Friday, January 4, 2008

Custom Orders

Etsian brondesjen asked for a sunflower

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and another based on the 12 star Flag of Europe
(with temperature changes, my paints weren't cooperating...I had to make this one twice)
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Etsian knittycat81 really likes my stained flower spindle but prefers her spindles a little heavier. I was happy to make her a double flower whorl that topped out at 1.99 ounces
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I don't usually like spindles much over an ounce
but this one has a great spin.
I even tested it as a bottom whorl
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To use a top whorl as a bottom-- spiral the yarn up the shaft toward the shaft end, wrap the yarn once around your thumb (as always, click for big)
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and slip over the tip of the spindle, like a backward loop cast on.
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I'm very pleased with the spin and am now offering this as a special order.
I'm going to have to make one for myself.
Now that the holidays are over, the kids are back in school and I'm caught up on my custom orders, I really will be working on some new designs for the shop!

If you love Kai's alien spindle, look for a clone of it soon.


Jen said...

Hey, them's my spindles :-) Looking forward to testing them out (with my beginners skills...)

Jenny (aka Brondesjen on etsy, Startitis on Ravelry)

Anonymous said...

Your spindles are amazing! I can't believe you've only been making them for about a year. (I just ordered your lazy kate on Etsy--I'm brand new to spinning).

Congrats on all your hard work.