Saturday, April 14, 2012

A little of this, a little of that

I am making progress slowly on the Color Affection shawl. I decided to make the short row section a bit bigger so I am still working on it. But it is almost done.
I am also slowly spinning some Briar Rose Polwarth on my spindle. I love Chris's color sense. Don't you love this section? The colors keep changing and I love watching them change. I can't wait to see it all plied up.
I wrap the cop on the spindle in a figure 8 as it keeps it from sliding off. If I just do straight wraps, as the cop gets bigger, it starts sliding down the shaft and I have to stop and wind it off. This way I can pack a lot more yarn onto the spindle.I am in love with row counter bracelets right now. I bought a couple from Hide and Sheep on Etsy and am using them on my Color Affection to keep track of the rows where I need the double increases. But I also bought these the other day from another Etsy shop the other day. These are more expensive but you can move the beads back and forth more easily. I haven't used them yet.

Here they are with all the beads at one end.

Here I have moved a couple of beads to the other end to count. They stay there.

Finally, I thought I would put in a plug for this power cord organizer from Quirky. Quirky is like Kickstarter, a way to get funding from a lot of people to get started. This is for my Macbook Pro and I saw it on a colleague's desk on Thurs. I ordered it and received it on Friday!

You can see the wider section for the thicker cord on the top.

Looking down on it from the top.

Finally, a look at the size of it. It is made of soft pliable silicone-type material that has a bit of body so it holds everything neatly. I found the heavier cord very difficult to manage so this is going to be helpful there.That is all for now.


Colleen said...

I just sent that quirky link to DH....,y kids will find those really useful, and we can color code them!

Yarny Days said...

Lovely colors for the shawl. Look forward to seeing the finished object.