Tuesday, July 10, 2007

This is my most recent purchase from Etsy - a Sett Gauge, or a yarn wraps per inch (WPI) gauge. My wheel needed a really nice gauge and since she deserves the best, here it is. I really love beautiful wood which has nothing to do with my name - heh, heh. This is from Kingwood, which has a slight lavender tinge with darker graining patterns.
I like to measure the WPI right after I ply a skein, before I wind and wash it. Some of my alpaca yarn does puff up a little after washing though.

Visit Fred and Grace Hatton's shop. They are from Lords Valley, Pennsylvania, and raise Finn sheep.

3 comments:

Lisa said...

That wood looks beautiful. Thanks for the link.

Laughingrat said...

Ooohhhhh, I was *just* looking at those the other day. I told myself that I couldn't spin consistently enough yet to deserve/need a sett gauge, but seeing one of their pieces more up close like that...maybe I need one after all?

It is about time for me to do a Seen Around Etsy post myself, there's a knitting-bag maker who caught my eye...

The Mommy and Me Boutique said...

So please you liked the little apron story - and oh,my, to you ... congrats. on your son, Dr. Smith! Isn't it fun to be a "proud" parent!
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