Friday, September 28, 2007

Oh, The Cleverness of Me

Note: This isn't going to make any sense, unless you've read the previous post.

Rube Goldberg. adj., of, relating to, or being a contrivance that brings about by complicated means what apparently could have been accomplished simply (according to American Heritage).

Not only that, it can help stave off senility. I can feel those brain-cells firing and those new neural connections forming.

For those of you who thought I had lost it entirely and would be spending an eternity rewinding 1 1/2 lbs of Jaeger Zephyr 4/8, behold the one, the only, I-really-should-apply-for-a-patent-for-this, de-coning/re-skeining machine. (The DVD player is an essential component. A pound and a half of yarn is a lot of yarn.)

Featuring something a straight needle can do that a circular can't.

Not only that, it works.

There now. That's better, much, much better.


diane h said...

I was enthralled when your chair doubled as a sweater model. I have no words for the genius of the chairs working as a machine!

AmyArtisan said...

Love the reference to Rube Goldberg! It's amazing the ingenuity that we can muster when it comes to yarn. :)

What a beautiful color - look forward to watching the journey from cone to sweater.