Sunday, February 3, 2013
We went to the instructor's house this morning, Penny at Big Rock Farm, not too far from here and her husband made the 2 drop spindles you see and gave Sue and I each one as a gift! He makes them and more! 2 of the nicest and most talented people you'd ever want to meet! Her husband also repairs and refurbishes old spinning wheels and that's why we were there... to take one of Sue's wheels. I spotted 2 old refurbished wheels that were really cool! One was a Norwegian and the other Tyrolean, I think. Both were old and so cool looking and worked perfectly! I'm partial to old things....hmmm....wonder why that is! Ha! Ha! Maybe it hits close to home!
Very Pink (the tutorial I'm using) has broken the sock into 6 steps: 1) the cuff, 2) the heel, 3) turning the heel, 4) the gusset, 5) toe shaping, and 6) closing the toe (Kitchener Stitch). So, I am on step 4, getting ready to do the gusset. Below is the heel turn on the RS(right side)
TTYL!!! It may take me awhile to catch up with you all this week but I'll be stopping by to see what you've all been up to and don't forget to sign up for my drawing....I'll be picking the winner after midnight tomorrow and announcing on Tuesday!