Friday, February 10, 2006

Just off the Wheel, and off the Needles

Took a trip to the Upper Left Corner of Oregon to Astoria last week and brought my Spinning Wheel and Drum Carder home. They are both Clems and Clems, I built the Wheel from a kit I bought in 1975. The Drum Carder I bought about 15 years ago, both had been idle for far too long. Along with them, was a nice sized bag of dyed and blended fleece in shades of Magenta, Burgundy and Black.

It didn't take me long to spin up the two pounds of prepared fleece, I steam set the twist and got out my Chrystal Palace Bamboo Circular Needles and Cast-On.

This is the finished beanie, it took less than 24 hours to spin, set and knit. Not quite the Throckmorton Coat, but I was happy with the results.