Tag: Sigrid

Over the River and Through the Woods

Last week the Man, Sadie and I took a little trip down to the Columbia River Gorge for a few days.
Was nice to get a little time away- and while it was quite chilly and windy down there, the snow and ice somehow make it even more beautiful



For some really amazing photos of the place, check out The Man’s Columbia Gorge album

And then the day after we got back, the two new bobbins for Sigrid arrived from Steven of Q’s Quality Woodwork!

Here is one new, and the one original sitting atop the hat I finished on vacation 🙂


And Sigrid trying on her new accessories



So pretty, and a perfect fit!

The Next Sweater

The Holiday Festival was a great sucess, and I’m feeling like I’m ready to embark on a new sweater project.

No firm plan on the pattern yet, but the yarn is coming together nicely!

It’s 100% 2015 Chone, spun on Sigrid (new wheel) and chain plied on my lateral treadle wheel.


My little sample swatch knit up to 4.5 stitches and 6 rows to the inch on size 5 needles, so I guess that’s roughly worsted weight.


It’s wonderfully squishy and fuzzy (but still has the occasional reminder of what a messy eater Chone is).


I’ve got two skeins all finished and one ready to ply.


Guess I’ll just keep spinning until I figure out what I’m making it into.
My first thought was a simple roll-neck top-down raglan. So comfy and casual and cozy.
But perhaps that might be too toasty for all but the coldest weather.

So then I started thinking about a vest. I’ve got a couple of nice vest patterns “favorited” on Ravelry.
Wood Hollow Vest

And vests are so useful for layering fall through spring.

But then I’ve always wanted to make a Burr, too. Love those Brooklyn Tweed patterns!


What do you think that this yarn wants to be?

Three is the Magic Number

Meet Sigrid!

I spotted her on craigslist last week, and she came home with me on Tuesday.


What a beauty, eh?

I don’t have a really good idea of her origins, but her styling appears to be scandinavian.


She is complete (except for maybe a distaff- there is a hole in the table for one), with an intact flyer and one bobbin that is in pretty good shape. Really solid and not terribly dried out or anything. Even has both her finials!


And check out the neat little caps that secure the wheel in place!



She did have rust and residue on her flyer hooks,

so I took a small wire brush to them and got them cleaned up some.


Might have to do a little more smoothing on a couple of hooks that have quite a bit of wear, but she’s spinning very nicely already.

I also fashioned her an orifice hook out of a paperclip, since the hooks I use with my other wheels wouldn’t fit (she’s got a kind of petite flyer assembly).


I just love her style. The turnings, the tone and grain of the wood – pretty, but not too fancy.
And she’s a sweet spinner. Big 25 inch wheel.




So I’m back to three wheels now.
Three is the magic number. 🙂

Ps. Will post a video of her in action soon!