Today's lesson is how to save $35 with a little plastic straw:
Since I am using 3 shuttles, I decided to wind up the smallest bobbins because I can use them even on the big shuttle. I don't have 3 shuttles all the same size, and I didn't feel like buying yet another shuttle, so I figured I could use my small bobbins on these large shuttles just fine. The only problem was the movement back and forth would sometimes pinch a piece of yarn and stop it from moving freely.
But I had this extra plastic straw for a water bottle and I just cut off the ends and put it into the shuttle to keep the bobbin from slipping left and right.
It works like a charm... just a bit on the ghetto side, but it did save me some money! I love figuring things out like this!
And... I found a wonderful gift in my mailbox yesterday! This is from a Ravelry friend named Cindy in South Carolina!
It is a beautiful little sachet filled with a wonderful cinnamon smell! She made the sachet from her woven samples that were leftover from scarves she made for Christmas gifts! What a great idea to use up some samples!! It is just beautiful and thoughtful!! Thank you, Cindy!