Archive for March, 2010

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For Sale

March 26, 2010

Louet Julia Spinning Wheel

While I have a very soft spot in my heart for her, I’ve decided to sell only to make space.  I am not sure how it happened but in three weeks time I found myself with four spinning wheels!

Julia by Louet

The Julia Wheel by Louet is a fantastic wheel.

I have spun cobweb lace to bulky yarns on the wheel but the super wide orifice allows funky art yarns, too. I am the original owner, purchased from Spunky Eclectic.

The wheel is in perfect condition, I’ve just finished my final spinning project on her.

Features:

  • Scotch Tension
  • Sliding Hook Flyer, makes advancing effortless.
  • 12 mm orifice with removable insert (insert reduces orifice to 8 mm)
  • Ratios of 1:6, 1:8.5, 1:12.5, 1:19
  • 1 bobbin
  • Lightweight at 12 lbs.
  • While not a folding wheel, disassembles easily for travel and storage.

Extras:

  • 3 bobbins (total of 4)
  • Tensioned, Adjustable Lazy Kate. I love this Lazy Kate! You can adjust the position of the bobbins, I prefer vertical.
  • Extra Drive Band

Asking $670.

Shipping Info:

Parcel Post Shipping and Insurance to USA via USPS is included in listed price.

or

Paket Shipping to Germany via Deutsch Post is included in listed price.

or

International (outside USA and Germany) Shipping is available via Deutsch Post or USPS, which ever costs less or buyers prefer. PM me for quote.

or

Pick Up/Drop Off arrangements can be made less $20 ($650)

Will be packaged securely in it’s own blanket and original shipping box. Included are all original materials, manuals and tools.

PM me at destiknit AT gmail DOT com with questions or for payment/shipping arrangements.

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Episode #46 and Prize Update

March 12, 2010

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Book Reviewed:

Inspired Cabled Knits by Fionna Ellis, Potter Craft Publishing, Published 2009, ISBN: 978-0-307-58639-1 (0-307-58639-1)

Other Items Discussed:

Copy Cats (a Ravlery Link)

Creature Comfort Cardi

Prize Update Announcement:

I’ve decided to offer TWO prizes this month, separate colors.  This means I will draw two separate numbers, the first number drawn will win the ‘Blue’ and the second number will win the ‘Red’ kit.  Below are photos of each:

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New Pattern, New Prize and Great Friends!

March 10, 2010

I can’t seem to get out of my own way lately and though I am late, I am making good on my promises.

Epiphany No. 6

I finally finished the pattern for Epiphany No. 6 (direct link to PDF) or you can download Epiphany No. 6 in Ravelry.  Already lots of great feedback and am officially working a triangular shawl version.

Next of promises not forgot is this month’s Prize Drawing!  I am behind on this one, too, but only in posting!  The prize has been sitting on my desk since last month :”)  So what are we giving away… how about some  sock yarn?!?

Here in Germany I can sometimes find great deals on yarn kits.  These kits are unassuming as the yarn is labeled generically and all wrapped in plastic.  The first time I purchase one of these kits, I had no idea what to expect and so as not to be disappointed, expected nothing more than cheap, scratchy yarn.  Nope.  While not the smooshy of smooshy, it ain’t all bad!  A 75/25 wool/nylon blend, it is soft and durable and you get enough yarn to make not just one pair of socks but two!  Yes, 200 grams of sock yarn and a set of 5 DPNs sized 2.5mm (1.5 US)!

PICTURE TO FOLLOW SOON

As with the past monthly prize drawings, simply leave a comment anywhere on this blog from (retroactive) March 1 – March 31 11:59 pm GMT +1 (will add a link) I ask that you adhere to this very simple requirement by posting your comment on this blog.  I understand there have been issues posting in the past but I do believe I have resolved all issues.  Also, some concern as to ‘who’s first’.  WordPress is wonderful in that I can organize my comments in any way I wish.  I simply look at the blog overall and each comment made is presented in order, according to its time stamp.  This is why I say you can comment anywhere… I don’t have to go digging for you post!  While I love email and appreciate comments on my podcast  server site, keeping the prize drawing comments on the blog is best.

These past weeks have been quite full around here.  Aside from family-love-stuffs*, there have been a series of illnesses (hate those tummy bugs!), sports physicals, immunizations, car issues (both cars!) and a few knitting meetups with great friends and some long-distance issues concerning homeownership and family.  Full indeed.  So those two meetings, though one far too brief, were complete rays of sunshine.

I met up with KnittingCouple, Annette and Alexander, on the last Saturday of February.  I had to take all 4 kiddos with me that day as DH was tending to some of those car issues.  Annette and Alex surprised me with a lovely gift, a cake of SpinningMartha‘s Merino-Silk yarn and a beautiful scarf made from another cake ^_^  I am so grateful as SpinningMartha’s colors are amazing and her shop sells out rather quickly, especially the sock yarns, Merino-Silk and the spinning fibers.

Can you believe, this was not the only gift I received in these past weeks?  Just last week I was supposed to meet up with Wumbs, Ulli, but had to cancel because of that darn tummy bug.  I stopped by Ulli’s to drop off a few promised items and she surprised me with a handknit pair of socks, knit with STR!  STR!?!  One of many yarns I have yet to test drive myself and now… I am saved from the trouble of even knitting myself a pair of socks on top of it!?!  Double-whammy!  Of course, I could not wait to get my feet into those socks:

Thank you all, Annette, Alex and Ulli.  I am so grateful to call each of you friend.

*my new term for the wonderful chores of housekeeping, taxiing and general child rearing