Sunday, 8 September 2013

Yarn cakes!

I will get around to sharing some crochet square soon, or maybe my button skirt (yeah, right!) but really all I want to do now is show you my YaRnCaKeS!

Green yarn cakes

I bought one of those yarn winders from eBay.  I have to admit that it was after reading Lucy's post here because I thought you also needed one of those spinning hexagony things (I can't describe them properly, and I've had a glass of wine (ooops!) so I hope you know what I mean) so I was thrilled when I realised you don't because I love yarn cakes and the little ocd in me loved the idea of having uniform balls of yarny goodness

Bergere de France yarn cakes

So there you have it.  I've just about wound every ball I have now, would you believe it's actually making them take up less space?  I've definitely reduced the space my yarn takes up, hurrah!  They're also great for taking out and about on trips or to work, instead of carrying around several hundred grams of wool

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18 comments:

  1. Fun fun fun... colorful cakes abound! Organization is good! Too bad I don't have that gene. LOL! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  2. When I first got my winder everything was transformed into yarn cakes. Much fun.

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    1. BAD isn't it! I've wound about 80-90% of my yarn now, I think I might even have RSI? Once I'm done it will be ok and I'll only have to do each ball as I buy it (she says *have to* like it's compulsory...)

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  3. Oh Nicole, those are the most delicious calorie free cakes I've seen in ages! You know, I was just thinking about my mum's yarn winder and wondering why on earth I didn't bring it back from South Africa with e when we went last Easter as she doesn't use it much these days! I think I might just need to make a visit to ebay too. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous colours and I think there is a bi tof ocd-ness in most of us yarny lovers and the joy of winding wool xox Penny

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    1. Oh that's a shame if only you'd thought of it then :( They're quite affordable though, mine was £12 and then a couple of pounds postage. Well worth it in my opinion

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  4. Love your yarn cakes and wish I could be more organised lol

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  5. Well done, Nicole :) Such pretty colors of yarn, so artfully organized and displayed will no doubt inspire you to make all sorts of lovely projects! [like your neat up-cycled button skirt!!!] Congrats for winning your award and thanks for answering the questions to let us get to know you better. I am so impressed that you want to study physics...a subject that bamboozles my brain !!!
    Gracie xx

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  6. Yarn cakes take up less space?? Oh I want a winder too now! :-) xxxx

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    1. They do! I think some balls, say 100g double knit are wound quite loosely (and badly in some cases I've found!) I could get two 100g balls stacked on top of each other in the space of an un-caked one, they might be a little fatter though x

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  7. They are great, aren't they, Nicole? I love the way they can all be stacked away neatly...it's definitely addictive!
    Happy new week,
    Susan x

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    1. Absolutely yes! Your blog reminded me that I'd not mentioned my own obsession :p x

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  8. I have a winder like that - they are fantastic and mine was given to me for free - How about that!?? Never heard them called cakes but that is in my new terminology now.Jo x

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    1. Ooh lucky you! I can't remember where I heard them called cakes but I loved it! x

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  9. Yummy and no calories!!!! I've just read your comment on my blog about the lady sending your knitting needles, there really are some kind, warm, generous people in the world. Have a good week. Deb x

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  10. I have the same yarn winder, like Lucy's, and it was such a good investment. They really do take up much less room when they're wound this way.

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  11. Hi Nicole I am just waiting for my yarn winder to arrive and then all set to go with my tangled yarn - fabulous post as always Nicole thanks so much
    Lots of love
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  12. I want one now. They make wool look so cute wound up into little cakes.
    Melanie x

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  13. "Spinning hexagony things" - umbrella swift.

    You're welcome. :)

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