So in the previous post I showed you the previous steamer that I’ve used almost 6 years. And I said thanks to a good friend, a new one was on the way.
Per the shpping notice I was expecting it today, but my UPS guy brought it after dark last night.
Besides being nice and new and shiny and wonderful, it has covered handles, making it easier to pick up if I need to. The lid seems to fit a little more firmly (but I will still load the top with my cast iron bacon presses to make a “sort-of” pressure cooker environment. I suspect if I had a genuine pressure-cooker steamer it would be even better, but no matter, this is quite sufficient for my needs.
Another thing I noticed as well… it is BIGGER than what I had before. It doesn’t seem any less tall, but it is certainly bigger around. I kept the steamer insert and the lid from the old pot (doesn’t everyone keep old parts that may still be useful??), and they are tooooo small.
I am a little concerned that the walls don’t seem as thick as the previous one, but for the price I am confident it will serve me just fine.
And within 10-15 minutes after Mr. UPS brought me this new lovely for my work, my son and daughter in law brought me this:
They are starting a wood working business, Whiting Wood Works, and are looking for new clients. This piece is almost 16 inches long and about 4.5 inches tall, now resting on top of the bookshelf next to the TV. Some of the parts, like the V and the Y are fragile, so I want to keep it where it will not be knocked about.
But isn’t it great!! I love it. And you will be pleased to know I’ve asked him about making some custom Knitivity-branded needle gauges, for needles down to 0000 up to the major larger sizes like the 17, 35, and even 50. I will have to get exact millimeter sizing so he can do it all up right. And doing these in 1/4 inch wood, it will be less likely to warp and bend than the flat metal ones. I’ll let y’all know if those actually happen.
And now…. back to finishing the blanket project, and then dyeing into the night! See ya!