Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Immersed in Wool

Nope, I'm not dead.  I bought a wool fleece off a farmer on Ebay.  Four pounds of wooly goodness.  I've been washing and spinning up bits of it all week.  About 500 yards of fingering weight cream colored wool has come off my spindle.

I happen to go off in my own little world with a fleece.  I totally immerse myself in the process of washing, drying, carding and spinning.  I find it very calming. In fact, you know in the Harry Potter movies, where Harry is being taught how to produce a Patronus charm and he must remember a very happy moment? This is one of mine.

The other one involves snuggling with my honey on the couch watching the Packers. At the time I had sprained both my ankles and could not go anywhere.  My ass was planted on that couch whenever I was home for like,  4 months.  When there's no where you can go, and nothing you can accept it. Dave sat near me while I had both ankles under ice packs watching the Packers play. It was a good memory.

That's a bit of it drying on the hedge with two skeins. The skeins are plied and over 100 yards a piece. 

So you could say I'm taking a mini-vacation without leaving home.  Everyone is fine, and my biggest dilemma is trying to keep the geese out of the road. is good!

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