Thursday, August 17, 2006
It broke my heart I tell you
The other "dissappointment" (in quotes because in reality it wasn't that bad) were the hand cards mom had for me. They are very antique and were obviously well loved in their time but I think they are going to prove unusable . The picks on the cloth are bent down in a lot of places and the leather that holds the picks is comming away from the wood. The second small let down was that the "wool-winder" that mom spotted at the Salvation Army was actually a reeler that someone had built themselves. The arms weren't at all adjustable and I think I can actually build something better. I was hoping that it was a ball winder but until I can bring myself to spend the money - and until I have a swift-ish this to pair it with I will just use my Notsepinne. I still had a great time chatting with Mom so the day was far far far from a complete bust. Back to bemoaning my silk disaster.
Maybe next time try winding onto an empty toliet paper roll and use it like a bobbin. Perhaps it won't slip off that way? Just a thought.....It's what I always do as I've never invested in a nostepine.
Bummer about the carders too :(
It'll be ok, Sner!! Go buy yourself another skein of that pretty silky pink yarn; it'll make you feel better ;)