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Knitting, Spinning and family dementia

Monday, April 02, 2007

I should make Bill his own Blog

Bill wanted to show everyone both the spindles he made. The one with the dark (black walnut) handle is "MINE"! He's been having so much fun making them. Not being a spinner himself he's been relying on what I say and what he reads. I also have about 8 spindles for him to compare against. These are the same weight or less of my favorite spindle which is kinda large. Its hard to get perspective. The Lathe is NOT a huge machine.. its called a Midi Lathe because its a fraction of the normal size. He used wood from tree limbs from our yard.. Maple and Cherry. The Black Walnut was from a small piece of wood his friend Lynn Weekly gave him YEARS ago. Lynn was/is a very special guy. We lost track of him after his back surgery. He went on the road in his motorhome. I hope he's enjoying life like he always did. I sure appreciate the beautiful piece of wood he gave us. If for some reason he sees this "CALL" damn it!


4 comments:

Ginger said...

You should make him get a booth at Madrona next year, is what you should do. With you and your threading hooks, beads and stitch markers.

knottykitty said...

The spindles are so pretty. Even though I don't know how to use one, it makes me want one! :)

PenguinKnits said...

Oooohhhh, pretty. Me likey. Have u convinced him to make u a wheel yet?

terri said...

Nice spindles! Not that I'm surprised...