So what’s all this crap? Well I’m hoping to turn it into my very own Charkha spinning wheel based on these instructions. In fact, I’ve been rather obsessed with it since the idea rooted itself in my head. I’m modifying several of the components from the article however. Some things are stuff I’ve come up with and others are from tips I got off the Charkha yahoo group list. It’s been a good practice in overcoming functional fixedness for sure. I think half the fun has been strolling through craft/fabric/home improvement stores looking at everything as possible pieces.
The new craft room’s paint is dry and furniture put in place, now I just need to organize everything. I hope to have some photos soon along with some, you know, actual blogworthy knitting.
11/9/2009 – Just a note that the link to the Spin-off PDF on Cigar Box Charkha’s has changed. You know need to sign up to download it but it is still free!