17 September 2011

Busy as a ------>

I've been busy, small-scale.

bee spindle

bee spindle 2

This is an absolute sweetie - a custom-made spindle by Ed at Tilt-a-Whorl, with some pollen-yellow BFL. The spindle weighs 10 grams, comes in at a whopping 6 1/2 inches, and spins so fast I have to draft double-speed. 

Not that all of my projects are teeny right now, only this one. Oh, and the one on a teeny Turkish spindle. And a sock on size zero needles.

For this sock, I decided to teach myself Magic Loop knitting for socks, since Nearly Everyone loves the technique. It took me 10 minutes to learn, and 15 minutes to realize that I'm not Nearly Everyone. I loathe it. All that yanking! Back to two-circs for me, with DPNs for the heel flap and gusset. However, one of my goals for this knitting year had been "Learn Magic Loop." Cross that one off! Now to learn how to Navajo ply on a spindle...

1 comment:

Lost City Denise said...

I'm not Nearly Everyone either. I intensely dislike magic loop.

Love the little yellow spindle!