This week I took some time to spin up some lovely Fleece Artist Merino that my lovely friend Anja gave me for my birthday last year. There was one mostly green bit with bits of purple and one that was about 50% green and 50% pink/purple.
This loveliness is what I got. It’s about 150 yards in 106g.
It may be the cold weather we’ve had for the last little while, but every yarn I spin lately looks like it should be a cowl. Well, there is an exception. I spun this little bit of blue earlier this week, but more for demonstration purposes:
I visited my son’s sr. kindergarten class this week and took my spinning wheel, some spindles, some fiber, some yarn, and some finished projects. I did some preparation because my kids go to a French school and my spinning vocabulary was non-existent. Now I know to say “le rouet” and “le fuseau” when talking about wheels & spindles.
The teacher surprised me by inviting in the other two classes, so there were 50 or 60 little people sitting on the carpet. They were fantastic! I handed out little bits of roving and had them pull it in pairs, then twist it and pull, to see the difference. We talked about fibre-bearing animals (including the Boeuf musqué). It went by in a flash.
Apparently it made an impression of sorts as another mother asked me about it the following day, saying that her son had said I had demonstrated “sewing”. When I explained that I had taken in my spinning wheel it made more sense.