WIP Wednesday

Well, I had hoped to achieve more progress this week, but alas, not. After finishing the decreases for the gusset on my Escher socks, I thought I would try them on and check for fit, and they didn’t. They have been ripped out, restarted, and I am almost finished the gusset shaping (again!). Here is a pic of the progress so far:

 

Escher Sock

Escher Sock

 

Happy knitting,

Kelly

My New Old Wheel

This past weekend I took possession of this, a Canadian Tilt-Tension Production Wheel (CPW) :

Bordua Spinning Wheel

Bordua Spinning Wheel

Made by this man:

FrancoisBorduas

Maker's Stamp

Maker’s Stamp

It has a pretty treadle:

Cast Iron Treadle

Cast Iron Treadle

This wheel dates between 1843 and 1903.  It needs cleaning and oiling, could use extra bobbins, and replacement of a couple of non-original parts,  but otherwise spins fine (and I do mean fine, these wheels were meant to spin fast and fine).   There is a group on Ravelry devoted to these wheels.  I look forward to learning more about this wheel and bringing it back closer to its original glory.

Happy knitting,

Kelly

 

WIP Wednesday

I am not the greatest blogger, I think I lead what is a pretty boring and mundane life, but I have this blog and I should use it. So I thought I would at least try a weekly update of what I am knitting.

Currently I am knitting Escher Socks from Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn by Carol J. Sulcoski in Handmaiden’s Casbah (love this yarn!).

Escher Socks

Escher Socks

This is my second pair of socks from this book.  I recently finished Braided Gem Socks in Sweet Georgia’s Tough Love Sock in Autumn Flame colourway. I love how these knitted up.

Braided Gem Socks

Braided Gem Socks

Languishing on the needles for far too long is my Woodland Stole from Fiddlesticks Knitting.  I am knitting it in Louet’s 2-ply laceweight linen in Red.  This is a wonderful pattern, well charted as all Fiddlesticks patterns are, I just got a little sidetracked with  knitting some socks.

Woodland Stole

Woodland Stole

Happy knitting,

Kelly