While we were in Philly, we went to the Ben Franklin Institute (something like a yarn store for geeks…a must on Branden’s list). They had a whole section on gears and mechanical instruments, which was very cool, and seems to have initiated a new spurt of clock-mania around here. Tonight, Branden told me I must visit Clayton Boyer’s Clock Designs webpage.

The designs are beautiful. They’re worth taking a look at, even if you aren’t fascinated by clockworks, and especially if you are. Even better, way down at the bottom of the page, there’s a link to the Yarn Lover’s Package, where you can buy full instructions to make a swift, ball winder, and tabletop spinning thingy-do. What’s not to love?