Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Friday, June 23, 2006
Something Else Entirely
I had planned on talking about the fiber club today. I'm not a purple/violet person but the colorway I really like the colorway that I came up with. Some of you might already have your selections. In case you are completely into the surprise factor and don't have your selection yet... I'm going to hide the picture
Don't click if you don't want to ruin your surprise. The one in front is the yarn club while the back yarn is a quicky that I did from the fiber. It's a thick and thin single but I coudln't stop there. I'm working on a 2 ply right now. I just had to have a little more. I'll show you the "little more" next week hopefully.
I also wanted to talk about these:
And the pattern I wrote up for you. You can find it HERE. The trick with the socks is the heel and the ribbing. The stretchy garter heel helps to keep them stretched tight on the foot and less easy to wiggle out of them. The ribbing makes them close fitting and harder for little fingers to grab. Baby Boogie eventually did get out of them but she's a persistent little stinker and it took her a lot longer to get out of them then the regular old cotton socks from the store. I can keep these on her for the duration of a grocery shopping trip.
I skeined up some of the odd length skeins and put them up HERE. The little 100 yard skeins work good for the baby socks. 1 skein to make a pair like I did or 2 skeins for larger ones. Since the tiny skeins are "potluck" I'm selling them as a sort of grab bag where you don't know exactly what you're getting.
I had planned on talking about all of that but then these arrived:
Jenkins Turkish Spindles
And so I changed my mind. I wanted to talk about spindles. But then I haven't had much time to play with them yet so I couldn't write a whole post on spindle joys. I know many spinners joy is in tossing the spindle aside and getting a wheel. I was there but now I'm back again.
I love my spindles. I want one of each. But it's not just the collecting, I love to spindle. It's slower and a bit more zen (for me anyway) then the speed of the wheel. I've wanted a Turkish spindle for a long long time. Finally I found the perfect ones. I'll probably be spending my weekend messing around with one of these. But which one. Time to get out "eanie, meanie, mynie, and mo".