More K'Nex!

Here, you can see how I get started on these spindles. I hand spin about 8 inches' worth, then I clip it into the whorl, and away I go!

In the picture above, you can see how all of the pieces are arranged - -

And this is how they all go together for spinning. Easy, yes?

Remove the clip from the bottom to hold the spinning-in-progress.

Once you spin a bunch of wool, well, you have to ply it, right? K'Nex to the rescue! Here you can see my Lazy Kate -

I put my foot onto the grey bar which is across the front, in this photo.
I can adjust the tension - press harder to slow it down, release it to let the spindle revolve more quickly. It works amazingly well!

This is showing a close-up of the hub -

And here, you can see an action shot.
I love spinning action shots...


meg said...

Sssh, don't tell the company -- they'll re-market their toy as a spinning tool and charge a mint for the thing!

Rosemary said...

Well.... they're not exactly *cheap* to start with! Unless you get them at the Salvation Army store, like I did! How I LOVE the Salvation Army Store! Besides, they are doing wonderful work in my home state of Louisiana, to help with all of the hurricane damage and displacement. Support your local Salvation Army!!!

melissa said...

These are some of the most amazing things I've ever seen! That's soooo cool!! I've gonna make some to use for plying! You're wicked cool! =D

Rosemary said...

Wow! Thanks! I like that! Wicked cool.... hmmm....has a nice ring to it. Thanks!

Hope said...

OMG you are too clever. Now to see if my son still has boxes of knex stuffed in his wardrobe...?

Rosemary said...


The Purloined Letter said...

Brilliant! Especially the Kate. I hope this passes around the spinning blogosphere. You deserve a lot of credit.