Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Next Steps

I don't have any words about the political situation. It's too painful. 
This is how I have been coping with the stress of this election.
The other day I found a tutorial to make wool combs. The real things are over $100 and this seemed like a good way to dip my toes in.

I took my cleaned fleece into the house and separated it into locks,
combed it out,
there was a lot of it,
Then I started spinning and I kept spinning and spinning until it was all gone
(singles and plied yarn)
I ended up with about 500 yards of worsted-ish weight yarn from my first half-fleece. The remainder was little fluffs and chunks, which I think could be carded or used for doll stuffing.
I will post about my weekend adventure in a minute, this post has been sitting in my blogger for a week or so, so I thought I would finish it up.

2 comments:

gardenwithab said...

What a change from the stuff we pulled out of the plastic bag! You have some mad skills my girl!

Caffeine Girl said...

I love your friend's idea of a mid-life Renaissance. That is just brilliant.
I've been following your spinning adventure. It's one thing to buy some fleece and spin away, but you've gone to the very beginning, which I think is very cool. Can't wait to see where you go from here.