Monday, May 12, 2008

Spindles

Ah! here's where I show of some of my favourite tools.

The first is a Bosworth Featherweight Purpleheart spindle which weighs 15gm (0.53oz). The roving is a merino flax mix from Felt from the Heart. Actually all my lovely spinning tools have been supplied by the lovely Sandie.

I'm trying to spin this as a lace weight single. I love knitting with singles so it will be interesting to see how this turns out. I'll let you know.


Now above is my beautiful Bosworth Midi in Canarywood which weighs 24gm (0.84oz) . The roving is Moonlit Night from Crazy Monkey. The aim of this is to spin a 2ply sock yarn. The first skein looks good but I'm not so sure about the second. I think it will be a little finer. We'll just have to wait and see.

Then in the post this morning arrived some more goodies from Sandie at Felt from the Heart. A mini Niddy Noddy which is just the right size to pack with my spindles when out and about. Obviously there is also another spindle. This one is a Kundert which weighs about 32gms and is Butternut with a walnut shaft.

Well that is enough chitchat. I'm off to spin.

Keep smiling :-)

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