I’m tackling spinning for the Yarn Along this week. Little by little, I am working my way through a 4 oz bag of first-shearing unwashed alpaca fiber (isn’t the coppery color lovely?). This buttery soft fiber was a gift from my sister some years ago. She picked it up from Foothills Fiber in Hood River, OR.
Originally, I was going to put this on the wheel, but both sets of bobbins are already full of other fibers, so I’ve been working on a drop spindle. (I have 6 or so spindles going at any one time, so progress on any one fiber is fairly slow.)
Both my husband and I feel our careers (paid and unpaid) fall within this sphere. I don’t think either of us could embrace a career that did not, and we love what we do. I simply thought the book might be an educational read.
Okay, back to spinning while Bea does her read-aloud this morning. Have a wonderful second half of your week!
I am a 33 year-old, happily married Portland mom, learning at home with my four homeschooled children. My interests include permaculture, duck-keeping, gentle-parenting, knitting, spinning, baking, lactivism, and Reformed Theology. We strive to spend our days freely learning, exploring, creating from the comfort of our messy home or the beauty of the Pacific NW great outdoors.