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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Rumple who skin?



A few doors down from the workshop of belonging to the lady who taught me to dye yarn meets a knitting group. I joined a few weeks ago and this week two of my new buds, Knotty Artisan and Knit1girl1 on Ravelry, taught me how to use a drop spindle in a Rapunzel like fashion to turn my dyed merino straw into gold. Well, into lumpy, bumpy yarn at this stage.

I made myself a spindle by gluing a wooden knitting needle with a cup hook screwed into its top onto an old cd. I was copying KA's design only she had used a jam jar lid. They both seem to work like a charm. Any minute now I'll be able to let down my hair and escape. Or am I mixing my fairy tales? Either way, better put some clothes on first.

3 comments:

Guzzisue said...

great spindle, handn't thought of using cup hooks like that, will be handy for cheap demos

Liz said...

Sal, I'm glad you posted a photo - I couldn't quite imagine it but the cup hook makes sense. Must try making one.

tinyshinythings said...

They work like a charm Liz. It is a bit of a waste of a knitting needle though. Any old piece of dowling would do. I hot glued it on, the theory being that with a bit of hair dryer help I can always hot gue it off again.