John needs new socks. How was your afternoon?
Like a cat in a drumcarder….
I’ve had the drumcarder whirling pretty consistently over the past few days. I’m churning through a fleece quite quickly, alternately carding up batches and spinning them. I would card them all at once and them switch completely over to spinning-only for a few days, but experience has taught me two important lessons about this work….
“And I say way-hey-hey, it’s just an ordinary day…
…and it’s all your state of mind.” – “Ordinary Day” by Great Big Sea It’s Tuesday. I’ve always liked Tuesdays. They haven’t the lethargy-franticness dichotomy of Mondays, but aren’t yet to the exhausted anticipation that typifies a Friday. Tuesdays are a day for getting things done. Today I am plying and then carding some more….
Today was a snow day here in St. John’s, Newfoundland. We got about 25cm (that’s a little shy of a foot, for those among you who are of the Imperial Forces) in the span of around 12 hours, with high winds and treacherous driving conditions. Sane people stayed home, baked bread, made chili and did…
Spin, span, spun
Spent some time over the past few days finishing up a batch of fibre that is supposed to be a heavier-weight yarn than I usually spin. Contrary to what innocent bystanders might think, spinning thicker yarn after having gotten into the groove of thinner yarn is quite tricky. I wanted this to have a lumpier,…