Saturday, December 10, 2011

Spinning Spinning Knitting

Well it took some time to make friends, but I can now operate my wheel. (ish)  I will need a lot of practice but I have made yarn singles.  She is fast and if I get to cocky, she will break my yarn.  I am still thinking of a name for her as is customary for new wheels and their owners.  I think a name from the 1800's would suit her.
Adeline, Coraline...  I am not sure.
Knitting up a storm, finished the knitting on DH's Sweater, Just have to sew in the sleeves.  Finished Summer Mystery Shawl for the SSK KAL and started the Knit Girllls KAL with my Haunted Vineyard Yarn.  I chose to do Yvaine by Liz Abinante I am also knitting a pair of Froot Loop Gloves by Natasha Sills for my SIL.  I still have to finish the heel and cuff of one sock for DD and start another pair for other DD.  Phew Good thing the only things due by Christmas will be the gloves!
Well time for another Day of work.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Spinning My Wheels

OMG I got a spinning wheel!!!
It is a late 1800 to 1930ish unsigned Vezina Canadian Production Wheel.  She is GORGEOUS! and in fabulous condition.  I only paid 90 bucks for her at auction and also got a vintage skein winder in good shape.  The skein winder even still has most of her square head nails.
Both are functioning, but I need to learn to spin yarn before I can use the skein winder LOL
Here are some pictures.