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:
This past weekend I took possession of this, a Canadian Tilt-Tension Production Wheel (CPW) :
Bordua Spinning Wheel
Made by this man:
It has a pretty 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.
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!).
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
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.