Here is my progress on my projects. I have been completing them while listening on youtube to a reading of The Secret Garden which I put on during long kitchen tasks. One of my favorites as a child and still is I guess. I started with Chapt. 19 and that is when the Yorkshire boy visits the bedbound boy bringing a lamb, a fox, and crow and some other bird. I have to admit I laughed out loud at the idea of those creatures going into a Downton Abbey type of mansion.
The yarn is spun and made into a 3 ply skein. Next it will be soaked in warm slightly soapy water to relax it and help the fibers to coalesce together a bit.We call it setting the twist. After it soaks for a half hour I will gently rinse it and then spin it in the clothes washer- no water, no agitation or it would felt-and then hang it to dry.
I bought this wool winder years ago on
Prince Edward Island and have enjoyed using it for the
purpose for which it was intended. Likely homemade,
square nails and lightly in pencil it says
“Mrs. Mary Mc” Wish I could see the whole last name.
It is cloudy today and I like to burn candles on damp cloudy days as can be seen in the skein picture.
She’s at it again:
The bread is rising! I added raisins and cinnamon
The wool is in its last soak. Not too exciting to see. Once I also spin it in the washer to be drier I will take a picture.
On to this afternoon’s project and tea and cookies. Will report when I am done.