Sunday, 19 May 2013

Spindle from hell

I bought this Turkish spindle from Knit Picks, it is called convertible as it could be use as a high or low whorl spindle and the advantage of this spindle is to make a center pull ball.  Let me tell you I call this one the spindle from hell, it's not balanced at all.
If you look closely you can see it's not flat underneath the thicker arm, this is a very bad design as those curves are not smooth and hang to the the wool when you try to pull this part off your ball. It is poorly made and it's not worth your money and time. Even a hand made spindle with a CD works better than this.
A bamboo stick, an old CD and a hook plus some tape and voila, you can make your own spindle. 

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Cashmere sweater

 The photos been taken before blocking, I used some cashmere wool to knit it and I used the pattern Blue Lagoon Sweater from Drops but only use one colour, once it will be washed and blocked it should look way  better as it will give a little fuzz. This was my big April project. It was fun to knit, one piece sweater the only sewing is few stitches under each arms, so really no seams.