Thanks for my new favorite spinning basket. The fact that it sits open, and has nothing inside to catch on the delicate fibers is a huge plus. The drawstring closure keeps my fibers safe from dust and dirt and allows me to transport them around when I need to without any disturbance. Though you can't tell from this low light photo, my e-spinner almost perfectly matches the UV color. I painted her this weekend. . . Her name is Violet.
I never thought of using this as a yarn holder. What a brilliant idea, dorayme. (And I'm sure Violet loves her new paint job.) I'm off to order my own yarn basket—I mean, Travel Tray—in Ultraviolet, of course!
My yarn/knitting project holders - errrr travel trays - are on the truck for delivery later today. I'm excited!!
Just took two of these on our weekend early Christmas getaway to Yosemite Lodge. They worked out great! Trying to find a little time to write up an actual review. ^_^
Questions for someone who has a travel tray or has seen (read: handled) one - how thin does it squash down to for packing and does it stay squashed or is there a strap to hold it closed? Thanks!
I just checked my newly received travel tray. It squishes almost flat--it would be completely flat if it didn't have fabric. It does not stay squashed unless you put it somewhere in your luggage where it must stay flat (under a pile of clothes, in a flat pocket, etc.) It is very very light and flexible, but holds its shape nicely when you stand it up.
I am thinking it might be cool to keep socks in or undies or something small in it till you get to your destination, if you are staying in one place and want to unpack. I find the travel trays way useful. I'll probably use this one AND the one I already have from "the other brand." The TB holds more but seems more packable to me.
ETA: Dorayme, meant to admire Violet as she should be admired. She is lovely AND talented!
I have a few more minutes of unclaimed free time and I want to chime in on how much I love my travel tray. It doesn't travel. Instead, it sits on my desk and brightens it up with Iberian goodness. I smile when I look at it, and it keeps my desk tidier. Love it.
Thanks for checking this for me. And you're right about the size difference: 51.25 sq. inches vs. 31.5 sq inches (RO - and not all of it usable due to the padded sides). Actually, a better figure would be 226 cubic inches vs. 63 cubic inches. That's a LOT of room!
Where did you get her? What kind of paint did you use?
I can't do animal fibers but I would love to make custom cotton and bamboo yarn, I guess I should sign up to Ravelry.
Is it only for knitter and crocheters, or can fiber enthusiasts join? I use my yarn for needlework.
Thank you, Violet is a Vespera by Heavenly Handspinning. Made in GA, by the sweetest people, seriously! I used Martha Stewart Crafts pearl acrylic paint (not loving MS, but loving the color and how the product worked). I've owned two of their treadle wheels and their kick spindle as well, they are fun spinners and very affordable.
You can join Ravelry, the site is geared to knitter's, crocheter's weavers and spinners. Groups involve all sorts though, I'm sure there are some needlecraft groups therein.
Taught a class on the wise woman in Prov 31 today - she's a spinner and a weaver too. Not sure if she has a TT. ;-)
Sorry for saying you made me order my last TB batch, I forgot to include a smiley as it was said in a kidding and giddy mood as I was in full TB anticipation syndrome turned into opening the gift box groove. :)
It really feel so great to be so happy with such lovely items, so I feel thankful for your inspiration in ordering them and the TB crew for designing, creating, taking my order in such lovely way and sending them to me with a very sweet note. :)
Last year, I realized that it was better to let the river guide the way than try to fight the current. Much easier. :)