The above is yarn I wound today. How? Well, I got this in the mail today!
Definitely two of the best gifts I have ever gotten (and I have some great friends who give great gifts). When I walked into my building there were two packages under the mailboxes. I said to Aimee (who was with me), "I hope they are for me. I'm sure they are not, but I hope they are." They were! From Knitting-Warehouse? Hm. What could it be? Then, "Could they be what I think they are? No. Are they from Dan? No. I bet they are. I can't believe he'd do this. No. Yeah, I bet they are." Aimee just kept saying, "They must be--open them," even though she had no idea what I thought they were. I opened the winder first, then the swift. Of course, I set them up and wound the cashmere/yak I got at Stitches. Dan said the 1200 yards of lace-weight yarn I hand-wound were what solidified his decision to get these marvelous tools for me. If he hadn't moved to New York, I'd show my appreciation for weeks on end. Instead, I get to be very happy winding the 600 yards of alpaca I got at Stitches Midwest. What a great start to my birthday!