Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Work in Progress Wednesday - {26/10/11}

Hello Wednesday :)
And what a very wet and windy Wednesday it is here in west Sussex.
Might remember last week, I blogged about getting my first spinning wheel, well on Monday it was delivered {in quite a few pieces, might I add!}



Isn't she beautiful!, i have not tried to spin with her yet, not managed to find an hour without the children running around creating havoc lol {and yes i will admit, i am slightly scared to touch her!)

The wood its self is unfinished as i would really like to paint the wheel and wax the rest. Any ideas on colours?, knowing me i will end up with a spinning rainbow lol

I also brought a wild drum carder, which i cannot wait to try out, it really does look some sort of torturing device {*mutters evil laugh*} i am going to have so much fun with this!! Don’t worry no actual animals will be harmed ;)

On the knitting and Crochet side of things, nothing to report really, i did though manage to ball witch's brew! I have started knitting with it, and even though it’s knitting up fab, i can't help but feel i have lost my knitting mojo. My eyes keep longingly eyeing up my crochet hook! it’s the purling i really resent how slow it is, and in fact how slow i am at knitting, i need to find a fun quick knit project to get the love growing again. I really love knitted garments and i am really envious of those who can knit such beautiful garments, i just really struggle with the patterns, i don't understand them lol
Well that's it from me this week; before i go i would like to take the opportunity to tell you that i will be hosting a guest blog from the lovely Kathryn from crochet concupiscence
Kathryn has some exciting projects to share with you all, i myself feel fortunate to be involved with them.  The guest post will be published on Friday, until then have a fantastic week, and thank you so much for stopping by xxx
For more WIP head over to Tamis

19 comments:

  1. Purling is a pain, it holds some of my projects back too... Apparently there is something called Norwegian purling, which is faster and better, but I've not tried it yet ;)

    Your wheel is beautiful and gorgeous and I hope you get up the courage to use her soon!

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  2. Your new wheel is beautiful! I can't wait to see hoe you decide to finish her. A rainbow would be really lovely.

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  3. Congratulations on the beautiful spinning wheel! I don't see anything wrong with a spinning rainbow - but maybe just don't stare at it too closely when it's spinning. ;)

    Maybe you could either try a small project with some purling, or a larger project that doesn't have any? That's why I love knitting in the round for a stockinette sweater - minimal purling, sometimes none. :) Or even a tube scarf in stockinette - no purling, and double the warmth!

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  4. Beautiful and I think a rainbow would be fabulous!!!! (And yes, horrible wet weather isn't it!) xx

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  5. If it makes you feel any better, spinning and carding and dying are still sort of mysterious to me, too. :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing your new "toys" with us! I feel the same - knitting is too darned slow (or I should say, I'm too slow of a knitter) so I always fall back to crochet for a quick project. The witches brew looks great wound up!

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  7. Your wheel is beautiful! And so is the carder. I can't wait to see what you do when you get started! I so want to be able to do that! Maybe when I grow up. LOL

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  8. Wow, the wheel and carder look fab, although the carder also looks a bit scary. Definitely one to keep fingers well clear of!

    I've just learned to knit and have to keep reminding myself that it won't go as quickly as my crochet. Once I stop dropping the needles, it'll be even quicker! But I definitely agree about making something you want to make. Hope you find something to find the love again :)

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  9. How exciting to have the new spinning wheel. It is beautiful just to look at.

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  10. Am I weird that I purl faster than I knit ... it's just something about the way I hold my yarn and needles that make it goes faster than me knitting.

    I totally understand your angst, I'm a slow knitter too but hang in there ... make the things that make you happy ... even if it takes longer than for most.

    And that wheel ... divine!!!!

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  11. Love the new wheel! (I would make it rainbow too...)
    And dont worry, we all lose our mojo every once in a while. Drink a cup of tea and have some cookies and just relax, that usually helps :)

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  12. Your new spinning tools look absolutely wonderful--I wish I had the time, place, and money for such things! Hopefully you get to use them soon. :)

    I think that crocheting is superior to knitting in that it is much faster, especially if the knitting involves a lot of purling. Lucky for me, everything I'm doing is exclusively knit stitch, though it gets super boring. I miss crocheting so much . . .

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  13. A beautiful spinning wheel. I actually like it the way it is, in that lovely shade of woody pink. Looking forward to seeing some handspun yarn at some point soon.

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  14. Always love to see WIP! And am excited to be your guest blogger later this week!!

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  15. Congrats on the new spinning wheel - it's lovely!

    I've been knitting for about 8 years now, and I definitely go through times when I lose my knitting mojo, too. Usually casting on for a new pattern that I really love, in some really nice yarn, gets me back in the knitting zone again. Good luck! : )

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  16. That Witches' Brew yarn certainly looks interesting :-)

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  17. J'adore the Witches Brew color!! And your spinning wheel is so purty. Good luck with it.
    As far as your knitting mojo... someone above posted that you will get it back as soon as you pair a lovely yarn with a fun pattern. My experience with purling is this, I find if I sit and knit for about 20 minutes or so, I get into a hand muscle rhythm and my speeds gets better. Not great but it gets easier. Speedy needles to you!

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  18. The spinning wheel is gorgeous! I can't wait to see the reults when you've found time to give it a go. The yarn is gorgeous too. I don't mind purl stitch, but I'm knooking rather than knitting so I think the process is a little different :)

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