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.

1 comment:

zippiknits said...

The socks are, well, charming. I'd wear them because they are so funky-cute!

The spinning whorls are little works of art. You've inspired me to add Fimo projects to my ever expanding list of want-to-make-it-things.

Happy spring ..when it gets there. the tulip trees are blooming. Would you like a picture as a cheermeup?