Wednesday, March 18, 2009

and another...

couldn't resist spinning up the roving i dyed any longer...
i'm pretty pleased with it, my tension is getting better & is getting closer to an aran rather than bulky lol... i'll probably knit it into a bag for me..???
and i've already started wishing that i had a jumbo flyer & bobbins for my wheel, cos i could only *just* fit this all on!

and speaking of my wheel, here are before & after pics of it-
possibly not the most obviously striking transformation in photo form, but i think it had been left out in the damp a bit, and had had cheap oil used on it too, so it had black stains & general grubbiness all over it. i managed to get rid of a lot of it via much sanding & polishing with beeswax, so it looks vastly better in person!
still a lot of 'vintage character' however ;-)

4 comments:

Sharonnz said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty. I've missed what sort of wheel you're using...is it an Ashford Traditional or summit?

Casper said...

oooh, that yarn is pretty :D

I have the problem of only being able to get Sport weight at the mo, I'll get there, want to make a decent DK!

Casper said...

oh, forgot to mention the wheel, it's looking great, I can see a great improvement :)

nova_j said...

yep sharon traditional single drive, simple as :)

lol nic with our powers combined maybe we could make a DK yarn!