Hi friends, If you're talking to Santa anytime soon, would you please let him know that this year, I'm hoping for a ball winder and swift for Christmas? Because really, I'm in love with these two old-school knitting tools. [caption id="attachment_2361" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Photo from webs.com."] [/caption] Last Saturday I looked at the Tea Leaves Cardigan that I'd left languishing on the couch and realized that if I didn't wind the five skeins of wool ( Louet Riverstone in Goldilocks) that were hidden beneath it, I'd probably never finish the sweater! So I packed them up and jumped on the streetcar, bound for The Purple Purl, where I'd bought the wool in the first place. Jen gave me a quick tutorial and within minutes I was winding merrily away. In less than half an hour I had five tidy balls of wool and was ready to knit again. I spent a happy hour ensconced at the store with an iced latte and my sweater (and the air-conditioning!) and I'm happy to report that the sweater is coming right along. Of course, I'm already thinking about what to knit next. I've got a shawl on my mind – Make+Do reader Jen was making a beautiful one on the TTC Knitalong – and I'm trying to decide which colour to make. I'd like it to go with this sweater and I've got it down to two choices... What do you think?