Saturday, March 28, 2009

Thrifty Spinning Tool

Here is a little thrifty spinning tool... my FREE Lazy Kate. I'm still hoping that the hubby will build me a pretty one, but until then this one will work fine. I used a free priority box from the post office, 2 large knitting needles that I don't use, and a scrap of cotton yarn. I left one flap on the box straight so it would tilt towards me for easier use. And there is room in there for a 3rd bobbin if I choose to do a 3-ply.....

Look Chan, I'm plying the fiber you sent finally!! :)

I have started spinning again like a mad woman. I've developed an odd injury.... a knitting injury! My right thumb has gone numb. This happened when I was trying to finish up my secret required knitting. I was using size 3 needles & knitting like crazy to get the thing done. I'm hoping that I've just bruised it or something. It's numb, but also sore & when I use it, it hurts. And sometimes I get a sharp pain, sometimes I get a tingly pain... So I'm forcing myself to not knit or crochet for about 2 weeks to see if it will get better. Which really sucks cause I have cast on a really cute pair of quick knit socks & was really wanting to get them finished. :(

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


gypsyknits said...

Well aren't you crafty one? Very resourceful and I'm impressed:).
Be careful if the DH makes a knitting/spinning object, that's what my DH was doing when he had the saw duel. And you know you won that fight(:-.

Hope that thumb improves soon so you can get back to your knitting.

Channon said...

I want your clever mind. You can make anything!!

Bubblesknits said...

I know what you mean. My carpal tunnel is acting up something awful after I busted out the upper part of that sweater in two days. Then to have to rip it out...UGH! Hope your thumb gets better soon!

Gnat said...

Isn't it great to use crafty things for your spinning! :)