbo needles. But interestingly enough, they were too slippery for the fine yarn, and the 4mm bamboo needle that I had rejected when knitting bamboo/silk yarn is perfect for this project.