I just realized I hardly ever do this: respond to reader comments. But here goes:
To the lovely crazymonkeycreates, I actually do have an electric skeinwinder. However, I've found that for optimal (tangle-free) operation, as well as quality control purposes, it functions best when I let the yarn feed from the swift through my fingers onto the arms of the winder. Which requires me to hold up my left arm at a weird angle. I'm currently looking around for a second model; the one I have is several years old and I'm hoping that there will be some newer options that have come to the market since I purchased it. (At the time, it was the only affordable one out there.)
To darling Ted and adorable subliminalrabbit, I wholeheartedly agree. In fact, a massage would make a perfect Mother's Day gift, wouldn't it, Tom?
To my sweet hyphenated Carol, one of the many fun things about taking a class at Loop is that there are some gorgeous, gorgeous quilts hung on the wall. In fact, I took some photos before class started of some of them:
Seeing all these wonderful fabrics and quilts has made me very, very tempted to try a small quilting project of my own (a small wall hanging, maybe?). It's all Liza's fault. And Spool's, too.
In the meantime, now that my big deadlines are over, I'm going to challenge myself: can I knit myself a short-sleeved sweater and have it finished to wear at TNNA in June? We shall see...