Sunday, April 11, 2010

Craft or Bust and Then Some...

So far, this has been a very very busy spring for me. Thus the lack of proper posting on the blog. At the moment, I am hand painting a Louet S17 spinning wheel kit that will be shipped to Russia hopefully by the end of the week! Keeping my fingers crossed. So far, I have one side of the main wheel and all supporting frame pieces painted. Next to go are the flyer and bobbin parts! Starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel:)

What the S17 looks like when it arrives.

After lightly sanding w/ 320 paper and ready for the first coat of paint.

Painted a Russian Tortoise on one side. The other side will be a pond with turtles around it.

All supporting beams are painted coffee brown with metallic turquoise dots.

Next on the agenda is one of the craft or bust projects! I really do feel bad that I have not had much of a chance to post more about the craft or bust project. As I'm getting ready for the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival next month. I sent 3 more skeins to Chris to send to her Sister and have a new skein on the bobbon. The single and fiber you are seeing are from Canty a lovely white alpaca Chris previously owned. Can't tell you how lovely this stuff really is!
Canty on the wheel

Canty punis

1 comment:

Delighted Hands said...

The wheel is wonderful! I can't imagine a real turtle goin' so fast!

Other Fun Facts..................

I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.

I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)

'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)