Tuesday, December 26, 2006

And The Wheel Goes Round And Round

Traditional Wheel

Your First Wheel! Start your Creative Journey...

If you're starting out and looking for a good first wheel, I would suggest the Traditional with scotch tension. This is a very popular wheel because it is so versatile. It's easy to learn to use, with simple add-on kits that allow you to adapt the wheel to specific types of spinning as you begin to experiment more.

The Traditional is available in single or double drive. If you are left- handed there's a version especially for you. This wheel includes four bobbins and Lazy Kate.

As you can see, it is also a classically styled wheel made from beautiful New Zealand silver beech, so it will look great in your home.

-- Priced starting at $479.

I am adding my Christmas money to the money I've earned delivering newspapers and now have enough to buy my spinning wheel. It looks just like the one above but has a few extra features that brings the price, including tax and shipping, to $582.00. Of course it's Boxing Day so I can't order it yet and I don't know how long it will take to arrive after I do order it. So, I'm anxiously awaiting tomorrow.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Knitting With Cats

I think Angel-Who-Isn't has finally clued in that when she curls up on Mommy's lap I'm not knitting to maliciously annoy her. It's just something I do. She used to lie quietly dozing for five or ten minutes before viciously attacking my hand and arm but now she seems to understand that if she doesn't like my yarn being dragged across her back, if she doesn't enjoy the sound of my row counter rattling in her ear, if she doesn't take pleasure in being bopped on the head and rump by the ends of my needles and if she doesn't revel under the blanket of sweater back (actually, I think she does like this one) then she is more than welcome to move to Daddy's lap or bunk down with the dog.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Another New Design by Nittineedles

I have been a busy little knitter. Most of these are destined to be wrapped up as Christmas gifts for friends and family.
I needed a pair of fingerless gloves to wear while delivering my newspapers. I wanted to keep my hands warm but my fingers free to feel for the papers in my bag. Each time I made a pair I tweeked it in some way. I am now happy with the resulting pattern. Unfortunately, I think I'm addicted. I know the pattern by heart and have a mad urge to knit more.......more.......MORE!

You can find this pattern at:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/Nittineedles