Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Spinning for a woven scarf

I had 4 ounces of BFL top that I bought some time ago and decided it would look nice spun up for a woven scarf. Now I am spinning some Merino/Silk to ply with it for fingering weight yarn.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Ravellenics 2014

Many of you are familiar with Ravelry and have even participated in the Ravellenics in the past where members join teams and challenge themselves to knit/crochet/spin/whatever a particular project/projects during the Olympics. This will be the first year I have participated and I have joined Team Kromski 2014. (You will need to log onto Ravelry to get to the Kromski Group page)

I knit pretty much all the time so I decided to do some spinning for my challenge...trying to decide just exactly how much of what I will spin and whether I will knit or weave a finished project with the yarn I spin. I have less than a month to decide so I had better get with it!

If you are stuck indoors due to winter weather or just want to do something different from your standard knitting/spinning/crocheting projects come on over to Ravelry and sign up, if you haven't done so already, or join a team if you are already a member! It doesn't cost a thing...

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Neat Gift!

My brother and sister-in-law sent me a gorgeous ceramic coffee mug for Christmas and it perfectly fits in the cup holder I ordered for my Sonata spinning wheel.

I am now ready to roll....er....spin!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

On Another Note

I had an interesting experience lately while playing one of my favorite games on Pogo.com: Someone in the Everyone Wins Bingo game room I was in had checked out my blog from my profile and announced to the room that I was a hate monger.....for posting links to Pro-Life sites. Yup! That's right! I am a hate monger because I don't believe in murdering unborn children.....go figure!

Trilobite Socks

I have several skeins of the Araucania Ranco yarn that I used for the Cat at the Seashore Pi Shawl and decided to knit up some socks. The first pair are Trilobite Socks from Wendy Johnson's "Socks From the Toe Up". I still have my double pointed needles but I really like using the circular needles to knit socks now because I can try them on while they are on the needles.

And to think.....I used to have such trim ankles. No one told me that getting older could mean puffy ankles as you near age 60!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Customizing my Sonata

I knitted and fulled a pouch from handspun wool to hang from my Sonata that will hold my bottle of oil and the hex wrench for adjusting the wheel; then I spun more of the same wool and some white for contrast, with lots of twist for durability, and card wove a band for attaching it to the mother-of-all. I machine stitched the band to either side of the top of the pouch, removed the flyer and the front maiden from the mother-of-all and slipped the mother of all off the wheel to attach the pouch.

In addition to the pouch I added the cup holder from FBN Plastics that arrived in the mail today. The cup holder slips down over the top of the upright that holds the mother-of-all and has a hole for the mother-of-all to slip thru as well as a hole for the attachment screw to go thru. Here is the end result:




Tuesday, November 12, 2013

End of the Wavy Road

I finished the card weaving project this morning. Starting out with 5 1/3 yds of warp the finished braid is 4 yds 8 3/4 in long.


Monday, November 11, 2013

At Last! Another Finished Object aka FO

A little over a year ago I posted how I was on a mission to finish stuff. Well, I finally finished that pi shawl I posted about, lol. For more on the project pop over here: Only Lace.

Spinning Wheels & Cup Holders....Who Knew??

While at a monthly spin-in yesterday one of the ladies brought a wheel to sell to another member and pointed out the cup holder attached. That's right folks! A cup holder!

Then, a few minutes ago while logged onto Ravelry I noticed a banner ad for....you guessed it....cup holders! I clicked on it and one of the first photos shows a cup holder made for the Kromski Sonata, which is the new wheel at our house.

Be sure and check out FBN Plastics Etsy Shop to find a cup holder to fit your spinning wheel. I just ordered mine!

Happy Spinning Ya'll!

Kromski Sonata Spinning Wheel Cup Holder