June 30th, 2006

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Yarn porn


Yarn porn
Originally uploaded by Liralen Li.
This is some yarn I just spun, using the drop spindle and my Beaver wheel. Both are fingering weight, and the one on the left was hand-dyed by someone while in the wool, still. The one on the right I mixed from four different shades of wool and two kinds of silk. The subtle shades aren't showing on the right very well, I think because of the light and the contrast with the other yarn.

Not quite sure what I'm going to do with them, but some fine gauge shawl, shrug, or sweater is tempting.
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Glitter wand as Nostepinne


Glitter wand as Nostepinne
Originally uploaded by Liralen Li.
Members of the Horde gave me this magic wand for my birthday, once. It's a typical, lovely glitter wand with liquid in it and sloshy bits that sparkle and flow and float. It's cool.

When I found out about nostepinnes, I wondered if they would work for me. Since I already have a ballwinder, it seemed silly, to me at least, to spend money on the hand-version of the same thing. I wandered around the house trying to find something with the right heft, length, and thickness and happened upon this.

It works. The ball is nearly intimidatingly neat. I'm still amazed I can do that by hand without much fuss, and it came off the wand easily.d I'm now knitting off both ends for a pair of Two-At-A-Time socks.

Now I know what to pack for the trip along with my drop spindle and a few ounces of Superwash hand-dyed wool... Hee.