Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Electric Spindle

Mike & I spent the evening messing around with my old sewing machine. The bobbin case inside broke, so it can no longer function as a sewing machine. However, it now has a new life ... as an electric spindle! Thanks mostly to my husband's knowledge of things mechanical .....
The finished product (for tonight) - about 14 grams of Welsh Black Mountain sheep, in about 2 hours - far more than I could have done on my hand spindle.

And a couple pictures of the electric spindle in use:

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Kittens new playhouse

Actually intended as a 'protection house' for the plants I hope to keep alive over the winter, my two kittens, Gryffindor & George, have decided that Mommy & Daddy *must* have really meant this as a place for them to be able to play ....