Wednesday, March 20, 2013

You make me feel like dancin'

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

No yodeling on premises.

The Frankensox, the ones I cut the tops off of and reknit the heels and feet. Not exactly what I had planned, but still nice and certainly wearable. That is the new cat, Sluggo. She is a stray that we fed all last summer, outside, until one bitterly cold night in December, when she insisted on being an inside cat.

I made four drop spindles, each a little different as I was trying out techniques. The whorls are Fimo, 3" across mounted on 1/4" dowel rods. I used an earring hook on one, twisted wire on another, and largish jump rings on the other two. I took each for a test drive and they spin well, and although they're not perfectly balanced, they are purty darn close. 

Otherwise, I have been indulging in preparing and spinning mohair, then dyeing and knitting. Pictures of that later.