Monday, July 4, 2011

Hip Hip Hooray

It's my birthday :)

Aside from it being a Monday (total monday-itis here lol), it was a lovely day. A chatty one with lots of phone calls from my lovely family.

Hubby had been working on my present for a few weeks, and even though it was finished a couple of weeks ago, I wasn't allowed it until my birthday (I did know what it was, as I had some input into it - see here on hubby's blog).

So what is it? A hand made swift and ball winder. Lets just say that the swift was relatively simple in its design and planning. But a ball winder is a whole other ball game ('scuse the pun)! DH got there though, as I knew he would :)

I did have to give it a test run to make sure it all worked great - it makes lovely center pull balls.

The kids got me some lovely BWM wool to practice my dyeing on, so I can use my swift to skein it up for dyeing and then wind into balls with the ball winder when I am done. I can't wait!

Now I am all birthday-ed out, so I am off to bed.


p.s. Photos were all taken by my husband :)


A n R said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I think you may have made a Rodney pun. Oh dear. The swift and ball winder looks amazing. Well done Beau. Can't wait to see what you do with that!!

Tas said...

Happy birthday Liz. Gosh, you have a clever hubby! My hubby decided that it was easier to buy them lol.

Tracy aka Mad Quilter said...

Happy birthday Liz! Fabulous presents! I want one of those skeiners now, I'll have to chat up my DH and see what he can come up with.

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Happy birthday Liz! so nice to see a pic of you with your kids. He is a keeper that hubby of yours ;-)

zofia said...

Happy Birthday Liz. I'm jealous of your super knitty gifts made by your clever hubby. Look forward to seeing some lovely dye jobs from you in the near future. Enjoy!
Great pics of you and the kids. :)