Sock Summit wood carving

Published August 5th, 2009 by Bobby Henderson


The kate is done and ready for the Sock Summit fiber festival in Portland, Oregon next Thurs-Sun.

Everyone who’s seen it loves it! I drew my own artwork and if I make another, there are changes I’d make, but on the whole I think it came out well. Feel free to post, and if anyone asks, my company’s booth will be #216 at Sock Summit (Portland Convention Center).

Oh, and for those folks who don’t know, a Lazy Kate is a tool hand-spinners (spindles and/or spinning wheels) use to ply yarn. You spin singles on several bobbins (one is shown below) and then when you ply, you use the elastic cord to tension the bobbins so they all move at the same rate, and you move the spinning wheel in the opposite direction and keep the yarn twisting uniformly. If you look at store-bought yarn you can see it consists of several strands, and a kate helps you get the twists even as you ply.


16 Responses to “Sock Summit wood carving”

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    I was just joking in my comment (#2) but I really should also have said what a fabulous piece of craftsmanship this is and how many hours of patient work it must have taken. You will be rewarded by His Noodly Goodness.

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