My New Friend Pirtle
So the wheel has a name!
Thanks to the fine folks on Ravelry, I’ve come to know that he’s a Pirtle.
So, he’s a 70’s-vintage guy, one of about 200 made by a retired Air Force engineer.
I’ve named him Hank.
And I’ve just combed up another batch of Frank/Felix to spin up all nice and bulky on him.
In addition to getting a feel for Hanks irish tension system, I’ve managed to get a start on a another vest for John The Shepherd, of Marietta Shetlands:
I took the cable motif from the Hand in Hand men’s cable vest pattern by Kathy Zimmerman. I think it’s working out nicely- it’s curvy, and large enough to stand out in the dark yarn, but still manly and subdued.
No outside photos this week. It’s July, but feels like October.
No summer yet.