Everything is moving pretty fast around here lately.
In the middle of ball games and a re-sicked up kid, I am getting some things done. I’m so behind though…we’ll see how fast I can catch up.
So…this is the first offering on my new Ladybug from Schacht. And I have to say, with the exception of some small differences, it’s a lot like spinning on my Joy. They are both enjoyable wheels so I made out! I can spin while sitting on a sofa, watching movies. That’s really all I need. But each has a little something over the other. Here’s my list:
- the Joy is lighter (SO much lighter than the Ladybug) so carrying it around the house (or anywhere) is easier
- the hook to pull the yarn through the orifice on the Joy feels sturdier and fits into the wheel whereas the Ladybug hangs on the screw and could get easily lost (or easily swiped by my 6 year old)
- more ratios on the Ladybug means more versatility over time
- scotch tension set up is a little more “sturdy” on the Ladybug and the drive band also seems like it is a little better set up than the poly band on the Joy (built-in tensioner on the Ladybug to take up any slack)
- the wood on the Ladybug is very light and more likely to get stained easily than on the Joy it seems (like when it arrived it had some of that black stuff on the shaft because it must’ve been pre-oiled…don’t want that to mess up the pretty wood, but it’s bound to get on there some time as oil travels)
- the Ladybug stays set up, ready to go where you are which is nice for a stationary wheel/the Joy folds and has a bag which is nice for a wheel you can travel with-and the bag helps to keep its bits and accessories together
Meh. That’s what I got so far.
At any rate, for my first offering, my Getting to Know My New Wheel Skein, I used that white merino that I haven’t dyed. I made this a 2-ply. It’s a little overplied, I think. But I’ll see if the wash fixes all that.
I got to try my hand at making a Lazy Kate too!
Note the amazing craftsmanship, right? LOL! Actually, I have a vertical Lazy Kate by Ashford. But these Schacht bobbins don’t fit. Until I get a Schacht Lazy Kate, this will do.
Yarn’s taking a bath and we girls need one too. Got a game to get to for the Boy Child. But, here are those pics of Donna with her hat on I promised.
We had to sneak these pics in at work….Shhh…don’t tell!
Weaving in ends tonight and then I have to see how I’m going to package this up. But it looks like she likes!! I told her it’s like having a sweater on your head. The hat is gigantic knit up! I also told her it was too bad that the weather is getting warmer so she won’t be able to wear it until next year, to which she responded, “Girl! I will rock this with a T-shirt.” LOL! Always fashion forward.