July 27, 2011

Spinning And Things

My little un-helper
Debbie has been talking about spinning, and it was just the bump I needed to pull out my wheel. I was finally able to finish putting the merino into singles. The merino that has been half spun up for I believe a year now... Tomorrow I will be able to ply it, then the next day I can wash and thwack it and see my final product.

It has been so nice spinning. I forget how relaxing it is and how I get into a trance. The rhythmic motion of the wheel, the back and forth motion of my hands... The wonderfully delicious smell of the wool. Thanks for the reminder Debbie! :)

Ben order a cord of wood Monday and when I got home from grocery shopping yesterday there was a pile sitting in our driveway. Ben surprised me by coming home early and we got the whole thing moved into the backyard - Mostly on the wood rack he built and the rest that didn't fit is stacked behind the shed.

A whole cord is a lot of moving. Especially for just two people and one wheel barrow. But now we are set for BBQing for a long time and our favorite activity of sitting outside in front of the fire during the winter. I'm very excited to have so much wood. He got apple and almond which should make very good eats.

I went out this morning to inspect plants and I saw that our biggest flower is almost through producing seeds. Don't they look wonderfully plump? I bet they will be really tasty!

Happy Wednesday,


Kessie said...

Oh good, I'm glad you're spinning again. And that is a lot of wood! You guys are set for the winter. :-)

Farm Girl said...

I always like getting wood, it just makes me feel like all is right with the world and it gives me a weird kind of security.
I am so glad that you are spinning. It makes me happy to know that is what you have been doing. I always enjoy seeing the finished project too.
After washing and cleaning for three days I am looking forward to some sewing time,
If my hands will go back to normal. :)

Allison said...

Is it the seed that will be tasty? Or do you cook sunflowers up in some way?

Jennifer said...

Where in the world did you get a spinning wheel? How cool!

Meg said...

It was actually a Christmas present from my dad a few years ago after we realized it would be easier to buy one than build one. I think it's been one of the best presents from him aside from my cherry tree, of course. ;)

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

So jealous. I long to learn to spin. Sigh......maybe some day. Now that's some BBQ'ing wood!

no spring chicken said...

I saw you thumbnail on Kim's sidebar and thought, ooh, somebody's spinning! Little Bit of Life? That's Meg!!

Your wheel is beautiful. So, what means wash and thwack? Why would you do such a thing? Do I need to do such a thing? :)

Blessings, Debbie

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