Saturday, January 02, 2010

Filled with Spindly goodness

I just received an order of Jenkins Drop Spindles for the store (which, by the way is online at, or come into the store at 129 Brock St N in Whitby).

I lined them up and admired their awesomeness...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Weavy McWeaverton got a new loom.

I recently acquired a rigid heddle loom - the 20" Ashford Knitters Loom. I absolutely love it.

I have 101 more weaving projects I already have ideas for.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

My poor neglected blog

I know, I know, I totally suck as a blogger. But I'm pretty sure no one actually reads my blog so really it is ok.

Here's some fun yarn I recently spun up. Merino/Bamboo/Sparkly Stuff & plied with purple thread.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Musically Inspired Yarn

The other day I found myself driving through the countryside enjoying some ambient music, looking at the colours as they flashed by in a blended blurr - greens, browns, reds, blues, whites.... and had my next inspiration for a project.

If you can imagine if this song was yarn: Moby - Mother's Of The Night
Subtle transitions, blends of colour, spun and knit into something snug that followed the body's natural curves, perhaps some streamline fingerless gloves or mittens.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Me & My Dye Pot

I picked up a few new colours from the Black Lamb the other day, along with some merino roving. This fun stuff is going to be spun into sock yarn, haven't decided what pattern to make out of it yet though.
I can't think of anything exciting to say about it but the picture is pretty neat.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The making of the Frankenwheel

Well, after a long day of measuring, planning, cutting wood, going to the hardware store 3 times and generally just having too much fun.... I ended up with this...

She's not finished, there's some adjustments to be made but I love it anyway!

I still need to reinforce the back upright post a bit more, and also replace the treadle which would work better if it had a bit more length at the bottom. That would allow for a bit more see-saw action.

Figuring out the crank was the hardest part, I ended up bending an L bracket in two spots to get that shape.

I was origionally going to paint it out black and green, it is a "Franken Wheel" after all. But now I'm contemplating painting the main support part but doing some wood buring and staining on the wheel. Time will tell what I end up doing, and quite frankly I'm all out of creative mojo at the moment. I'll be sure to post photos.

Friday, June 26, 2009

The FrankenWheel revisited

About a year ago I started a Franken-Wheel project, turning various orphaned spinning wheel parts into a saxony wheel. Then I ended up lucking into a beautiful Ashford Elizabeth and that saxony is way more beautiful than anything I could create.... project then on hold.

But it's been calling to me, and how can I ever ignore a spinning wheel? So I'm back at work coming up with a design for a modern wheel. I've had a few different designs planned out for Frankie and tomorrow the wood cutting starts. I'm so freaking excited I could pee (but I won't).

I'm too lazy to post photos at the moment, plus I'm running late for my SnB so I'd best be off. But stay tuned (and I say that as if anyone actually reads my blog), as I'll be back soon with photos of the project in the works.

Nice clean blog

Well, I'm not sure if anyone actually noticed, but I cleaned out my blog. It's all gone now, even the knitted penis chapstick cozy made from hand dyed, hand spun yarn. I might miss that entry a little more than the rest, but all is good.

It is good to start fresh.

So here it is... the new post #1