Today was a day full of running around and doing things for others. I took some RAT tests to a friend (dropped in her mail box) on my way to post letters for our local Co Op (which is ,sadly, closing), then delivered some roosters (dropped off at our place by one friend) to my good friend and stopped for a coffee there. After all that, I had to go pick up my partner from work as his car is out of action due to the rough roads at the moment. So I took the opportunity to leave him there for half an hour and visit one of my favourite trees.
This tree is a European oak, planted well before I was born. It has stood beside the road and seen us progress from carts and bullock drays to cars and will hopefully see us move to electric cars (or maybe back to carts). I stopped the car, set up my wheel and with a box to sit on, spun for a tranquil half hour beside the road.
I am amazed that there are still leaves on the tree, it is after Solstice and the coldest part of Winter is on us. It was a grey, chilly day today, with a sneaky breeze to steal the loose leaves from the branches, but when I went to look I saw there are new leaf buds waiting.
The spinning is coming along. My attempt to ’embrace the nebs’ is in the early stages though. I like my yarn to be smooth and even, this yarn is not. I am trying to spin it with an acceptance of what the fleece has to offer and hope that I will love the resulting yarn. I guess there is a lesson in life in this for me (isn’t there always) I need to stop striving for perfection in everything and sometimes be content with what comes. I do know that my hands are finding the rhythm of this fleece now and I will begin to spin faster from now on.
After my half hour of spinning, I packed up my wheel, thanked the tree for her company, and went to pick up my poor, abandoned partner. Leaving nothing but some nebs on the ground to mark my passing.
7 thoughts on “Winter spinning adventures – day two”
We’ll have to rename your blog Adventures of the Wild Spinner. It reminds me of a small gallery on the island a few miles away called “Handspinner having Fun” 😊
I wish I could do this every day. Unfortunately I still have to attend my day job. One day I will be able to spin and weave and knit anywhere my fancy demands, but for now I will take joy in the fleeting nature of school holidays.
I hope that it won’t be long for you. There’s such bliss in being able to craft when the fancy takes you x
Looking forward to it, but it’s a while in the future.
Geezus thats gorgeous <3 .. .love what you doing here my friend .. its got a nice vibe to it .. feels peaceful, even from here!!!! Xx
Thank you. It is very peaceful. That’s what I’m looking for at the moment, peace with a side of productivity.
I hear that!! Xxxx