Other than a bunch of spinning and a little bit of cloth work, I don't have much to post this week. And it's not even really a BUNCH of spinning. I really didn't think it would take me this long to spin Maisie's yarn. I'm not finished, but I'm getting close to saying I'm getting close. I have 11 ounces of singles to go and then on to plying, which will go faster.
It took me a good 18 hours to spin the yarn for the black throw last year. I'll probably end up clocking that much time on this yarn, too. I should
not sit down and figure what I've got in a sweater's worth. At least I'd have a good answer for when people wonder why I don't sell much handspun yarn or when they wonder at the cost of handspun.
I started adding up costs of sheep, feed, bedding, vet care, shearing, washing, processing, spinning equipment, spinning time, time for all the other aforementioned aspects, land, barns, fences, guardian dog...and decided to just go out and do my morning chores and move on. I'm getting tons of enjoyment and happiness from these sheep, so the yarn is practically free...to me ;-).
I'm going to stop beating myself up about the yarn. It's going to be beautiful and special :-).
And maybe 20 can help me get finished up!
Freshly laundered, pressed and cut (with my new rotary cutter - definitely worth the money) pieces of contrasting spinning cloths. More painting this year!
And just when I was really feeling like I didn't get much done this week I remembered how many nice photos I took. That takes time, too, and I think it's fair to add that in. Plus it gives me an excuse to post more snow pictures :-).
This is an easy photograph to take - seriously! I stumbled on it by accident a few years ago and I think there's nothing that says 'more bang for your buck' than a sheep (or horse) standing just inside the shadowy dark barn with sunlight shining directly on her face. (Blossom/Baba)
These pictures were all taken that same snowy morning. I just moved around to different sides to use the light in different ways. I love back lighting just as much as front lighting. (Keebs and Chocs)
Or side lighting. (PPPP)
Or Hank napping in the snow :-). (Burrnie)
How did your week wrap up?