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To Spin or not to Spin…Red & Turquoise for the win!

I spent a good chunk of today sitting on my front porch with Maddy, my spinning wheel.  It was a gorgeous day and I wanted to be outside…but I also wanted to spin, so I did both.

It got me a few looks as vehicles passed by and my neighbour paused at one point to ask if “that thing really works?” to which I said “Uh huh.”

I forget sometimes how odd spinning seems to those who know nothing about it.

So, I sat on my porch and started working with a heathered red 100% wool roving.  A good amount of time was spent fussing with the tension as the darn yarn kept breaking as though I hadn’t spun it enough to give it strength.

All the ends that kept breaking....
All the ends that kept breaking….

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Spinning: A New Addiction…and zombie wool!

(This entry is a bit picture heavy…gallery at the end for the post)

Did I pull you in to read this post with the “Zombie Wool” comment?

I did, didnt I!

It’s an accurate reference…and is explained somewhere in this post ;).  I promise!

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