The winter after Ken died two of my favorite yarn shops were selling out; one was closing and the other was focusing on weaving supplies. I returned to an old easy thing – “necks.” In the cold winter it’s nice to have a scarf that doesn’t have flapping ends.
They were thick and soft Merino yarn. I made some and then was asked to make some shorter for friends whose glasses had steamed up. Here is the original longer “bus stop” version I had made in my law firm days before Ken
Since the yarn was all on sale it was odds and ends. Everyone’s neck was different
Kids wanted them, too, and their parents’ necks were too big!. So then there were smaller, kid sized
The last two were scrap or rainbow necks
Recently more people have expressed interest! One was a baby when last I made them, and now as a boy would use one; another can go to a friend who admired mine, etc. So last night I took more on sale Merino yarn skeins and used a swift and winder to convert skeins to balls. Here’s the swift
And here is the ball winder
Here’s how they work together
Voila! Let the knitting begin!