Meet Jacob

It’s a wonder to me that wooden spinning wheels are in better working condition than metal sock machines after 100 years. I put on No. 10 crochet cotton and some spinning oil in the moving parts and he spins. He wobbles a bit but very quiet. The twist is fast and perfect for long draw of thin, smooth yarn.

Krogers gets along him right away. I named him Jacob, after the main character in the book The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.

Kroger approves…

and likes to snuggle next to Jacob.

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One Response to Meet Jacob

  1. Pamela says:

    OOh — nice start to the clean up — but don’t go to fast — he needs a really good oil bath to restore the drive wheel and tighten up the joints.

    Pamela

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