Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Making Of A Hat

So I started making this hat 2nights ago this photo was from yesterday morning

I was able to work on it which is surprising & got a little more
through out the day

so now that i am at 36 hrs after i started this is where i am i hope it will end up fitting me..

now i have hit the 48hr mark from when I started this hat.I will keep knitting couse it is going to be a slouchy.. total length is 6 1/2 ins.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Make your own Drop Spindle

so I was reading some blogs, of course that is where most ideas spark from. & I was taken by spinning yarn. Then that moved me to youtube videos on spinning, prepping the roving & technique. so I looked into spindle prices. Well I ran into a problem given I was just wanted to test to see if I like spinning the spindles were a little pricey, I figured if i really like it I will invest more $ later. So being crafty my next thought was I will make my own drop spindle. So I spent a total of $8. that's 1/2 the price of the cheapest spindle you can buy. With this $8.00 you can make 4 spindles. So you can share the spinning fun with friends. All items from local craft store
Items Dowel Rods - 10PK 12''x1/4' $1.99
Wood Shapes-Toy Wheel, 1/4 Hole 1 x3/8 there are 2 sizes $2.99
Tie Back Hooks -6/Pkg $1.99

items on hand sand paper & drill
if you have a piece of sand paper that would be great to smooth out the dowel.
remember to use the drill to hallow out dowel before screwing in hook to avoid
splitting the dowel..