Hooray! It lives!
This is why my husband deserves great hand knits. To get my swift back together (after the dog had chewed on it, and my dad helped create replacement parts) Jim had to undo a the wire that holds all the pieces together at the bottom and take out a bold that holds the pieces together in the middle. He twisted the wire back up, but there's no way to replace the bolt, so he just tied it together. I took it for a test drive last night and it did just fine.
I know you'll ask, so the yarn on the swift is Schaefer Anne sock yarn in a red almost too beautiful for socks. I bought it as a birthday present to myself at the beginning of the month using Red Bird Knit's birthday discount. Also in the above picture we can see the Frost Flowers and Leaves shawl in action as an afghan. It's warm, and light and big. We cozy up under it often.
In other news, Dad's gloves are done.
One more obligatory Christmas gift to go. I have plenty other things on the needles, but I do miss having one big project on the go. Do you realize it's four weeks to Christmas? Maybe not the time for me to start the next big thing.