Spinning Tuesdays: On Board Bobbin Winder and a Denise2Go Giveaway
When I took a class from Sarah Anderson in August, a very nice woman, Debra, sat next to me. She had the coolest set up on her wheel, thanks to her clever husband.
Come look. Can you guess what this is?
A removable bobbin winder for her Lendrum!
Here it is in action. It is so simple and brilliant!
It was turned on a lathe from a dowel. I really want one, for all of my wheels. Have any of you brilliant spinners seen something like this for sale anywhere? Or maybe I can figure it out with PVC, hmmmm. Have I mentioned I love gadgets?
This clever little kit is a pretty perfect – throw it in your purse in case of a knitting emergency – knitting needle set. Mine has been put to use many times when I’ve had a yarn buying emergency. Here’s what it has in it:
The case is hand-sewn from designer cottons and contains:
6 pairs of knitting needles, US#5-#10 (3.75 â€“ 6mm)
1 G6 (4mm) crochet hook
3 cords, 14, 16 and 19″ (36, 41 and 48cm)
2 end buttons and 1 extender
Needles, hook and cords are all colored to coordinate with the rosy case.
Retail price, $49.95
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Jillian is the author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts.
She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing.
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