Friday, November 02, 2007

morning spin

The mornings are crisp and cool... in the thirties now. The frost has come, gradually, killing off the summer. I don't begrudge it. It is time. There are still many leaves on the trees for the second of November, but they are now starting to fall. The light is changing.

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I don't often move my Great Wheel around, but the morning light is so beautiful streaming in through the south face windows of the cabin, it calls for me to do so.

Spinning in this type of light makes my heart sing. I've so many things to do today, but the wheel calls to me, promising the time spent with it will be rewarding in ways that will warm the body and soul throughout the coming winter. I give in. I make yarn...

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...and one of these days I will find the time to make a lazy kate to contain my bobbins....

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11 comments:

elizabeth said...

Beautiful pictures! I've noticed the changing light too; dusk has taken on a pinkish tone here and the light is golden.

Donna B said...

Glad you took the time to enjoy the light and your spinning, (and take some pictures!).... the basket is pretty as a lazy kate...

Judy said...

I need to find time to spin! I look at your pics and miss it so but other things keep taking me away from the wheel. I must assign time to just spinning before I forget how.

Terry M said...

What a beautiful entry! And great lighting - love the drafting zone shot!

Fiberjoy said...

The draft shot is fantastic!
Lovely post, in all ways.

Sharon said...

Must be something in the air, although I'm on the other side of the world, and its only beginning to warm up, I've been completely drawn to spinning lately. What fibre are you spinning at the moment?

Artis-Anne said...

Yet more stunning photography enough to inspire me to do more spinning. I am spinning some lovely coloured Corriedale at the moment and I NEED it chunky for a waistcoat so its tough trying to think 'thick ' instead of switching off and spin finely which I am most comfortable doing,especially as this fleece is so soft and with a lovely long soft crimp .
Love your draft shot

cyndy said...

Thanks everyone, for the comments on the draft shot...To answer the questions about what is being spun,
it is good old Pennsylvania born and bred Romney wool.

I was hoping to catch some of those sun rays in the draft- so it would be extra warm ;-)...

The tag on the one bobbin is a reminder to check the yardage, as it represents one half hour of spinning time on the Great Wheel.

cindy said...

You've put me in the spinning mood! Lovely pics!

annmarie said...

beautiful handspun! :)

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

*sigh* beautiful imagery!

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