|Handspun from Coopworth roving.|
Three or four years ago, I brought home two large bags of Coopworth roving from the WI Sheep & Wool Festival, one bag of this beautiful natural brown roving, the other, white. An invite to participate in the first annual Spinzilla arrived, but a realistic look at my schedule and a couple commitments clearly showed I could not take an entire week in October and do nothing but spin 24/7. Hopefully next year, I must remember to mark that on my calendar.
So while enduring a fair amount of pain over the past five days, I decided to do a little spinning when Ibuprophin had taken the edge off things. I am spinning this on my double treadle folding Lendrum wheel, and now have two full bobbins. I really dislike tiny little skeins of yarn, and am now waiting for the plying head kit for this wheel to arrive from The Woolery, along with a new drive band (original band is now about 7 years old). As soon as it arrives I'll ply the two together, and then I can spin up more, hoping for enough for a sweater.
I am currently working on more woven shibori scarves, the next blog post will have photos of the new scarves.
|Small Red-Tail Hawk, during its exam, upon arrival at Wild Instincts.|
My most recent wildlife run for Wild Instincts was to transport an injured Red-Tail Hawk. It was examined, given subcutaneous fluids, tube fed, then ate a small fish on its own after being settled into a recovery area. Tags on it showed it is part of a study from the Chicago O'Hare Airport area. Hoping for recovery and release.
Now, back to my loom, it's nearly Oct. 5th and I am not finished!