Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Why I don't spin.

I don't spin because:


1) It looks like sheep don't always have fun growing their hair out for me to shear, process, and then spin.




2) I don't live on a stream that can power my machine carder. (uh, sorry it's sideways?)

video


3) Yeah, I don't have a machine carder. And I don't think I could carry one up the stairs.




4) I have no spinning wheel, and this wouldn't fit in my living room anyway.





5. Lastly, I don't spin because I would look ghastly in this dress.




I did happily learn about fiber, spinning, and water-powered carders and living 'back in the day' while visiting Old Sturbridge Village, though. They didn't sell any wool in the gift shop, but they did have some lovely fabric for you quilters and sewers out their. And it was a beautiful autumn day.

2 comments:

Harlem Purl said...

I'm jealous. That looks like sooooo much fun, except for the clothes of course.

Code Purl said...

Looks like you had a fun day. Another reason not to spin: less time for knitting!