Out with the Old, In with the New!

January 2, 2012 at 6:13 pm 3 comments

First, the sheeps helped me close out the old year, by recycling the christmas tree



They like evergreens, and it makes their breath all fresh and piney 🙂

Then in order to get the new year off on the right foot, I brought out the other herd, my spinning wheels, for a cleaning and oiling.


Don’t they look swell, all shined up and ready for 2012’s challenges?

I also dug out the partial distaff that I got with Sophie (on the right), and found a branch out in the yard that might serve as the basket-type part on top. I’m going to work on drafting from the distaff and see if I can get the hang of it.

And lastly, I got a start on my next sweater project- the Chone/Spike Cobblestone


Still have 3 or 4 more skeins to go for this one, so I’ll be working at it from both ends for a bit-


Goal completion date: end of Feb.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dad  |  January 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Best recycle ever!

  • 2. Beth  |  January 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I really like the look of that middle wheel. What kind is it?

    • 3. sheepsclothing  |  January 20, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      It’s a Pirtle wheel. What little I do know about it I learned from someone on Ravelry. The maker, Paul Pirtle produced them in the 70s. Somewhere in California, I think. It’s a bobbin-lead bulky spinner. Huge flyer/bobbin assembly.


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