Study for Meditation Mat

Study for Meditation Mat
Handspun Tapestry Weaving

Friday, 9 November 2012

Let It Snow! How to Keep Busy in a Snow Storm

We're under a "Heavy Snowfall Warning," with accumulations of up to 20 cm of the stuff, so it's a good day to stay inside and work on cozy things.  I have some preparations to do for my knitting classes tomorrow and I'm going to play with this:

The blue disc is a clever device, given to me by Gwen Powell, who holds a Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning and whose little black dress was a highlight of the SOAR fashion show.  I didn't get a photo of the dress, but, if you're on Ravelry, you can see it by clicking here.  (Gwen looks pretty hot, herself.)

That little plastic disc is a wpi tool, a protractor for measuring angle of twist and a thickness gauge for your yarn.  Slip the dowel through the centre hole and the device becomes a top or bottom whorl spindle:

Just how smart is that?  Gwen is just one of many talented people I met at SOAR who generously donated time and tools to make SOAR a wonderful experience.  And for that, I am most grateful.



  1. Cool twist on the wpi tool but that dress! As Frank Barone would say, "Holy Crap!"