Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Some Fixed Some Broken

I bought something called "Serious Glue" and borrowed some enormous clamps from the man at the hardware store and glued the hub of the wheel together and it seems to have stayed. So then I glued the Maiden bar together and screwed it back on. One of the screws had sheared off so it's only held on by the skin of its teeth . I'm now awaiting a conrod screw and a tension spring from Haldanes and I have a complete wheel. I have yet to get some fleece to spin and as I'm off on holiday for a week I shall leave the wheel so that the glue has plenty of time to set.

However, I dont think that the "Serious Glue" will do much for the next item. Another ebay purchase, broken in the post. I was so looking forward to this piece of lustre ware and had just the spot for it. Perhaps I should stick to the local secondhand shops. There are so many around here.

I had some left over wool so...

I knitted a pair of fingerless mittens for a friend of Mum's who has been ill and lost a lot of weight so that even in the warmer weather his hands get cold. I hope these will do the trick.

And to keep myself occupied I have got busy onn More socks. These ones are for my SIL who I shall visit next week and while I'm away visiting all the siblings I have selected another couple of balls of self-striping sock wool to accompany me on the tour.

Ipersonally want the green ones for myself, but I haven't kept a pair yet so we'll see who's around as they get finished off.
Cheers to all, Gillian


  • I am so glad Gillian that your spinning wheel is fixed. I cant wait to see what you spin on it too. The socks look wonderful, and I too love the green yarn. I cannot believe out of all those socks you have made you never kept a pair for yourself. Make sure you have a wonderful week with all your relatives, and I shall pop back then to see the sock progress. Pity about the broken parcel too, is there insurance to cover it.

    By Blogger sue, At 10:10 PM  

  • Pleased the wheel is on the mend! Some lovely yarn, you'll have to keep SOME for yourself this time!
    Pity about the vase, hope insurance covers it.

    By Blogger artyfartykat, At 2:37 AM  

  • Hooray for the wheel! I sell items on ebay to help make extra grocery money, etc. and my glass items are packed very securely. I wonder if the person who packaged this was careless or if a rogue pack of drunk monkeys broke into the postal service office and played football with it. Let's hope it was the latter and that your lovely bowl was not destroyed merely due to carelessness. You've been quite busy with you sock knitting. They look fabulous! The yarn is great and you really should make yourself some socks to wear while spinning. Cheers!

    By Blogger Heide, At 10:25 AM  

  • Fingers crossed for your wheel's recovery. Shame about the vase though.

    Those socks look super cool, I really want to knit some long socks.

    By Blogger Helen, At 2:09 PM  

  • It sounds like it's all OK with your wheel, fingers crossed it all holds. What a real shame about the vase :(
    Your latest knits are lovely, love the socks! Have a great holiday.

    By Blogger acrylik, At 10:26 AM  

  • Wow it's up and running. Bet you can't wait to get spinning!! You must make yourself a pair of socks, I saw how you fell in love with the colour! Enjoy your holiday.

    By Blogger gonga, At 5:55 AM  

  • Glad to hear you spinning wheel is finally going to be functional, what a clever lady you are.
    I had a lot of problems with broken items from e-bay too. For that beautiful piece of lustre ware, try some epoxy resin. You'll still be able to see where it was broken, but at least it will be in one piece. I collect china trios and duos and some of those have not arrived safely. I tend not to buy breakables from e-bay now unless I can pick them up.

    By Blogger Sue H, At 5:10 PM  

  • The socks have striped very nicely. Your wheel is looking good, mine looks the same type of wheel, I have only had one go at it, when I get my room cleaned up a bit more of yarn all over the place I will then have to make time to give spinning another go.

    By Blogger Ruby Girl, At 12:09 AM  

  • I'm glad your wheel is ok. Bet you can't wait to use it! Your finished shawl is beautiful, so pleased you didn't run out of yarn.

    By Blogger Craftydramaqueen, At 6:16 AM  

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