Tessie made me do it! Honest! I couldn't stand to see the floor loom just sitting on a bookshelf all by itself. It looked lonely.
When I cleaned out the workroom over the weekend, I found my other Houseworks room box kit like the one that I did for the Colonial Kitchen.
These are really nice because each has a window and door stamped in the walls that you can or cannot use at will. They can also be mirrored by flipping the walls.
I am doing this with a mirror image to the kitchen. The window and door have been shifted to opposite sides. All I have left to do is glue the ceiling in place....That's as far as the raw box goes...I didn't mean that I was done. I don't work that fast.
As you can see, Tessie has already laid claim to it. That's how I got the title for this one.
I dug out my two real life swifts and my yarnwinder for copying.
Tessie immediately climbed onto the Italian swift and excitedly yelled, "Spin it fast! Faster! Faster!!!"
She is using it for a primative merry go round of sorts.
The other swift, that clamps to the table is from Sweden. And yes, I do use them. They are wonderful for turning hanks of yarn into balls. You simply untwist the hank of yarn into a circle and stretch it over the arms of the swift and then from there, you use the ball winder to make the hanks into balls. Much easier than doing it by hand.
I decided to show you how they work with the Swedish one. Since I spoiled her seat for riding, she is now happily spinning on top of the knob in the center of that one....Still screaming, "Make it go faster! I have a need for speed!"
As I finished winding the ball, she fell off and staggered to the edge of the desk. I had to grab the tail on her shawl to keep her from tumbling over.
She looked at me and said sternly, "OK. Enough foolishness! Those things make me dizzy. I need a niddy noddy! Now!"
For those of you that aren't familiar with niddy noddies, they are another form of swift. They are a spindle with a cross bar at each end that are at right angles to one another. They are usually made a certain length so that the user can measure the yarn by the number of wraps on the impliment.
They don't spin or bob up and down or even move if the user doesn't wish them to. I do believe that Tessie is right. She needs a niddy noddy. She will still be a dizzy witch, but it won't be from a merry go round.
If you are curious about niddy noddies please go here for a history lesson. It's fun.http://imlivinghistory.blogspot.com/2009/07/what-is-niddy-noddy-for.html
See you tomorrow.