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I wanted something to do with some scrap yarn so I whipped out a blanket bag. It small enough to fold up and take with you yet big enough to toss in a few things to keep your hands free when you go.
Just pull 2 or 4 corners of the strap and pull and its a bag!
It was knitted with size 10mm cable needles and double worsted weight yarn. I used two colors together, browns shades with green.
The blanket body is knitted using just knit/purl/yo.The trim going around is crocheted using just dc. The strap is just some bias tape I had laying around.
The blanket is 24″ square.
I decided to give my homemade spindles a make over!
I created my spindles myself. I wanted custom done ones that could spin very light weight fiber as thin as thread. The spindles are made from pine to keep them very light weight.
A seasonal normal for us, flooding. Its so pretty. I love seeing the river overflow her banks. We have an island down there too now. 😀 It looks like the river is flowing backwards onto the land. Its still flowing away from us but it back spills.
The picture isn’t to great because I took it through my daughters window with her tablet’s camera.
Happy happy day!!!
I have 2 sewing machines (not counting my serger). Both are over 10 years old, metal geared. Both are Necchi’s. They are almost exact matches internally, except one, the table top version, flat bed, is heavier duty. The other, portable swing arm, is lighter. The flat bed we bought new and the swing arm used, from a friend that bought it from ebay.
The swing arm I love course for light fabric, sleeves, small pieces, and such but the dam thing has been skipping stitches ever since I got it. It was only a little bit once in awhile but over 10 years or so its gotten worse. I am so glad I got pissed off and hit the internet. After a ton of research I found it was the needle bar!! The thing was 1/32 off in height. A quick adjustment, tightened it down, and perfection!!! Yippy!!!! I just got done replacing worn tension springs, a good cleaning and greasing, on both machines, and now I have that arm adjusted and they are back to like new again!!!
I am so glad I DIY and all is purring way. 😀
Happy happy day and happy sewing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀
Here are my homemade spindles for hand spinning. I made them because I couldn’t find any that were similar to this design. I like that I can evenly fill the space between the disk so I have approximately the same amount of yarn on each spindle. I ply in 3’s and its nice when the amount of single ply is close. Filling all six spindles results in 2, large, 3 ply balls of yarn.
Transferring the yarn to my wheel for plying is easy. I prefer to hand spin because my spinning can go everywhere I go. I can even spin while riding in the car!