Monday, September 13, 2010

baa, baa black sheep.....

I waited all summer for September to get here
and I have to say that I wasn't disappointed...

boy child...who seems to be inching closer to being a
teenager every time I turn around...

 and I played hookey from school on Friday and
headed over to the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

Last winter when both children were in school
I found myself with a few extra hours to myself during
the day and I have rekindle my love of hand spinning...

which led to the purchase of a new very portable
spinning wheel.  It's small and folds nearly flat
and came with a bag that protects it from
small fingers that like to twist knobs when I'm not looking.

While I love spinning processed fibers... my heart
belongs to washing, hand carding and spinning raw fleece.

I've been working with a Corriedale fleece that
girlie and I picked up in Kentucky last year. 
It's a long way to being ready to knit into a sweater...

especially when this little temptation is sitting on a shelf nearby
calling my name and begging me to go for a spin.
The tag is still in the bag...but I want to say it was
a soy and Merino blend.  Four balls came home and
it should lead to plenty of yardage.


Miri said...

What a beautiful spinning wheel!

Your son has such a wonderful smile!

Leslie said...

Fiber in any form, we just love to touch it, fondle it and spend time with it. I can just hear how happy you are!

Marilyn Robertson said...

I have never spun my own yarn before. It looks like you are going to have some wonderful yarn!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Congratulations on your new wheel. I was considering a portable one like this when I save up enough. I look forward to hearing how you like it.
Warm wishes, Tonya

Valula said...

Spinning my own yarn has recently caputured my imagination and I've spent a bit of time on the internet trying to find out how....

You're portable spinning wheel looks really cool!