|Alden Amos Squirrel-cage Swift
Here's a photo of my AA swift. Walnut...mmmmmmmmmmm. Walnut. The picture doesn't show how smooth and perfect the finish is, or how smoothly it works. It is a beautiful tool!
|AA Swift - close up of cage
Close-up of the end of the cage part. He even hid all the screws!
My next warp, on the warping reel. The reel speeds things up tremendously, and puts NO strain on my wrist at all. This will be (another) set of dishtowels - 8/2 cotton, sett at 20 epi.
Remember the blue Shetland Yarn I posted a while back? Here it is, all woven up. The natural yarn is also Shetland, used as warp. The pattern is "Rambling Rose" from Davison's Pattern Book.
I had a bunch of yarn left over, so I decided to make a matching hat. It's my first attempt at fairisle......I think it turned out pretty well!