I think I wasn't clear in my post about getting yarn cakes wound at my LYS. They will allow the customer to wind their purchased yarn using their swift and ball winder. The fee comes in if you want them to wind it for you. And, I called and was told that I could come wind my silk stuff and they wouldn't charge me. LOL of course they probably know that it's impossible for me to walk through the yarns to get to the winder without purchasing something, but I was good. got a couple of cards and a pair of #6 bamboo straight needles. I thought probably it would be a good thing since the silk feels sort of slippy, and I have a talent for letting stitches fall off metal needles. *G*
I guess I am just plain ol' nosy. I told the girl working and a customer that I had won the yarn. They both said "that's nice" and smiled. Geez, if someone told me that I would want all the details!
Oh and the second mitt is done except for weaving in the ends, and then it's back to the silly scarf.