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Bon voyage

February 24th, 2013 · 1 Comment

It’s that time of the year. We just left on the yearly trip to the Caribbean. See you in 10 days


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Location:Jersey City,United States

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Returns

September 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on Returns

Ok so it might be that the bus makes for a slightly longer but more relaxing commute. We shall see. First day was good. Not having coding to do doesn’t seem like it will be a problem. Yes I do get a nice discount that started yesterday. I sense that my wardrobe will improve 😉

The knitting progress is back! One day of commuting later and here is that same sock:


Craft on!

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Goodbye

July 30th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Duchess of A’Rat

11/1996 – 7/30/2012

Small in size, but huge in impact.

Goodbye sweet girl.

 

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Looking

April 19th, 2012 · 3 Comments

 

Sigh.  That habit was easy to break.  So much for the once a week on a Sunday rundown posting.  It was nice while it lasted Winking smile  I do have progress on a number of fronts to post, but not this post.  I’m going to be doing something familiar to anyone who reads this blog.  I’m getting a new wheel.  I’ll be picking her up in (wait for it) MDSW.   She’s a Schacht-Reeves 24” double treadle in Cherry.  I lurve cherry and the observant will have noticed a recent trend around here from single to double treadles.  With the bum right ankle and the bad left foot, a single treadle no longer cuts it.  Neither foot is worse than the other, so a single isn’t really an option.  While both the Reeves and the old Matchless were large single treadles that I could put both feet on, it just isn’t the same.  The two footed treadle motion is different than a double treadle.  So there you have it, my rationale for swapping wheels.

What does this mean for the herd?  Well, the Reeves 24” is looking for a new home.

As you can see, beyond the light layer of dust, she’s in excellent shape.  24” in Oak, large single treadle with the flyer on the left.  There are three different whorls for the wheel, the extras screw onto storage on the underside of the bench.  There is also the orifice hook stowed in the bench just in front of the wheel support.

One of the differences between the Reeves and the S-R version is the finishing details that Rick used.  Instead of exposed screw holes, he plugged them with beautiful wood plugs throughout, this includes the drive wheel and where the treadle attaches to the treadle bar.

There are 5 large bobbins, two original Reeves and three that were recently made, as well as the bug style lazy kate.  They all work beautifully.  One of the originals has a notch missing from the edge, which you can see clearer here.

You can still cram a lot of fiber onto the thing.  No, the pink singles don’t come with the wheel.  I’ve since wound them off after being embarrassed at how very long they’ve been waiting to ply.  I actually spun the first bobbin on the Reeves Frame wheel that I sold in August of ‘09.  That explains the level of dust, n’est-ce pas?

Now the details.  This wheel would be a pain to ship, so I’m looking for a local buyer (wheel is in NJ).  I can deliver to a number of locations including the Clermont festival this week or the big one, MDSW.  I’m asking $1,100 $1,050 for her.  If you’re interested, please leave a comment or email me at risa AT crazyfiberlady DOT com (for some reason, gmail is now treating my comment email as spam).

Craft on!

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See you in 10 days

January 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Time for the annual pilgrimage to the Caribbean. Due to the delay we lose one day and one stop (Labadee) but we are getting a refund of 15%.


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Location:Port Terminal Blvd,Bayonne,United States

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Around

January 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Once again a prolonged silence. I’ve been busy with work, family and still getting some hobby time. I also think I finally have the perfect traveling wheel.


My Bosworth Book Charkha. Go figure what with all the wheels I’ve purchased and sold over the years that this one has been in the herd since fall of 2002. Never really spent much time with it which is not surprising to anyone who knows how I feel about knitting with cotton. Last week I decided to try it again but used wool. It works! I’m sold. Charkha is going on the cruise next week 🙂


Charkha spun Shetland: 83 yards at 12 grams. Now that’s some fine arsed yarn 🙂

Have to get back to work. Just wanted to check in. Craft on!

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A new view

November 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments

I started the new job today. Most of it was spent in orientation. I’m tired now but wanted to say hi and show the view from the window behind my cubicle.


Not too shabby if you ask me.

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And we’re back

October 31st, 2011 · 2 Comments

My family finally emerged from the dark ages. The power is back on. The last to return was FIOS. So now we’re back on the grid with tv, telephone and most importantly internet!! Though I must admit, it was kind of nice without it for a change. The family spent a lot of time together. School is closed due to no power. Half the town is down. Can’t believe we had a snow day on Halloween! More later.

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What season?

October 30th, 2011 · Comments Off on What season?

Is it really still October? We’ve been sitting without power since 2:30 yesterday afternoon. Hope the power comes back on soon. Getting chilly in the house.


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Tuesday tidings

September 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I know. I had been posting regularly and then silence. Last week was a mess. Mom had cataract surgery on her left eye on Tuesday. She’s fine and quite pleased with her new vision. So I worked from home to help out on tues and weds, ‘cept I started with a miserable cold on Wednesday and spent the rest of the week sniffling. Still am actually but at least well enough to get back on the bus and head to work.

Yup I have been knitting. Finished those socks I last posted about and owe the details on. The kauni sweater is my evening baseball knitting. I started the corrugated ribbing of the first cuff last night. Let’s not discuss the Sox now. Ouch stupid Yankees. Stupid Os.

Anyway, current bus knitting is these socks. Details to follow 🙂


Have to show this. The neighbors had a garage sale this weekend. They sent Alex home with these:


Joy.

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