It's the big drum of a drum carder that D is building for me!!
How fabulous is that?!
Ever since we went to all those yarn shops and bought those drop spindles in New England D has been fascinated with all things related to spinning. I am not complaining. :) There are currently several small kick-wheels in our lounge which all work, although they are still test models in need of improving (I have to remember to post some pictures at some point), and ever since I mentioned that I need carders he has been researching how they work and has been plotting to build one. Since we had a rather slow morning (came back from a wedding at 2am), we thought we'd take the Sunday off, and this meant that he was finally able to start building the carder. It looks great so far, so I will be able to order the carding cloth tomorrow!!
In other, more knitting related news - I had to rip most of my Hourglass sleeve because I made a mistake quite early on and, because the yarn is so smooth and has no colour variation that might distract from it, it was really noticeable. This left me with the urgent need to see some finished object, and I have started to knit something else with the Jaeger Kathmandu yarn that I bought the other day. It's coming along well, so I should be able to post a picture in the next few days. :)
Also, I finally got round to enquiring about the knitting group meetings in a LYS in a town near us (I got this info from someone at the UK Knitters Yahoo group) and indeed, they meet every Tuesday evening, so I'm pretty sure I'll go there next week.
Right, I'm off to work some more on my mini knitting project now.