Tuesday, January 5, 2010

felted slippers and new drop spindle

Here are the felted slippers. After the first felting they still a bit too big, so yesterday, I washed them in cold water with a load of laundry then put them in the dryer. After they came out of the dryer, the size was perfect. That will be the last time they go in the dryer. My next project is a felted bag. It takes a lot more knitting, but the felting will be easier since it does not have to fit a head or foot.

I made another drop spindle last night. I took a cork from an empty bottle of Charles Shaw wine, a chopstick and hook. I used a but of glue to keep the chopstick in the cork.
This spindle seems to work good with my angora fur and for spinng small fine yarn.

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