Sunday, August 29, 2010

New toy!

First let me show you what 9.2 oz of fiber looks like on one of my huge super de-duper bobbins...


Here is the finished yarn. Now I just have to decide if I want to dye it or not. I'm leaning towards dyeing, I don't usually wear a lot of black, so if I overdye it with purple then it won't be so black & white...


And here is how I got it skeined up.... lookie at my new toy!! Kevin finished it up today. We still have to do final sanding & staining, but he thought I should try it out first to make sure we didn't need to make modifications. It worked wonderfully! Sooooo much easier than the niddy noddy.




My hubby is so sweet. Poor thing knows more about yarn, spinning, & spinning tools than he ever wanted to know. LOL

Oh! I even made a few batts yesterday after I got home from work. I had forgotten how much fun it was to do that. :)


It's Sunday, back to work tomorrow.... poo. Maybe we will hit the lottery & I won't have to, well a girl can dream can't she?

6 comments:

Channon said...

WOW! Another great spinner's friend made by you and Kevin. Y'all could have quite the little cottage industry.

Love the black and white, but I can also see the white becoming a lilac or soft purple...

Those batts are beautiful! I hope to FINALLY mail off the fiber and such tomorrow.

Gnat said...

The batts are beautiful!!! The yarn winder is awesome!! I have been asking Kenny for one of those for a while!

gypsyknits said...

Well that's just AWESOME! I'd send Ed to the saw but we all now how it went the last time he was making a knitting contraption for me ;).
Love the lime in the coconut....LOL

Like Chan, I'm hoping to get your box in the mail tomorrow. Running a bit late around here.

gMarie said...

So - it's just a giant Swift? I love it! (See how I turned it into a knitting tool from a spinning tool?)

hope your weekend was good. Love the bats - that green is lovely! g

Nichole said...

I'm with Chan... LOVE the black & white... but I too love purple and can see it overdyed. Can't wait to see what you decide!

Great pics!

Bubblesknits said...

Gorgeous! And what a nice skein winder! I agree with Chan...y'all could start your own little side business.