"So the wool goes in there..."
"And this wheel thing spins around..."
"And these foot thingies make the wheel turn..."
"So that's how that thing works."
"I wonder how you get the wool off the sheeps?"
Those pictures were all from last Thursday. I'm trying to get more "scheduled" now that Maisie's doing well and about ready to
go off to college move to the barn. The winter got completely away from me, but that's okay.
As I sat in the Wool House yesterday (sunny, but way too cold to spin out on the porch) watching Maisie through the screen door, I thought it a good trade :-).
She stayed busy grazing and out of trouble for at least an hour. She had good company and was perfectly happy without me, which is how we want all of our kids to grow up, eh?
Except Corgis. Do they ever grow up? Just kidding, Weaslie ;-).
So this was yesterday's spinning. I think the Thursday spinning thing was started by the Yarn Harlot several years ago. I'm not sure how that worked out for her but she seems much more regimented than me (and also gets way more accomplished) so I'm giving it a go...and mostly because Thursday seems to be the day of the week that is most likely to be "spinnable".
Mondays and Wednesdays - Punkin's Patch work days.
Tuesdays and Fridays - farm work and Hickory days.
Thursdays are for spinning.
Want to join me?
If you're local, come on out on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00. We'll either sit in front of the stove or in the sun out on the porch. Bring your wheel or a current project. If you don't have a wheel but would like to learn to spin, I'd be glad to help you give it a try :-).
If you're not local but would still like to come out sometime to spin or just visit with your favorite sheep, drop me a note. We have a friend with a really nice Bed and Breakfast and can help you plan an enjoyable Bluegrass trip :-).