It has been raining here literally since I woke up at 7:45 this morning (likely before) and still hasn't let up. As such, we set about indoor activities today. My son went with our good friends (and incidentally his favorite sitter) for a fun day at the pumpkin patch and a costume party. I don't … Continue reading Rainy Autumn Saturday
I finally got a full spindle of border collie yarn! Yay! Project 1 of 10,000 complete. So I set the twist! I didn't have a niddy noddy so I make shifted one out of a cheap plastic picture frame I had lying around. I wrapped the yarn gently- not too tight or it would break- … Continue reading Finishing Border Collie Yarn
How blindsided of me that it took 25 years to connect the term "spinster woman" to the craft of spinning? In my curiosity, I researched the term. According to the Online Etymological Dictionary, A spinster: mid-14c., "female spinner of thread," from M.E. spinnen (see spin) + -stere, feminine suffix. Spinning commonly done by unmarried women, hence … Continue reading Help, I’m a Spinster Woman!
When I say I'm new to spinning, I mean it quite literally. I just woke up one morning and thought, "You know what would be awesome? spinning my own yarn!" Because apparently I'm a huge nerd. I have a 9 month old with outrageously fast and grabby hands, so I wanted something compact. The most … Continue reading Drop Spindles