Sunday, January 2, 2011

Low Tech Gadgets

have been talking a lot lately about high tech gadgets and knitting, today I thought we would talk about some very helpful low tech gadgets.

First, a Yarn Drum, by Art Bin, very helping when working with two colors (I haven't tried it with more yet) But it does have the potential to manage up to four balls of yarn. It is a very handy item with a pocket in front for notions and a zippered pocket that attaches on the side. I got this one for Christmas and I gave several as gifts.

Next is a needle case from my dear blogless friend Anna, it has compartments for circulars as well as other notions, (notice the adorable sheep stitch markers), there is also room for straights. Very handy indeed as my inventory of circs was getting out of control and I needed something to manage them all a little better.

And lastly, I finally finished my boot socks. I started them before Christmas and had to set them aside in order to get all the gifts knitted. They are my final FO of 2010. and I am very happy with them. They are knitted on size US 4, in Lorna's Lace Storm. They are knitted toe up with a Turkish cast on (My favorite for toe up socks) and knitted in a spiral rib pattern found in Charlene Schurch's More Sensational Socks book. The pattern is easy to memorize and allows for quick knitting. I bound off with JSSBO, that was my first time using JSSBO and I love it. So will be using that again soon. 

However, I do not have any knitting plans today. I am going to bring out my neglected spinning wheel and show her some love. I have some roving I dyed months and months ago that needs to be spun up into something soft and yummy.

Fiber love from the Sheep Shack. 

1 comment:

Shanti said...

I love the bag! I've been looking for one for me and haven't found THE right one yet!