Spinning Wheel Update

Last week, the seller/shipper of the used spinning wheel I had purchased that was damaged in shipping let me know that she had received full payment from UPS. They paid the full insured amount plus what I had paid them for the shipping/insurance so that was a great outcome. A new wheel has been ordered and I think the shipping date is December 18. That means there’s a good chance I’ll have it for Christmas.

Spinning Wheels

Spinning Wheels

It’s impossible to get a good picture in front of that window. The light that comes in is great when I’m spinning or rug hooking.  This is how the end of the dining room looks . . not good. I need to clean and re-arrange one of the extra bedrooms and get the spinning wheels moved in there . . or convince my husband that I need another room.  πŸ™‚

On the Needles – October 30, 2015

This week has been more about another hobby . . later blog post . . but I did finish my Zombie Apocalypse hat. You never know what’s going to happen in this crazy world so everyone should have a Zombie Apocalypse hat, right?

Zombie Apocalypse Hat

Zombie Apocalypse Hat

This hat was a joy to make. First, it isn’t knit in the round. Hallelujah! It was knit flat and then the three needle bind off made it round.

Zombie Apocalypse Hat

Zombie Apocalypse Hat

It was interesting to make because pointy end was shaped with short rows. Instead of wrap and turns (W&T), I did German short rows, which I think are neater. The yarn is Madelinetosh Chunky, which is Aran weight, so it’s pretty quick to make. I have several sweater quantities of Madelinetosh Chunky and I almost always buy a bit more yarn than I’ll need so hopefully I’ll have yarn leftover from some projects to make more of these hats.

Knitting in 2015

It’s been about a year ago since I made my knitting plans for 2015 so, one might think it’s time to make knitting plans for 2016. My knitting plans seems to be very similar to my New Year’s Resolutions in that I can keep reusing the same plans/resolutions because I never accomplish anything on my list. I’m not saying I never accomplish anything — just never anything on my list!

And just in case I forget how miserably I failed at staying on track, I have my friend, Amy, to remind me!  πŸ™‚

Since I still want to make everything on this list, and I think I have the yarn for all of it, I’m going to work from this list next year. No need to waste time making a new and different list, right?

Here’s my list for 2015:


  • Adult – Blue Sand (for me)  – This one is started and maybe in January, 2016 I can manage to finish it.
  • Child – Monkey Mittens – I did knit the chicken mittens so can we count that?

Not another single thing on my list got done but you know  . . it wasn’t because I wasn’t knitting!











Other projects I really want to do and may try to work on as β€œextra” projects, and, I do have the yarn for all of the above projects and the ones listed below: